Beginners Creative Writing Course (4 weeks)

Olive O’Brien is an author and publisher. Olive has published three children’s books, Perry the Playful Polar Bear, Perry the Polar Bear Goes Green and Eco Zico. She has also published a children’s book app for the iPad. She has a Masters in Journalism and previously worked as a features writer and news reporter at The Sunday Business Post and Mid-Day newspaper. Olive blogs for and she is the director of Creative Writing Ink. Her eco-friendly book publishing company Silver Angel Publishing was shortlisted for the 2012 David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards and for the Green Communications Award 2012.

Start date: 11th February 2020 – FULL

Duration: Four Weeks

Price: €90

Places are strictly limited to 10 participants.

Our four week one-to-one Online Beginners Creative Writing Course is suitable for complete beginners. It’s also suitable if you haven’t written anything for a while and if you’d like to get back into a writing routine.

There will be weekly notes and assignments to help you. Your tutor will read each assignment and provide written weekly feedback. But the main thing is to have fun during the course!

The course will cover:

(1) Introduction – In the first week, we’ll take a look at the importance of observation and the power of memory.

(2) Characters – The second module will examine what makes successful characters in fiction.

(3) Plot and Endings. We’ll look at how to generate ideas, we’ll also examine conflict in a story. And we’ll take a look at endings and some do’s and don’t’s!

(4) Dialogue. In this module we’ll give you some tips on how to write effective dialogue.

“I found the course incredibly useful for establishing a practice of writing, the exercises are extremely useful and Olive’s feedback is valuable, inspiring and encouraging. I would highly recommend the course to anyone toying with the idea of it- it is certainly something you would never regret.” Jen

“I found this creative writing course extremely helpful, especially as I’m a beginner and didn’t do any previous courses. I found the exercises versatile and fun, I thoroughly feel as though I’ve grown as a young writer with the help of Olive and her weekly feedback and tips…I recommend this course to anyone who simply likes to write and wants to grow as a writer…I honestly feel as though I’ve flourished as a writer, from this course.”

To find out more about how the online courses work, you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions. For any other queries, you can email us at

You can view our cancellation/refund policy here.

PAYMENT/REGISTRATION: Please note that we do not require you to fill out a registration form. Instead, please click on the ‘Check Out Securely’ button below. During the payment process you can input your name and email address which we will use to register you on the course. If you’d prefer to use another email address for the course correspondence or if you’re paying on behalf of another student, when you have processed the payment, please send the relevant email address and name for the course correspondence to Once you have processed the payment, we will email you within 24 hours to confirm receipt.


BANK TRANSFER/LODGEMENT: if you don’t have a card to pay for the course, you can pay through bank transfer or bank lodgement. Please email us at for our bank details.

POST: We no longer accept cash, cheque or money order payments by post.