Online: The Writer’s Best Ally – becoming your own editor with Ciara Considine

Booked Out: Online: The Writer’s Best Ally: Becoming your own Editor with Ciara Considine

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Dates: Sat 12 June & Sat 19 June 2021
Time: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm
Duration: 2 Days
Cost: €80/€72 members

Course Level: Professional Development

All Irish Writers Centre remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT+1)

Course Summary: 

-Stymied by the inability to complete your work?

-Struggling with structure, form or content?

-Flummoxed by how to achieve a second draft?

-Baffled by why, despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to achieve that elusive publishing contract?

Course Outline: 

The Writer’s Best Ally is a five-hour workshop, over two weeks, designed to help you solve these and other common problems of the aspiring writer. Led by leading Irish editor and publisher Ciara Considine of Hachette Books Ireland, course content covers the common obstacles writers face, and explores why the tools of self-editing are a writer’s best friend. From resolving plot and other narrative issues, to creating fully formed characters and compelling structure, to how to hone a concept or avoid the common pitfalls to achieving publication, this short, information-packed course will cover it all – including banishing the ‘hungry ghosts’ that can haunt the author’s mind, in order to clear the way for freer creative practice.

Course Outcomes: 

A clear self-managed direction out of areas where you feel stuck in the writing or editing process.

Ciara Considine has been a publisher and editor with Hachette Books Ireland for two decades, and prior to that worked at New Island Books and Wolfhound Press. Publishing fiction and non-fiction, she has worked with many leading Irish authors (Tana French, John Banville, Deirdre Purcell, Rachael English) and on some of the biggest publishing successes of recent times, including memoirs by Dr Marie Cassidy and Vicky Phelan. She is also an acclaimed singer and songwriter – Ciara Sidine.




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