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Writers Ink
We’re getting ready for another challenge! And our next writing challenge is FREE! Put Monday 3rd June to Friday 7th June 2024 in your diary and click here to register. Writers Ink: do you want to be inspired to write daily? To overcome the blocks that are stopping your flow? To understand the techniques you need to make your work sing? Or even get some guidance on what the heck to do next with your first draft?! Here at, we’re bringing back our super successful Writers Ink Challenge (check out the testimonials below!) Run via a private Facebook group, it is aimed at getting you out of your head and writing regularly and consistently. Sign up NOW to guarantee your place! You need a Facebook page to get involved, but if you don’t have one, you can set up a private one with no information on it, and delete it at the end of the challenge. Run by a Number One bestselling author and a journalist and coach, it’s designed to overcome blocks and give you invaluable hints and tips to make your writing flow. And it really works! Our last challenge was an outstanding success. It was full of energy, it was busy, it was motivating, inspiring and had our participants delighted with what they achieved with us in one week.
If you’ve struggled to focus during recent changing times, and need to get your writing mojo back, this week is what you need! Are you always promising to write more, but not delivering? Do you spend all your time thinking about writing, dreaming about writing, doing the odd bit of writing but getting overwhelmed and lost in a haze of can I? Should I? Will I? Questions that leave you going around in circles and getting more and more dejected and NOT WRITING?! Then do not waste another second! Sign up now and start to turn your writing dreams into reality. You only need 30 minutes a day to join in with our exercises, but if you have more time, we have tons of resources – and bestseller Sam Blake and coach Maria McHale are live every day to discuss the day, give you even more tips and help, and to answer your questions (approx 30 minutes). All lives are recorded so you can watch back at any time. Places are limited so click below to grab your place and we’ll email you joining details! No more stressful, inconsistent efforts, that leave you frustrated – we’re going to make sure your writing becomes ‘effortless’ (in as much as writing ever is!) This is what will make the difference between you and those writers who just write, no matter what!
Here’s what our last participants had to say…
Every day we will share one action item in the group for you to complete and you can then post your results in the comments for feedback if you wish, and the rest of the group can see how you got on. Each task can be done in 10-20 minutes and we’ll be on hand answer any questions you have. The best bit is the wonderful energy and community vibe that comes from joining a challenge – it’s infectious! There’s nothing like a reliable and supportive community to turn to when you get stuck – and the challenge always delivers on that.
Who are we? Three Little Birds by Sam BlakeBestselling author Sam Blake‘s latest bestseller, Three Little Birds was an instant bestseller and spent over a month in the top 10 in January 2024. Sam Blake has been shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year three times and her YA debut Somethng Terrible Happened Last Night came out in May 2023.  The founder of, The Inkwell Group and the Murder One International Crime Writing Festival, she is also Chair of the Board of the Society of Authors and a board member of the Crime Writers Association. Maria McHale is a journalist and communications consultant and works with clients who want to get noticed and tell their story – from entrepreneurs to emerging authors – she writes regularly for the Irish Times and has written for most of the leading UK newspapers and magazines too. Together Sam/Vanessa and Maria run the Writers Ink community, recently featured on the RTE Six One News: For writers of any genre, the group will connect you with other writers experiencing the same challenges. Our Writers Ink group has a monthly subscription and offers peer support and mentoring to members, curated resources will help you improve your writing. Members get accurate industry standard advice and help. A weekly AMA addresses specific concerns on problem areas, and a wide range of expert guests to give you the best advice available. Members can post writing samples to get feedback and encouragement from their peers, and expert advice from Sam Blake/Vanessa. Find the details of our group’s week here. Our next writing challenge is FREE! Put Monday 3rd June to Friday 7th June 2024 in your diary and click here to register.
Maria McHale and Sam Blake at the Irish Book Awards 2022
This five day challenge includes 5 daily tasks to kickstart your writing and hone your skills. Via exclusive video, through discussion and critique, we’ve got tons of info for you. We want people doing the challenge to DO the tasks and get the best from the group. It’s easy to sign up for a free challenge and not do the work, you’ll be getting exceptional value and expert help over the challenge week and we want to avoid lurkers!! See you on the inside!
Our next writing challenge is FREE! Put Monday 3rd June to Friday 7th June 2024  in your diary and click here to register.

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