Wednesday 26 September 2012

Out of this World: Fantasy Fiction

Celine Kiernan is running a workshop this weekend. 

Sat 29th & Sun 30th September: 10.30am to 4.30pm, €150/€135 members

This exciting and intensive two-day course will be ideal for aspiring and already practising fantasy fiction writers. The first day will cover the problems and techniques of building imaginary worlds and how to make them believable. Key to this is the question of style and how language is used to express the fantastical. Methods and contrasting techniques of character description will also be explored, and students will be given writing exercises in the class to develop their strengths in both these areas.

The second day will cover the process and business of writing. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss their approaches to date and the successes and pitfalls they encountered along the way. Finally, the practical issues of how to find a publisher or an agent for your finished work will be covered in step-by-step detail, from writing your first query letter to what to expect once you've sold your manuscript. This will be an all-encompassing two-day course and should prove to be supremely beneficial to anyone interested in writing fantasy fiction.

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