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Moniack Mhor is Scotland’s National Writing Centre. Based in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, we run courses in a range of genres tutored by some of the finest authors in the UK and beyond. With workshops and one to one tutorials, our courses provide an atmosphere to fully immerse yourself in your writing. The centre also offers writing retreats providing time and space, free from distractions, where you will find yourself part of a nurturing writing community. Other support offered by Moniack Mhor includes awards, bursaries, professional residencies to develop works in progress and a programme for young writers.
ONLINE: NOVEL WRITING
Join author Elizabeth Reeder for A Season of Writing, an eight-week course on Novel Writing, delivered via Zoom. Elizabeth will lead weekly sessions with up to 12 participants, alternating Craft & Process workshops with Writing Space meetings. Elizabeth is also offering tailored one-to-one tutorials to focus closely on your own writing, plus a follow-up check-in on your progress after three months
Made to Measure Mentoring, Moniack Mhor’s new programme offers a bespoke approach to mentoring. Put simply, it supports writers at every level of ability and at every stage of writing.
WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Through individual and group exercises, plus individual tutorials, you will explore ways to create and develop authentic and relatable characters and story arcs, find your narrative voice, write compelling beginnings and tackle controversial and sensitive issues.
How do you begin to approach transforming stage plays for cinema? How do you take the very specific experience of watching a play and its frequently non-naturalistic conventions, and tell that same story in a more visual medium?
Mark's practical workshop will offer useful insights into the process
ONLINE: GAELIC WORKSHOP
Improve your Gaelic Fluency through telling Tales of the Fianna. Thoir feabhas air do chuid Gàidhlig tro aithris Sgeulachdan na Fèinne.
Drawing from the corpus of Fianna tales in Scottish Gaelic, tutor Ruairidh Maclean will guide you through a series of three 1-hour virtual sessions to tell your own 5 minute Gaelic story.
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This course will help you finish that first draft with workshops and tutorials on plot and character, on sharpening your descriptions, writing scenes and creating distinctive, propulsive, persuasive voices.