Let’s get ready for ‘An Unexpected Adventure’

Where do you find story ideas? How do you make imaginary worlds come alive? Find out in this video.

My name’s Deirdre Cartmill. I’m a writer and poet, and I’m the Monaghan County Libraries Writer in Residence.

Watch out for my four videos on how to write a story, which I’ll be sharing over the next four Wednesdays.

If you’re interested in sending a story to the Summer Stars Short Story Competition, you’ll love these videos.

I’ll look at how to find ideas, creating real people, all the elements you need in a story and how to put it all together into the best story possible.

Each week, one lucky person will get a chance to receive some feedback on their writing from me. If you want to be in with a chance to get some feedback, send your short story to writing@monaghancoco.ie

Finding Ideas for your Story:

Creating People for your Story:

How to structure your story: