Our warmest New Year greetings to you from Donegal’s scenic ‘Wild Atlantic Way.’
While we are very much looking forward to meeting many of you in person later this year at the writing retreats we have planned (you can see here this year’s retreats), we are also excited to announce our first-ever ‘Virtual Ireland Writing Retreat,’ spanning four full weekends in March featuring no less than 12 international authors.
In line with our tradition of maximising hands-on personal writing tuition, these virtual workshops are practical, with plenty of scope for your own work to be critiqued. Also important to note, they are limited to only ten (10) participants.
There are many ‘cookie-cutters’ writing courses out there as you well know. We are not that. We pride ourselves on creating bespoke, hands-on tuition and guidance, with specific writings of yours critiqued thoroughly, not simply generic lectures on aspects of writing. We believe lessons are best learned - regardless of the subject matter - if one’s own work is being analysed with direct feedback on it.
Among the many benefits of our new Virtual Writing Retreat, you:
will enjoy exclusive conversations with a total of 12 published international authors from places as diverse as Donegal, Berlin, Belfast, Paris, Tyrone, Transylvania, Dublin, Maryland, Edinburgh and Virginia.
benefit from expert critiques of over 8,000 words of your very own writing.
receive invaluable feedback on some of your own work-in-progress.
gain insights into writing in different genres, from crime and mystery to memoir, historical non-fiction, erotic literature, memoir, humor and children’s literature.
learn more about the technique and skills required for successful award-winning flash fiction.
acquire writing skills that could be applied to other specialised areas such as food writing, travel writing and arts and entertainment reviews.
understand how best to find a Literary Agent that specifically matches your needs, how to write that convincing all-important Query Letter and innovative strategies for promoting and selling your work.