Introducing our brand new one-day event in Dublin city centre

September means Back to School and, ahem, that’s not just for the kids. Yes, it’s time to pare those pencils and turn to the first page of your new notebook because here at The Inspiration Project we really love the energy and fresh start that September brings. We want to help you make the most of it.

Enter: Refreshers Week.

Think of our brand new one-day event in Dublin City Centre as a reboot, a deeper dive or just the inspiration boost you need to get your writing back on track and your writing dreams back in sharp focus. Let’s face it, we all need an inspiration boost from time to time and September – with its crisp mornings, new term and, um, obligatory stationery shopping – is the perfect time to get one.

You will be guided through three intensive Inspiration Tutorials:


The word ‘synopsis’ sends a chill down every writer’s spine. But don’t fear, the beat sheet is here! In this session, Catherine will demonstrate how to use story beats not only to plot out your book, but to create your hook, hone your elevator pitch and write your synopsis too. You’ll finish this session not only with a clearer idea of where your story is going to go, but with the start of your submission package done too.


A compelling plot will fail without believable characters who serve the needs of the story and Carmel’s tutorial will focus on character development. This session will help you create fully dimensional, memorable, complex individuals, who move the narrative forward and create an emotional connection to the story. You will also learn how to craft backstory, character flaws, strengths, habits and distinctive behaviours as well as strengthening your plot with authentic and believable dialogue. By the end of the session, you can wave goodbye to clichéd boring individuals and say hello to a cast of unique and engaging characters your readers can really root for.


You’ve finished your first draft – hooray – but this is just the beginning! Now the real writing and revision begins. In this editorial tutorial, Hazel will guide you through the ins and outs of the structural edit, the copy edit and the proof edit, giving you plenty of practical examples, skills and techniques to help you navigate the different stages of the editing process. After this session, you will be all set to whip your words into shape and make your writing really sing before submitting your manuscript to a professional editor, or to agents and publishers.

This one-day event is designed to be the first day in the week in which you kickstart, reboot or revitalise your writing and/or writing project. All attendees will receive a Refreshers Week Action Kit which will guide you through the five days after the event. Between our tutorials and our action plan, you will have everything you need to forge ahead with your writing goals – and bring that new term, new notebook, back-to-school feeling home to your desk.


Your ticket includes a full day of intensive tutorials, your Refreshers Week Action Kit and the advice and support of three internationally bestselling authors who have published 16 books between us (find out more about Hazel, Carmel and Catherine here), not to mention the opportunity to engage with other writers and share in the collective energy this always brings.

Our Refreshers Week event will take place at the Fitzwilliam Hotel, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 on Saturday 29th September from 9:30am to 5:30pm (registration opens at 8:45am). Tickets are priced at €99 each.


Feedback from our past events:

“The most enjoyable, inspiring weekend I’ve had in so long. I’m left feeling hopeful and full of hutzpah to get going!”

“The gift of inspiration is priceless … That is what I received and continue to hold onto since coming home.”

“I loved the weekend. It was fantastically put together … an absolutely amazing experience.”

“I especially loved the positivity of the cheerleaders.”

“I am still on a high, the weekend really was absolutely amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”


Book Your Place At This Special Event Now

The Inspiration Project presents: Refreshers Week Saturday 29th September 2018

Your ticket includes three intensive workshops and an Refreshers Week Action Kit to guide you through the next five days. To purchase more than one ticket, change the quantity required in the box below. Payment options include PayPal AND credit and debit cards. Please note that all ticket purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.


We hope to see you in September. We’re off to start buying our new stationery now…

Terms and conditions: all ticket sales are non-refundable and non-transferable. You will receive an instant confirmation email from PayPal and a subsequent confirmation email from The Inspiration Project within 72 hours of booking. If you have any questions or queries, please contact us at