The Writing Cure by Sharon Dempsey. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. News flash – life’s hard. We all experience difficult times, relationship break ups, the loss of a loved one or periods of stress relating to work. Take your pick, there will be some catastrophic episode which leaves you reeling, unsure of how you will survive. Throughout my...Read the full article >>
Writing through the fear
Writing should not make writers fearful.
You’re writing. What’s next?
You're writing? What's next?
‘How to use twitter effectively as a writer.’
There’s so much talk about writers having a social media presence. If we leave our manuscripts, for faffing about on twitter or social media, how do we use this time effectively? We explored this topic on our trending #Writerswise tweet-chat when we had Paul Dunphy, social media consultant, as our guest-host. THE Paul Dunphy, (who is endorsed by many Irish celebrities and businesses) called by for an hour, to chat with us. To make the...Read the full article >>
Writing Advice. How do we know what is total horse poop?
For my new writing group #indulgeinwriting, I am interviewing writers to hear what about their lives and I am taking tips directly from what they tell me. (From the horses’ mouth as it were… but there’s no poop here!)
Podcast – A writing resource on Writing that Second Novel
On May 17th, Andrea Mara guest-hosted on our #WritersWise tweet-chat, discussing, ‘Writing that Second Novel.’ There is a summary of the discussion in pod-cast form here; http://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7krvh-91819d The chat took an hour and was structured around four questions. T1 Is the second novel really very challenging? T2.Do readers expect more of the same or want something different? T3.What are the pitfalls when writing a second book? T4. Is the book promotion side of it easier...Read the full article >>