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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...

National Novel Writing Month
Posted by Sally Clements in .

Get ready – November is NaNoWriMo Month! For those who haven’t heard, November is National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a month-long event, set up by writer Chris Baty that...

Grace Wynne-Jones and The Writing Process
Posted by Grace Wynne-Jones in .

‘A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.’  Maya Angelou Here is a bit of light reading about writing. The ‘tips’ could...

From Classroom to Contract in Two Years
Posted by Eileen Gormley in .

The dream of anyone who has every put pen to paper is be a published writer. Ideally, a published writer whose books are available all over the world and who...

Getting the Job Done at Mountains to Sea
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in .

The Mountains to the Sea festival, programmed by Tim Carey, Bert Wright and Sarah Webb is one of the busiest, most comprehensive literary festivals in Ireland today. In a whirlwind...

Online Courses for Writers – Sally Clements
Posted by Sally Clements in .

No matter how well you write – you can always write better. I’m a fervent believer in the value of learning. When I completed my first full manuscript, I remember...

The Value of Creative Writing Workshops – Nessa O’Mahony
Posted by Nessa O'Mahony in .

As a poet, I have always had a particular interest in story-telling as a way of interpreting my world.  As with many writers, the narrative instinct was formed in childhood....