Online Creative Writing with Sarah Moore Fitzgerald Irish Writers Centre
Irish Writers Centre - Dublin, Ireland

Online: Nourishing Your Novel from Home Booster Programme with Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

Regular price €203.00
Dates: Tues 10 Aug, Thurs 12 Aug, Tues 17 Aug, Thurs 19 Aug, Tues 24 Aug 2021
Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Duration: 5 weeks
Cost: €225/€203 members
Course Level: Beginner/Emerging

All Irish Writers Centre remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT)

Please note: This is a booster programme for participants of Sarah Moore Fitzgerald's "Nourish Your Novel from Home" course

Course Outline:

Session 1: Personality and writing - understanding your own patterns and preferences as a writer and applying this to your writing routines and strategies.

Session 2: Advanced creative habits and insights with a particular focus on writing brilliant characters in vivid settings 


Session 3: Writing together, keeping ourselves focused, making progress and checking in: a three hour structured writing blitz 

Session 4: Grit and resilience – responding to disappointment, rejection, doldrums and knockbacks. 

Session 5: Learning from the greats – extracting lessons from our favourite books to enhance and developing our own writing 

Course Outcomes: By the end of the programme participants will have learned about effective approaches to writing more regularly, creatively and proficiently within limited time frames, and will have learned to pursue a novel project with more pleasure, focus and success. 

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald is an award winning teacher, researcher and novelist at the University of Limerick where she teaches creative writing. She was awarded a full professorship at UL in 2016 for her research and leadership in teaching and learning, and was Ireland’s inaugural chair of the board of the National Forum for the enhancement of teaching and learning. She’s part of the team that delivers UL’s New York Creative Writing Summer School and is founder of UL’s Creative Writing Winter School for mid-career writers. She’s the author of 5 novels including The Apple Tart of Hope and A Strange Kind of Brave. Her next novel is due out in July 2021. Her work has been adapted for the stage and translated into over eighteen different languages. 

What Sarah's students have said of her courses:

 'Learning from Sarah has been one of the best creative experiences of my life.'

'Sarah’s sessions have meant a great deal to me and made a huge difference to my writing and my approach to it.'

'Sarah is practical and inspiring, supportive and encouraging and really helps writers to think through their approach in ways that have had lasting effects on my own practice.'

On Sarah’s novels:

Back to Blackbrick

This beautifully-written time-slip novel explores memory loss, grief and famil


Anne Turnbill, The Historical Novel Society


A pitch perfect book that had me hooked from the first page and refused to let go

Loralei Haylock, The Book Bag


The Apple Tart of Hope

This novel has hidden powers                                        

Daily Telegraph

 A moving and poignant tale about the redemptive power of friendship

Louise O’Neill


The List of Real Things

Completely beguiling and funny and tender and wise

Piers Torday


A Strange Kind of Brave

This wonderful author has done it again

Mary Brigid Turner


Gripping with an incredible twist that you simply won’t see coming

Louise O’Neill

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