Booked Out: Online: Writing Vividly: Making Description and Setting Come to Life with Caroline Green
Dates: Tues 2 Mar 2021
Time: 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm
Duration: 3 Weeks
Course Level: Beginner and Emerging
All remote Irish Writers Centre courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT)
Hosted by a best-selling, award-winning author, this course will show you how to use description to its best effect and how to create memorable fictional settings in your writing.
Week One: How to make descriptions feel real and immersive to your reader. Understanding the difference between ‘showing and telling’ and learning about ‘psychic distance’ - often a ‘eureka moment’ for writers.
Week Two: Making fictional settings come to life. We will look at how you choose where your story is set and what descriptive details to include and what to leave out. How to ‘world build’ whether you are writing fantasy or writing in the real world.
Week Three: How character and setting come together. Places are always seen through someone’s eyes. How do you make sure your settings are filtered through the perceptions and experiences of your characters?
Each session will include a range of written exercises. You can submit a piece of up to 1000 words at the of the course for direct feedback.
The participant will come away with an understanding of how to write description that adds colour and vibrancy to their work and how to create brilliant, memorable settings.
Caroline Green's (writing as Cass Green) debut adult novel The Woman Next Door was a Number 1 e-book bestseller. In A Cottage, In A Wood was a Sunday Times top ten and USA Today bestseller. She is also an award-winning author of fiction for young people, with a new children’s series out in 2022. A genre-busting crime series for adults (writing as CS Green) starts March 2021. Writer in Residence at East Barnet School, she also teaches for City University and Writers and Artist’s Yearbook.
Reviews of Caroline's work:
Tightly plotted, perfectly paced, and beautifully written, the story builds to a tense and terrifying conclusion. Amanda Jennings (SLEEP TIGHT)
Tense and menacing with utterly compelling characters. Domestic noir at its darkest’ Louise Jensen (DON’T YOU CRY)
‘The Girl on the Train meets Notes on a Scandal. I read it one sitting, totally gripped.’ Erin Kelly (THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR)
A beguiling thriller, beautifully written and suffused with a delicately rising sense of menace which builds to a nerve-shredding climax. Eva Dolan (IN A COTTAGE IN A WOOD)