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Joseph O’Connor’s Top 10 Tips
Posted by Joseph O'Connor in , .

Author and broadcaster Joseph O’Connor is to receive the 2012 Irish PEN Award for outstanding contribution to Irish Literature. The award will be presented at a dinner on Friday, 10 February, 2012,...

Landscape as Metaphor with Noelle Harrison
Posted by Noelle Harrison in , .

It was a particular landscape, which led me to write my first novel. Over thirteen years ago I moved to a small village near Kells in County Meath. Having lived...

Keeping Track of Your Plot
Posted by Catherine Ryan Howard in , .

Keeping Track of Your Plot: How to Make a Novel “Bible” I get most of my ideas while writing. While I thank my lucky stars I get any ideas at...

Help from Hollywoodland
Posted by Catherine Ryan Howard in , .

Using Screenwriting Techniques to Plot Your Novel with Catherine Ryan Howard When I came to write my first novel, I discovered that the tricky bit was not coming up with...

Writing Better Fiction
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in .

Here we gather hints and tips from some of Ireland’s top authors to help you improve your fiction. We will be adding to this resource regularly so do subscribe to...

All You Need to Know About Dialogue with Tracy Culleton
Posted by Tracy Culleton in , .

Tracy Culleton is the best selling author of Looking Good, a teacher and regular faciliator for Inkwell, here she tells you exactly how to make your dialogue sing. Points to remember: Dialogue does not attempt...

Who Are These People?
Posted by Mary Malone in , .

Cork based author Mary Malone is the author of four books, all of which feature lively and engaging characters – how does she do it? CHARACTERISATION – WHO ARE THESE...

Starting Your Journey with Mary Malone
Posted by Mary Malone in , .

Mary Malone lives in Cork and is the author of four books including the best selling Love is the Reason. Here she explains how she starts each writing journey: Writing fiction is...

Talking Tips from Laura Jane Cassidy
Posted by Laura Jane Cassidy in , .

Laura Jane Cassidy was born in 1986 in Co. Kildare in Ireland and has taken time out from her Drama studies at Trinity College Dublin to complete her supernatural crime...

Writing for Young Adults: Tips from Claire Hennessy
Posted by Claire Hennessy in , .

Whether you are a young writer or an older one, the following are invaluable points to think about when writing for what is known in publishing as Young Adult, or...