Sat 28 Apr 2018
Sat 28 Apr 2018

With Paul McVeigh
10am – 12pm

Have an idea for a novel and don’t know where to start? Have you finished your novel and want to make sure you avoid the rejection pile?

Writer Paul McVeigh will help you write a first chapter that grabs the attention of agents, editors and readers. With lots of no-nonsense advice and practical exercises this course sold out in London with Felicity Yap’s ‘Yesterday’ selling for 6 figures just 2 weeks later.

You will learn

  • how to grab the attention of readers, agents & editors
  • what a first chapter needs
  • how to introduce characters and themes
  • how to write fiction with emotional impact
  • how to use dialogue to reveal character and further the plot

About Paul McVeigh
Paul McVeigh’s debut novel, ‘The Good Son’, won The Polari First Novel Prize, The McCrea Literary Award, was Brighton’s City Reads 2016 and part of the UK’s World Book Night 2017. His short stories have appeared in journals and anthologies, on BBC Radio 3,4 & 5 and ‘Hollow’ was shortlisted for Irish Short Story of the Year 2017. He is associate director at Word Factory and co-founder of London Short Story Festival. His work has appeared on TV, on stage in London’s West End and has been translated into 7 languages.

The Good Son: Winner of The Polari Prize
World Book Night Choice 2017

‘One of the most engaging protagonists of the year!’ Lisa McInerney
‘A triumph of storytelling. An absolute gem.’ Donal Ryan

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Cork World Book Fest 2018

The Cork World Book Fest is a joint production of the City Libraries and Triskel Christchurch, with the active support of the Munster Literature Centre.

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