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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.

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...
Posted by Shabnam Vasisht in .

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...
Posted by Amanda J Evans in .

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...

Irish Writers Centre: Become a Facilitator
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The Irish Writers Centre are looking for Facilitators for its Educational Programme. About the IWC’s Educational Programme The Irish Writers Centre, based on 19 Parnell Square, Dublin, is the national...

Writing Tips to Get You Thinking
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The best writing advice I was every given was from multi award winning bestseller Sarah Webb, author of the incredible Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World (whichshould be...

Writer’s Retreats: Anam Cara by Linda Hoffman Kimball
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Sue Booth-Forbes writes: Twenty wonderful years have passed since I dreamed Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat into existence, and hands down, one of the best parts of being Anam...

Writing Workshops: Recovering Your Creative Self by Claire Hennessy
Posted by Claire Hennessy in .

I don’t know when it begins. I suppose it’s different for everyone. But it’s rarely one great, big moment. Sometimes, yes, sometimes that happens for people. A bully of a...

Top Tips for Writers by Mia Gallagher
Posted by Mia Gallagher in .

Write when you can. Sometimes just turning up at the desk/laptop is all you need to kickstart something. If you can’t write, don’t stress or do a number on yourself....