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Chasing the Dream of Becoming a Writer by Susan Ryan
Posted by Susan Ryan in , .

In the film, Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner observes that, “It would kill some men to get so close to their dream and not touch it”. He’s talking to an...

On Being a Writer by Roisin Meaney
Posted by Roisin Meaney in , .

Writing books was never an ambition of mine. At various times in my youth I wanted to be a vet, a firefighter and a dentist. I ended up becoming a...

Creating Tension in Writing: Toxic by Jacqui Rose
Posted by Jacqui Rose in .

One of the important aspects of creating a really good page turner is to make sure you have a sense of suspense and tension all the way through, so the...

Building Your Writing Life with Indulgeinwriting by Sharon Thompson
Posted by Sharon Thompson in , .

#Indulgeinwriting is literally online at your finger-tips day and night. If you are new to writing it can be daunting. Where do you start? Start with us and we will...

Criminal Minds: Creating a Foolproof Plot by Sam Blake
Posted by Sam Blake in , .

This past week I’ve been doing all sorts of events – from How to Get Away with Murder in Cork with Catherine Ryan Howard to hosting the Insider’s Guide to...

Please Handle With Care: Why Writing Sensitively is not Censorship by Noelle...
Posted by Noelle Harrison in .

I have never championed the advice: write what you know. My goal has always been to look outside my own world, experiment and push boundaries. This was the reason I...

Writing that second book by Sharon Thompson
Posted by Sharon Thompson in , , .

Some of you may be screaming at me right now. ‘‘Writing a second book? I’d be happy if I could get one flamin’ book published!’  Trust me, I thought that too, but...

Location, Location, Location…Secrets We Keep by Faith Hogan
Posted by Faith Hogan in .

They say people judge books by their cover and that’s probably very true, but I’m sure I’m not alone in wanting to read something exotic or city based, or comfy...

Plotting a Historical Crime Series: The House on Half Moon Street by...
Posted by Alex Reeve in , .

Plotting (your own downfall) Starting out writing my historical crime series has been … let’s say ‘educational’. My debut, The House on Half Moon Street, is just the beginning. I’ve...

Plotter v. Pantser: Avoiding the Locked Room by Andrea Mara
Posted by Andrea Mara in , .

Are you a plotter or a pantser? Do you plot your books carefully in advance, or fly by the seat of your pants? There’s no right or wrong answer, but...

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