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Resources for Writers

Here we aim to give you solid tips and advice to improve your writing from a wide range of Irish authors.

Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, scripts or poetry we hope that you will find articles here to guide and inspire you. If you have queries on a topic we haven't covered here, drop us an email or post your question on our members blog where you will find help and support from other writers.

Non-Fiction Books for Christmas by Tim Carey
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Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain by Fintan O’Toole In Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain, the Irish Times columnist, journalist and doyenne of the Irish ...continue reading >>

Children’s Books for Christmas by Olivia Hope
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Here’s a word for your vocabulary – JOLABOKAFLOD; it’s means Yule Book Flood and comes from Iceland’s release of new book titles in the run up to Christmas. Now the ...continue reading >>

You Want to be a Writer – SO READ! by Zoë Miller
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Imagine if you had a dream of taking part in Dancing with the Stars, if you loved dancing so much that you longed to be involved in this glittering event. ...continue reading >>

The Midpoint of the Story by Louise Dean
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If you’re about to write a novel, start with the midpoint. That’s the place to begin to build your world around. The midpoint is the point of no return in ...continue reading >>

10 Things To Look Out For When Line Editing by Adriana Bielkova
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This is one of our most popular posts, but, as our archive is so huge, we know articles can get lost – so here are some vital tips for anyone intending ...continue reading >>

Picture Books: From Idea to Submission by Olivia Hope
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If ever someone tells me they have a children’s picturebook story they want to write I’ll beam enthusiastically and say ‘How fantastic. What’s your favourite picturebook you’ve recently read?’ Their ...continue reading >>

Can You Successfully Write in Two Different Genres? by Carol Wyer
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People often ask me how hard it is to write in two very different genres – comedy and thrillers, and my stock answer is, ‘It isn’t difficult at all, as ...continue reading >>

Turn Your Idea into a Screenplay (Part 2) by L.J. Sedgwick
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In Part 1 of this article, I wrote: ‘. . . it’s not enough to simply keep firing obstacles into the path of your central character. You have to create ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: Verve Books
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Submissions deadline: Open Verve Books is a new dynamic digital only company, borne out of a love of  brilliant, page turning fiction and a passion for digital publishing. We launch ...continue reading >>

Writing a Novel: Not a Sprint but a Marathon by Rod Smith
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It has been said that ‘everyone has a book inside them, and in most cases that’s where it should stay’. I have been trying to write a novel called The ...continue reading >>