Creative Writing Courses

creative writing classesA Cork author is hoping to save people time and money through her online creative writing courses. Olive O’Brien set up Creative Writing Ink to facilitate people who do not have the time to travel to creative writing workshops. At present, Creative Writing Ink offers online writing courses, which include advanced creative writing, writing for children, screenwriting courses and more.

They also run an online beginners creative writing course, which is suitable for complete beginners or for more experienced writers who would like to get back into a creative writing routine. Creative Writing Ink has just launched an offer on this course, for full details check out their website at

All tutors are published authors and work with students at their own level. “Our online courses allow students to develop their writing skills through one-to-one exercises, lectures and critiques,” says Olive. “However the main thing is to free up your imagination and above all have fun.”

In addition, Creative Writing Ink offers a full editing service for aspiring novelists or short story writers. For more information see or email

About Olive O’Brien: Olive is a children’s writer and she set up Silver Angel Publishing, a children’s book publishing company in 2009. Her publishing company was shortlisted for the Green Communications Award for this year’s Green Awards and for the David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards 2012.

Olive previously practised as a solicitor and in 2006, she returned to university to complete a Masters in Journalism at DCU. She then worked as an intern at The Sunday Business Post in Dublin and as a features writer at Mid-Day newspaper in Bangalore, India.

In 2008, Olive set out on a round the world trip and on her return to Ireland later that year, she wrote her first book, Perry the Playful Polar Bear which was released in 2009. Olive then published two eco-friendly books Perry the Polar Bear Goes Green and Eco Zico, which is also available as an e-book and as an app for the iPad.

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