Online: Finish Your Novel with Conor Kostick Dingle Literary Festival

Online: Finish Your Novel with Conor Kostick

Starts: Fri 20 Nov 2020
Time: 10.30 am – 4.30 pm
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €80/€70 Members

Course Level: Emerging

In Association with Dingle Literary Festival 

Course Summary:

This is a practical course for writers who are part way through writing a novel. Participants will workshop together to further the progress of their manuscripts, as well as engage in discussions such as characterisation, dialogue, drama, etc., which are designed to strengthen the quality of their writing. More than twenty past participants of this course have secured book deals.

Course Outline:

The course will cover: Consistent narrative voice; Prose style: being Virginia Woolf; Worldbuilding; Writing the dramatic heart of the story; Successful romantic scenes; The art of writing dialogue; Character journeys; Integrating themes; The use of landscape; Writing actions scenes; The publishing world today: pitches and synopses.

Participants will be expected to bring their work in progress, which will be at least 10,000 words of a novel.

Conor Kostick is the author of a number of successful books. In 2009, he was presented with a Special Merit Award by the Reading Association of Ireland; in 2010 he was the Farmleigh Writer-in-Residence. Conor is often asked to judge literary competitions and in 2016 and 2019 was the president of the Irish jury for the EU Prize for Literature.

Praise for Finish Your Novel with Conor Kostick:

"I highly recommend this course. I should know - I did it twice! And it paid huge dividends." Patricia Gibney, million selling author of The Missing Ones.

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