About this Event
How many times have you said “I’ve got a book in me” or you’ve told a friend “I’d love to write a book”? If you’re reading this I’m prepared to bet it’s once or twice.
From lack of time, resources and inspiration to a whole lot of procrastination and, in some cases, lack of confidence, there are any number of reasons why we haven’t finished our novels.
Sometimes the plot, idea, hook and storyline are all there, swimming around our brains like family we’ve known our whole lives. A lot of the times we’ve starting writing passionately and furiously only to find we’ve ground to a halt the minute we hit an obstacle we’re unfamiliar with.
Many authors are passionate about language, words, grammar and the actual process of constructing their book from word by word, line by line, putting the perfectly presented words together in a contender for the best seller list. But for others it’s all about the story, the characters, the scenes, the hook, the excitement, the build up, the finale….and they see every piece in cinematic detail every single time they think about the book. However, transferring all that data from brain to page can be a daunting process.
Let’s break it down.
Let’s strip out the expectations of a timeless literary masterpiece and let’s stop comparing ourselves to the might of today’s best-selling authors with multi-million pound publishing companies behind them.
This Quick & Easy Guide To Finishing Your Fiction Novel webinar is exactly that, publisher, ghost writer, journalist and author Tina Calder is going to show you how to rid yourself of that niggling doubt in your mind that makes you think “sure nobody would buy it anyway”, and turn all that passion for your story and negativity about your ability into a positive force that will help you create the building blocks to what I can guarantee you will become a novel that you can be proud of.
All you have to do is be willing to give it a go…
About Tina Calder
Northern Ireland's Content Queen, Tina Calder is a journalist and commentator of 20 years, a publicist of 12 and a multi-platform media professional. The Belfast entrepreneur owns publicity management agency Excalibur Press based in the city's Cathedral Quarter.
From travelling across the UK and Ireland as a showbiz reporter, publicist and tour manager to becoming an award winning business journalist, Tina uses her varied and colourful career experiences to deliver bespoke publicity and communications strategies.
To put it bluntly she'll show you how to get stuff done!
About The Northern Ireland Festival of Writing
The inaugural Northern Ireland Festival of Writing took place in April & May of 2019.
In launching the festival it was our aim to bring together a range of local writers and content creators from across the wide spectrum of talents that we have in Northern Ireland, to run a series of events and workshops wherein those aspiring and emerging in their chosen creative field would have the opportunity to learn from those who had successfully carved a path for them to follow, as well as providing a platform for local writers at all points in their writing journey, to showcase their achievements.
The Festival was a huge success, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt to us, that not only was there a wealth of writing talent in Northern Ireland, keen to be tapped, developed, promoted and celebrated, but also, that the work of The Merlin Project was much needed and appreciated in our current climate.
We had a level of support that went well beyond our expectations, with established artists and organisations willing to give up their time and expertise to help others develop their craft, as well as our database of people wishing to take part in and develop from the festival, reaching numbers of mind-blowing proportions.
About The Merlin Project
At The Merlin Project, we seek to educate, empower and encourage people to use to use the power of their words to help them develop their confidence, enhance and improve their communication skills and overcome personal and societal issues in order to improve the quality of their lives, their relationships, their mental and physical health, as well as their employability.
We also aim to provide opportunities for aspiring and emerging writers and content creators, to develop and hone their craft as well as providing them with a platform to showcase and celebrate their works.