Resources for Writers
The National Emerging Writer Programme: Telling the Story
In ‘Telling the Story’ find out from our authors those essential ingredients that will make your fiction sing – find out how they each develop structure, why that first draft is so important, how many characters you should have, and the importance of conflict and change. Great dialogue will lift your story, find out how to create a scene. For both new and experienced writers, this programme will get you thinking.
The National Emerging Writer Programme was created by writing.ie’s Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, is funded by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, and is aimed at new and experienced writers looking to improve their craft. With four Nobel Laureates and four Booker Prize winners, Ireland has produced some of the finest writers in the world – and this national initiative aims to assist the writers of the future to make their mark and continue this enviable tradition.
The complete DVD is available to borrow from your local library, you can watch it here in easy view sections, or click here to purchase from Amazon.com. Check out the free support materials that accompany the series (scroll to the end of the page) and consider contacting your local library to find out about writers groups in your area. You will find a complete list of library branches right here on writing.ie. Our trailer gives you a flavour of the series:
In this second part of the programme, Carlo Gébler, Sinead Moriarty and Declan Hughes discuss the key elements that create story in the following segments:
Developing Your Idea
Writing Your First Draft
Developing Your Voice
Which Point of View and Tense Should You Use?
Making Your Characters Come to Life
How Many Characters?
Plotting and Planning
Approaches to Creating a Structure
Keeping the Story Moving
Write What You Know?
Approaches to Research
Making Your Characters Talk
Bringing Your Story to Life
Listen to Your Subconscious
Telling the Story: Essential Points
Click here to view Part 3 Revising, Rewriting and Overcoming Obstacles here
Click here to view Starting to Write