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Activities at Atsitsa Bay, Greece

The Core of Good Fiction with Lisa O'Donnell

Sun 8 - Sat 21 Aug 2021

Taught by award winning writer Lisa O'Donnell The Core of Good Fiction is a writing course suitable for beginners and those who wish to develop an existing novel idea.

Over the course we will look at the importance of Character and Voice. How dialogue moves your fiction. The importance of Storytelling. We will look at how to write an Opening that hooks your reader. There will be workshops on how experience can shape your work, focusing on the art of description.

We will also consider the choices we make as a writer when embarking on our stories. People write for all kinds of reasons, this course isn't just about getting published, it's about finding your authentic voice and giving you the writer the tool to tell the stories deep inside yourself and in a supportive and encouraging community.


What's included?

Lisa's course is held in Atsitsa Bay on Skyros island in Greece and is part of the wide range of courses and activities available. The holiday includes full board twin shared accommodation in an eco-hut. Single upgrades and twin shares in the house are available. Chat through the website, call +44 (0)1983 86 55 66 or email holidays@skyros.com to discuss your requirements.


About Lisa O'Donnell

Lisa O'Donnell is an award winning author from Glasgow. She has written two books Closed Doors and The Death of Bees, which won The Commonwealth Book Prize in 2013 and an ALEX Award presented by The American Library Association in 2014. Lisa also writes screenplays and won The Orange Prize for New Screenwriters in 2000. She was also shortlisted for The Dennis Potter Award in the same year.

Lisa graduated with an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow and also teaches creative writing for Curtis Brown Creative and was a Visiting Lecturer at City London University. She is also a mentor on The Womentoring Project. 

What people say about Lisa and her course:

Very knowledgeable and encouraging. 

Friendly, humorous, interesting.  

Lovely and took time to interact.

So enjoyed the writing.

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