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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.

Choosing Your Point of View (Part 1) by Ally Carter
Posted by Ally Carter in , .

How do you know which Point of View to use? If it’s first person, how do you pick which character tells the story? This is one of the things authors ...continue reading >>

How to Query Agents and Publishers: Really Useful Links by Amanda J Evans
Posted by Amanda J Evans in , .

Over the course of the past three weeks I’ve covered comp titles, elevator pitches, and the synopsis, so this week I’m going to finish this series with how to query ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: Inkitt Writing Contest
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Submissions deadline: open, rolling quarterly submissions Inkitt’s Writing Contest runs quarterly and gives authors the chance to win an exclusive GALATEA publishing deal and the chance to showcase their book ...continue reading >>

There’s No Such Thing as a Final Draft by Peter Salisbury
Posted by Peter Salisbury in .

Hands down, one of the best parts of being Anam Cara’s director is getting to know the writers- and artists-in-residence and their work. They have taught me and each other much ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: Radio Stories
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Submissions deadline: 31st August 2019 Paul Maher of Dreamtime Theatre (Tipperary) in association with Tipperary Mid West Radio is seeking writers who would like to have their work (essays, stories, ...continue reading >>

How to Write a Synopsis: Really Useful Links by Amanda J Evans
Posted by Amanda J Evans in , .

In the past three weeks I’ve covered comp titles, elevator pitches, and query letters so this week I’m going to focus on the synopsis. This is often something that a ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: Ploughshares Journal
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Submission Deadline: 15th January 2020 Ploughshares welcomes unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction during our regular reading period, which runs from June 1 to January 15. The literary journal ...continue reading >>

Into the Depths: Plotting outwards – the bigger picture (Part 3 of 3) by Lindsay...
Posted by Lindsay J Sedgwick in .

Having opened the story up and shuffled the plot points around until you have an idea of what you really want to include across your various storylines and character arcs, ...continue reading >>

Food for Thought: Domestic Themes and Settings by Sally Piper
Posted by Sally Piper in , .

Humans are the only animals who cook and the only primates who share their food. As a consequence, food consumption has evolved to be a significant personal, social and cultural ...continue reading >>

How to Write a Novel Query Letter: Really Useful Links by Amanda J Evans
Posted by Amanda J Evans in , .

In the past two weeks I’ve covered comp titles and elevator pitches, so this week I’m going to focus on the query letter. If you are planning on submitting your ...continue reading >>