Lorraine Mace

Creative Writing Courses

Lorraine will be running a series of Elements of Fiction workshops, details of which are set out below. Each course will be limited to ten students to ensure writers receive the necessary level of attention. The first course, held in March/April, was a great success. Dates for the second to be announced soon.

 

Click here to view her writing and tutoring credentials.

 

 

The course covers a six-week period, consisting of two-hour weekly workshops and five assignments to be completed at home and submitted by email for assessment.

 

Structure

Each session will focus on a set topic, covering one of the essential elements required for writing fiction. Each  assignment will be marked and returned prior to the next session. Understanding the various elements through practical application, together with the workshops, will gradually build towards a complete understanding of how to create stories with that ‘must read’ quality.

 

Content

Week One: Discovering the essential elements of fiction

Week Two: Creating characters readers will care about

Week Three: Writing effective dialogue

Week Four: Use of settings and backstory

Week Five: Plotting, structure and theme

Week Six: Putting it all together

 

The final session will be followed by an optional end of course lunch.

 

Venue

The weekly sessions will be held at The Brasserie, Bahia Casares Golf Course, Casares Costa, 29690, Casares.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for map and directions

 

Course fees: €175

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING PART, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL SO THAT YOUR NAME CAN BE ADDED TO THE MAILING LIST.