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#WritersWise June 23rd – You’re invited!

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Article by ERMurray © 22 June 2016.
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Following in the footsteps of Vanessa O’Loughlin (was it as Sam Blake, or Inkwell or writing.ie that she guest hosted? So many talents that woman, so many hats!!) I’m joining the fabulous #WritersWise team on twitter this week to talk all things books! The topics & info is listed below, and it starts at 8pm UK/Ire, 3pm ET on Thursday June 23rd – come and join us? 

#WritersWise is a regular tweetchat aimed at writers, aspiring writers and everyone in the publishing and writing business. This week’s guest-host is Elizabeth Rose Murray, author of The Book of Learning and Caramel Hearts.

Topic: Story & Structure in young adult/adult fiction

1. When dealing with difficult topics in YA should you write what you know or can you make it up?

2. Are there any topics you think shouldn’t be covered in YA fiction or should there be no taboos?

3. How much censorship should be involved in tackling difficult topics in YA fiction? How far do you go? How honest?

4. YA fiction has to be diverse to reflect the world we live in. What do you think we need to see more of? ?

5. Real cake recipes structure #CaramelHearts. Are YA authors playing with form enough or is it all about story?

Should be a great chat… Hope to see you there! 


Follow Elizabeth online, on Twitter and on Facebook.

Elizabeth Rose Murray lives in West Cork where she writes, fishes, and grows her own vegetables. Her first book for young adults Caramel Hearts (Alma Books) was published June 2016. Her debut novel for children aged 10-12, The Book of Learning - Nine Lives Trilogy 1 (Mercier Press) was chosen as the 2016 Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read for Children and the follow-up The Book of Shadows - Nine Lives Trilogy 2 was shortlisted for the 2016 Irish Book Awards. The final installment The Book of Revenge will be published in February 2018.

Elizabeth has poetry and short fiction published in journals across the UK and Ireland - including Ogham Stone, Southword, South Circular, Esc and 3am - and has been shortlisted in various competitions including TV3AM Short Story, Francis MacManus, and Aesthetica Creative Works. She has also performed in Ciudades Paralelas: Station - a live writing installation.

Hoping to encourage new writers, Elizabeth provides manuscript reports and online writing courses through Inkwell Writers and Big Smoke Writing Factory. She is a regular at literary festivals, and offers adult workshops on writing for children and young adults, as well as multiple events and workshops for children and teens.

You can connect with Elizabeth on Twitter @ERMurray, Facebook www.facebook.com/ERMurray.Author or her blog www.ermurray.com