With twice as much content, an expanded section For Readers and a whole new Irish language section, we’ve been working behind the scenes for the past nine months to fix all the bugs in the old site, improve the site navigation and make the whole site more intuitive.
Our new members section allows you to post details about your work (if you are an emerging writer) and your books, if you are an established author. If you are a writing related organisation, join us to tell the world about your services. We want to make it easy for writers to find you by drawing all the strands into one place – Ireland offers some of the best writing courses and events in the world, involving some of the best writers, help us to shout about them.
We hope our members blog will become an active area for comment and debate as well as a place for you to announce your successes and post your news. We have plans to invite a guest agony aunt/uncle to assist members with their writing queries, and will be running special member only giveaways and competitions.
We have over 1000 articles on writing.ie already and are keen to build the site into the most comprehensive on the web, promoting Irish writers and writing to visitors worldwide. With over 70,000 visits a month already we offer targeted advertising opportunities for anyone who offers services to writers, or is running a course, event or festival. We have had fabulous support from our advertisers to date, and now offer opportunities for authors to promote individual books, getting your message out there.
Obviously with such an extensive redesign, there are bound to be a few bloopers – we think we’ve caught most of them, but if you spot a link that doesn’t work, or a typo, please let us know here. We’ll fix them as fast as we can.
If you have linked to writing.ie from your own website or blog – huge thanks! The old links should redirect, but you may prefer to paste in the new link just to be sure. If you registered for the old site, for security purposes, you will need to re-register with the new site. We hope this isn’t too inconvenient.
We’d like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to you, our valued visitors for using writing.ie, to all our contributors for the time and effort they put in to the articles we run, and most particularly to Andrew Brown at Design for Writers, who has exceeded our expectations and put massive work into creating our new site. We love it, we hope you do too!