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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 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...

A Writer’s Room: E.R. Murray
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My writer’s room comes in several guises; my actual writer’s room at home where I can close the door on the world; a mobile ‘writer’s room’ while travelling, which is...

The Write Company: The Benefits of a Good Writers’ Group by Shabnam...
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A couple of years ago, I met Indian author, Shashi Tharoor, at the Dalkey Book Festival. My opening words to him were, ‘I’ve hated you since I was 14!’ ‘Why?’...

Messing About With Words: A Writer-in-Residence Writes by Declan Burke
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If I’m honest, I felt like a bit of a fraud when I was appointed a UNESCO/Dublin City Libraries writer-in-residence in October 2017, and not just because, as a writer,...

Writing Doesn’t Have To Be Lonely: Finding Your Writing Tribe by Amanda...
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You’ve probably heard it said a million times, writing is a lonely business, and it’s not wrong. Writing can be lonely as you sit and bleed out the words in...