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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 RNA for Newbies
Posted by Jane Travers in .

I hadn’t been long on Twitter when an email notification one day informed me that I was now being followed by none other than Katie Fforde, prolific author of contemporary...

9 Lessons from Hockney
Posted by Graham Dinton in .

When British writer Graham Dinton went to the David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy in London, he discovered some interesting parallels between Hockney’s work ethic and that needed to be a successful writer. And...

Nightmare Review: Dreamlike Retreat
Posted by Máire T. Robinson in .

When I read about the “Nightmare Book Review Competition” hosted by writing.ie last year, I knew I had to enter. The challenge was to pen the worst book review possible,...

Orna Ross on Creativity in 2012
Posted by Orna Ross in .

The festivities are over and the self-improvement season is almost upon us. Best selling author Orna Ross has developed a series designed to lead us into making 2012 our most creative year, ever....

Grants and Bursaries – A Writer’s Experience
Posted by Derek Flynn in .

In these recessionary times, the first things to be hit are always what are deemed as “the luxuries”. Oftentimes, this can translate as “the Arts”. And while there have been...

Grants and Bursaries Available in Ireland
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in .

These are a range of the grants and bursaries available in Ireland – we hope that it will be an evolving list so if we’ve missed one that you know...

National Novel Writing Month – Val Healy Part Three
Posted by Valerie Healy in .

I feel like I am saying good bye to an old friend now as November draws to a close and we come to the end of the National Novel Writing...

National Novel Writing Month – Val Healy Part Two
Posted by Valerie Healy in .

As we start the 3rd writing week in NANWRIMO, I have a word count of 30,001.  I have built up a nice excess of words and I am completely on target,...

NaNoWriMo: Worldwide – Jennifer Baker
Posted by Jennifer Baker in .

National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo or NaNo) is upon us. For those who don’t know what NaNo is, it is a 30 day challenge to write a 50,000 word...

National Novel Writing Month – Valerie Healy Part One
Posted by Valerie Healy in .

This will be my first year taking part in NaNaWriMo.  She has gone mad, I hear you say.  Why would you want to write 50K words in 30 days? It...