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

As the adage so succinctly tells us, ‘Writing is Rewriting’. Any of us who have got to the end of our novel, declared ‘It’s Finished’ and then realises that  drafts...

Really Useful Links to Writer’s Festivals
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in , .

Writing is, by its nature, a rather secluded and solitary pursuit which, for the most part, we writers do actually enjoy. But, occasionally, we also like to embrace a bit...

Keeping in with Google: Link Building
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

If you run a website or blog then it shouldn’t come as any surprise to you that Google is  cracking down on low-quality sites. And with good reason. Google are...

Improving your Search Ranking: Tips for Bloggers
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

At writing.ie we love WordPress – this is a custom designed WordPress site by the brilliant Design For Writers whom we could not function without. WordPress is a ideal for...

Really Useful Links: Writing Courses
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in , .

I am, on occasion, asked when I first realised that I wanted to write. The answer is always the same – it started on a writing course. There might have...

Really Useful Links for Women’s Fiction Writers
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in , .

They say that women read books, men read newspapers. This is a ridiculous generalisation, I know, but it might go to explain one phenomenon – of all the mainstream genres...

Goodreads – Breaking Down The Barriers by Eliza Green
Posted by Eliza Green in .

If you’re a reader, then you may have heard about a teeny tiny site called Goodreads. It has six million readers (apparently), and if you list and read 20 books,...

Really Useful Links for Poets
Posted by Paul FitzSimons in , .

You wouldn’t think to look at me, but I tried my hand at poetry once upon a time (some of it’s even published) but, I’m happy to admit right now,...

Marketing your Self-Published Book by Maura Byrne
Posted by Maura Byrne in , .

After a few years of half offers from publishers, I was finally presented with a book contract in May 2011 for Bridget in Werewolf Rehab. I was thrilled at first...

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

I talked a while back about two of the building blocks of any story – character and plot – probably the first elements we think about when we’re starting to...