Creative Practice in Busy Lives with Short Story Essentials

Next course: Sunday November 16th 10am to 1pm

Venue: St Peter’s Centre, (near Coach Inn), Dublin Road, Bray. (Upstairs in Centre.)

Course outline

Creativity: Tips on finding the space, time and energy to write: Aims & deadlines, motivation, writing places, marking progress and calling yourself a writer, gathering material and down time. Idea generation.

• Short story essentials: Very short stories/flash fiction, longer short stories, plot, character, journey, showing, telling and dialogue. You will get a good idea of what makes a good short story, how to begin and develop a story, the importance of character, revision etc.

• Practical writing exercises

You will also receive handouts on creative exercises and short story resources.

Tea and Coffee will be provided

Course Fee:  35 euro


To Book Fill in the Form Below or email alison at brierwell dot com. You will be then contacted re confirmation and payment. Payment – Ideally through Paypal in advance of the course to alison at brierwell dot com. If you are unable to pay through PayPal other arrangements can be made.


Tutor: As a psychology and communications graduate and over the course of several years writing this blog I’ve developed a great interest in the techniques and psychology of motivation and creativity. As a mother of four I have personal experience of juggling a busy life with creative endeavour. I’ve had stories published in literary journals and anthologies in Ireland (Crannóg, The Stinging Fly, New Planet Cabaret etc) and abroad (Two National Flash Fiction anthologies in UK, Deck the Halls and Eighty Nine in Australia, Literary Orphans in Chicago, and online Metazen, The View From Here etc) and been nominated for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Prize and shortlisted for the Bridport and Fish and other prizes.

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