I’ve made no secret about how much I love Cork. I’ve been to the Cork World Book Festival for the last 3 years (and the Cork Short Story Festival). I’m delighted to be returning again this year to teach. Details below;
Writing Workshop with Paul McVeigh –
That Killer First Chapter
April 28th | 10am to 12pm | €30
In association with Cork World Book Festival 2018
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
‘A triumph of storytelling. An absolute gem.’ Donal Ryan
Winner of The Polari Prize
“Pungently funny and shot through with streaks of aching sadness.” Patrick Gale
“I devoured it in a day, but I’ve thought about it for many, many more.” Lisa McInerney
“Funny, raw and endlessly entertaining.” Johnathan Coe