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Join Writing.ie for a Workshop With a Difference: Free & Online!

Article by Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin © 10 June 2013 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · News for Writers ).
Paul Carson Inquest

Writing.ie needs your help with an exciting new project – join Vanessa O’Loughlin for a FREE, live, online workshop which runs for one whole day this Wednesday June 12th 10-4pm.

The workshop is a pilot for what we hope will be a series of online workshops. The beauty of an online workshop is that if you’re not available to watch for the whole day, you can dip in when you have time.


Sinead Moriarty

On 12th June we’ll be running Writing Popular Fiction.

Hosted by writing.ie/Inkwell’s Vanessa O’Loughlin, our live video workshop will feature three of Ireland’s top fiction authors – international bestsellers Paul Carson (his new book Inquest, pictured, is out later this year), Sinead Moriarty and Monica McInerney. You will be able to listen and watch them online, take part in writing exercises, communicate with the authors via Twitter at our test account @WritePopFiction and watch five aspiring writers in the studio audience learn from our three guests.


Monica McInerney

We’ll cover all of the key elements you need to write successful commercial fiction including creating characters, plotting and planning, conflict, resolution and story arc. We’ll be looking at great opening lines and how to hold your reader … plus lots more.

You can take part as well, through Twitter. Tweet a question to one of our authors @WritingPopFiction or complete one of the writing exercises we’ll be working on throughout the day. Selected submissions will be critiqued live by our authors.

Book your place by registering at www.livetestevents.com  We will send you an invitation with a password to join us for the workshop which runs from 10:00am until 4:00pm on June 12th (although it might be 5 to fit everything in!) If you’re reading this on Wednesday, join up now and see how it’s going!

As this is the first pilot workshop it’s being broadcast through a test website and there might be the occasional hiccup (!) but we’d really value your feedback to ensure that the following workshops are fully streamlined and deliver what you need, so even if you only watch for 10 minutes, we’d be really grateful if you can complete a very short email questionnaire that will be sent to you afterwards.

We have four workshops planned for the autumn and will be giving Writing.ie and Inkwell newsletter recipients advance notice of each one.

Looking forward to seeing you there!