Aspiring authors can learn some useful tips about short story writing by taking part in a series of workshops in Carrick-on-Suir’s Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre.
“Story Wise” run by writer Karen Moore will take place at the Nagle Centre on Saturdays October 6, 13 and 20 from 2pm to 4pm. The workshops aim to teach clear story writing techniques, starting with some simple writing exercises toget the pen flowing and promote some free and natural work. An exploration of the senses will follow and the importance of setting will be discussed. The group will also look at character development. A story can often grow from a character. If you make your characters strong enough, you will want to write about them. Students will also study the creation of realistic dialogue. The links between character and dialogue will be identified and built upon.
Proofreading and editing will also be covered. It can be very hard to look at your own work in a detached fashion but ways of achieving this will be explored alongside group exercises. A brief guide to publishing avenues will be discussed at the end of the workshops. There are more options for getting your work out there these days which makes being a writer incredibly exciting. It’s not a case of ‘will I ever get published?’ It’s a case of making it happen. If you want to know more please book a place by calling (086) 0687982 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This series of three workshops costs E60. Early booking is advisable due to limited places.