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Ascribe Novel Solutions: The Answer to Indie Discovery?
Posted by Mark Farrell in , .

After 13 years trudging the well-worn path of the aspiring novelist and coming agonizingly close to success, Mark Farrell was told he should consider self-publication. But the idea of touting...

Really Useful Links for Writers: Self Publishing
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in , .

I took a look at Self-Publishing here a while ago but safe to say that it’s evolved since then . Having a significant presence at this month’s London Book Fair...

Really Useful Links for Writers: Research
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in , .

It is one of the important aspects of fiction writing. And it’s so often overlooked. Research. We’re told to write what we love. And, if we follow that advice, we’ll...

Adventures in Self Publishing: The Cost
Posted by Pat Fitzpatrick in .

It is 120 days since I pressed publish on my debut novel, Keep Away from those Ferraris. I’ll deal with revenues next month. Today I want to talk about costs....

Really Useful Links for Sitcom Writers
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in , .

We’ve had a bit of a phenomenon on our TV screens recently. An Irish sitcom. More rarely, a well-received Irish sitcom. Even more rarely, a well-received Irish sitcom that we’re...

Really Useful Links for Writers: Podcasts
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in , .

One of my first interviews for writing.ie (wow was I nervous that day) was with the renowned script-writing coach Pilar Alessandra. Through her long and distinguished career with Amblin and...

Tips for Claiming Back US Tax
Posted by Daniel Kaye in , .

Over the last few years I’ve been fortunate enough to have my short stories published in various anthologies in both Ireland and the US, including my own collection, The Eleventh...

Really Useful Links for Writers: Hollywood Calling
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in , .

There was a time when only established writers located in, or those who had made the leap and moved to Los Angeles, could dream of working in ‘The Movies’ –...

Adventures in Self-Publishing Part 2 by Pat Fitzpatrick
Posted by Pat Fitzpatrick in , .

It’s been 90 days since I pressed publish on my debut novel, Keep Away from those Ferraris. Here is what I have learned about the ups and downs of self-publishing...

Really Useful Links for Writers: Knowledge is Power
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in .

Knowledge is power, they say. And no where is that more true and important than in the world of writing. And the most direct way of learning about a subject...