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Scroll down to read our articles on who exactly is who in Irish publishing – from agents to editors, state agencies to organisations, this is section is essential reading for anyone new to the industry.

How Writing (thankfully!) Makes Failures Out of Us All by Alana Kirk
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I don’t know a single writer who hasn’t failed. Yet the only writers I know have succeeded. What I’ve learned from being a published author of a bestselling memoir, as...

Writing for Computer Games and Virtual Reality by Ray Ronan
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Why would any novelist want to diversify, to reach out into other writing media such as Film, Games, Comics and Virtual Reality? I don’t know about you, but the idea...

5 Interview Mistakes Writers Make by Alex Gazzola
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If you want to write articles and features, you’ll have to interview people. They may be experts, such as health or business experts, or ordinary people, either to present points...

Alex Wyndham on Narrating for Audiobooks by Hannah Mary McKinnon
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People can’t get enough of audiobooks these days so it’s no surprise the medium is enjoying year-on-year double digit sales growth. But who are the people behind the voices? Where...

How to Prepare for an Author Event by Angela Clarke
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Know What You’re Getting Into Double check what is expected of you. It’s one thing to show up and take part in a panel, it’s quite another if the event...

Writer’s Residencies in Ireland
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Getting paid for what you love is a big bonus and residencies for writers aim to do just that, to cultivate your writing, to give you space but also for...

Collaborating on a Multi-Author Series by Chris Harris
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My latest book, Uprising, is the third part of the multi-author series, Burning Skies. The book follows the main Character Cal as his holiday to New York is interrupted by...

Why Residential Workshops Are A Great Idea by Brian Finnegan
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Do you dream of a time and space where you can write without the multiple interruptions of daily life dragging at your heels, and with the encouragement you need to...

Why Join Writing.ie? What Are The Benefits To You?
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Writing.ie was thrilled recently to win EU Business News Magazine’s prestigious award for Best Digital Writing Resource, on top of the Blogger Awards (silver and gold) that we have won...

The Creative Process: It’s All About the Backside by Deborah Barlow
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Hands down, one of the best parts of being Anam Cara’s director is getting to know the writers- and artists-in-residence and their work. They have taught me and each other much...