Guest Blogs

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, and 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. 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

You can follow Sharon online, on Twitter and on Facebook.

‘How to use twitter effectively as a writer.’

Posted by Sharon Thompson on 7 June 2018.

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...

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Writing Advice. How do we know what is total horse poop?

Posted by Sharon Thompson on 5 June 2018.

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

Posted by Sharon Thompson on 25 May 2018.

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...

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