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Popular Fiction workshop with Carmel Harrington

Monday 15 to Friday 19 November 2021

6:00 pm



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Join bestselling author Carmel Harrington for this online workshop on Popular Fiction. The workshop will take place over five evenings in one week
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There will be a maximum of 10 participants on this workshop.

This ten-part workshop will take place over five evenings from Monday 15 to Friday 19 November, in two 90 minute sessions per evening.

Session 1, 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Session 2, 8.00pm – 9.30pm


Popular Fiction covers everything from romantic comedies to thrillers, emotional contemporary family dramas to historical sagas. The thread that connects these genres is exceptional storytelling written in an accessible way for readers.


Join USA Today and Irish Times bestseller Carmel Harrington, in a series of workshops, to help you deepen your understanding of writing Popular Fiction. Carmel will take writers through ten steps that will help them develop their skills in characterisation, dialogue, setting, plotting, self-editing and the all-important querying to agents and publishers. The sessions will be a mix of teaching, exercises, and group discussion.


Using a decade of experience, as a successful published author, Carmel will also share tips that she would have loved to hear before the good stuff happened and what she learned after her books hit bookshelves internationally.


This workshop has been designed for writers at any stage of their publication journey – whether they need help to start, or a nudge in the direction of how to reach ‘the end.’ All they need is a notebook and a pen, for writing exercises and an idea that they would like to develop further.

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