A blog by Sharon Thompson
Author of number one bestsellers, The Abandoned & The Healer, Sharon Thompson is the founder of the successful Indulgeinwriting.com. A guide and mentor, Sharon has seen members of this indulgeinwriting.com group progress to agent representation and publication. Sharon organises regular talks from industry professionals and experts for those members. Sharon co-founded #Writerswise a trending Tweet-chat featuring published authors and guest-hosts. This &That is her new, live, weekly online radio show on the Canadian based radio station Keltic Radio, and it includes writer interviews and podcasts. Her monthly #Indulgeinbooks features a list of Irish book releases and she contributes to indulgeme.ie and donegalwoman.ie. Sharon also writes for leading website Writing.ie and has published short stories, had plays long listed, all while completing her much anticipated next novel. @sharonwriter sharontwriter.com indulgeinwriting.com
RNA conference July 2019. Guest writer’s experiences.
Susannah Branson is a member of my online writing group Indulgeinwriting.com and I asked her to write about her experiences at the RNA conference this month. Thank you for sharing your experience Susannah. Why I recommend attending the Romance Novelists’ Association conferences. RNA website If you ever been to a writing conference and thought it was a little on the dull side, then you are going to the wrong conferences. The Romantic...Read the full article >>
This & That online radio show playbacks.
Podcasts below are recorded from This&That on @KelticRadio and feature writers’ interviews. Click on the links below the photo to listen back to the hour long podcasts of the show aired on the Trans-Atlantic Canadian Radio station, Keltic Radio. Writing interviews are usually in first 30 mins. Thank you to all the authors who have given their time to the show. Lots of fabulous authors are queued up to be featured. I pre-record a simple, friendly...Read the full article >>
What is #WritersWise and what is a Tweet-chat?
#WritersWise is a live twitter-driven event which takes place regularly, Thursday, 9-10pm Irish time, 4-5pm ET. Tweets are welcome for the assigned hour under our hashtag. #WritersWise is founded and curated by Sharon Thompson (@sharontwriter) and Dr Liam Farrell @drlfarrell. For full details of past chats, hosts, topics and what's happening with #Writerswise check out the website www.writerswise1.wordpress.com
Join us online for an hour’s Q&A with Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin. ‘Get the inside track on publishing and avoid rejection.’
With this one hour long event you will have online, live, interactive, FREE access to one of the leading lights in the publishing industry. Join us online for an hour’s Q&A with Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin on ‘Get the inside track on publishing and avoid rejection.’ Link to register here. Remember it is recorded and FREE – so register and listen back to the recording anytime between now and end of Dec 2019. Let’s Indulge-in-writing. Register HERE...Read the full article >>
Chairing a panel discussion at #BelfastBookFestival.
What is it like to chair a panel discussion at a book festival and why be involved in panel discussion for writers? While driving to Belfast, I did wonder would my stomach settle and let me figure out the above questions. The Cube in the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast is a lovely venue and I was brought into the GREEN ROOM beforehand. This was a first for me and I was surprised that how...Read the full article >>
Echoes to return to Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre. Oct ’19
Echoes 2019 Will Celebrate Community in Contemporary Writing in Ireland! Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre is delighted to announce that ECHOES will return from the 4th – 6th October 2019. ECHOES proudly celebrates the life and work of Maeve Binchy and Irish writers, and will feature thought provoking talks, walks, debates, interviews and theatrical events. The announcement of the third edition of ECHOES has been made to coincide with what would have been Maeve...Read the full article >>
“This and That” an online Radio Show with writers, writing & book features.
They say writers need to market themselves. ‘Right,’ says I, ‘I’ll think outside the box and find new ways to help myself and others. Why not scare the living crap out of myself by doing a live radio show online then? Yeah, sure why not?’ I shake for a full hour before, during and after my new online radio show on Mondays 4pm GMT and 9am MT (The Trans-atlantic Radio station is based in...Read the full article >>
15 ways to improve your confidence in saying, ‘I’m a writer.’
If you write - you are a writer. Don’t apologise for loving what you do. Here are 15 simple ways to help build your writing confidence.
Marketing and PR. Asking for help.
Through the process of writing we shy away from discussing our novels, and the ideas which slouch around in our solitary noggins. Then suddenly, our work is catapulted into the world and we're left paddling alone (it can feel like drowning) and we wonder.... 'What the heck do I do now?'
Don’t miss Ennis Book Club Festival 2019.
Ennis Book Club Festival 2019 Announces its Full Programme Festival dates: Friday 1 – Sunday 3 March 2019. Today, the full programme for the 13th Ennis Book Club Festival was announced. Readers travel from all over the country and further afield to gather at this, the only book club festival in the country. But whether you are a member of a book club or not, all lovers of books are invited to gather in Ennis...Read the full article >>