Thursday, 24 July 2008

Inkwell writers course

Check out the price for this one. Are they kidding? 550 Euro for a residential weekend. I expect it's very good, I've the organisers and I said at the time that I thought the prices were very high. But this is, in my humble opinion, verging on the exploitative. And the teachers aren't exactly household names.
As suggested in an earlier comment, you may do better spending your dosh on a good critique service.

Write a bestseller. Inkwell Pure Fiction Writers Weekend 19th-21st September 2008 at Kippure Estate, Blessington, Co. Wicklow.

Facilitated by best selling author, playwright, screenwriter and TV director/producer Ferdia MacAnna and Tracy Culleton best selling author and winner of the RTE/Poolbeg ‘Write a Best Seller’ competition, areas covered will include developing character, writing sparkling dialogue, and plotting your book, plus insider tips on getting published.

Are you working on a book at the moment? Ferdia or Tracy are available to critique the opening chapter (first 2000-3000 words) of your novel and discuss it with you over the weekend. Manuscripts must be received by 1st August to allow time for the respective author to critique it before the workshop.

Set in a 240 acre private estate in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, Kippure Estate is the perfect location to get away from it all and focus on your fiction.

Full board, single accommodation €550.


BarbaraS said...

Um. There's definitely something I'm doing wrong - I'm not charging enough for my fulsome writing services...

on a small island said...

Yeah, I agree. I’m old enough to remember Ferdia Macanna from his Rocky deValera days, and while I’d really enjoy a weekend in his company, the price is just nuts in terms of value for writers!fdibon

Emerging Writer said...

'Fiction' is the underlying theme of course! We should run our own, charge a fortune, everyone will think they get what they pay for and only rich people will come... The dynamic of a group is so important in workshop situations that a group of very mixed levels can be frustrating for all.