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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.

Submissions Call: The Southeast Review
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Submissions deadline: open The Southeast Review, established in 1979 as Sundog, is a national literary magazine housed in the English department at Florida State University and is edited and managed ...continue reading >>

From Zero to Hero – The Emotional Arc in Writing by Merle Nygate
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Here’s how to embed an emotional arc into the structure of your book so no one will ever know… When a character changes during the course of a narrative as ...continue reading >>

Editing Your First Draft by Joanne Burn
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It’s a real achievement to complete the first draft of a novel – congratulations! So, what now? It might be that you’re lucky enough to have fellow writers with whom ...continue reading >>

I Confess . . . A Self-Publishing Experience by Adrian Taheny

I confess….…that as Pride is one of the seven deadly sins I am up to my neck in trouble.  The day I received the galley for SINS from our printer, ...continue reading >>

Converting Words into Money: Getting Paid to Write by Danielle Ward
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In a world where artificial intelligence is out to automate all laborious and repeatable tasks, creativity becomes one of the most invaluable skills to possess for humans. Writers, in spite ...continue reading >>

The World of Special Needs and Disabilities in Fiction by Carol Coffey
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Carol Coffey has used her extensive background in disabilities to bring the world of special needs to the wider population through her writing.  Here she talks about her novel The ...continue reading >>

Kicking it into Shape: Self-Editing Tips by Alison May
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A first draft is not a novel. A first draft is, at best, a potential novel. Different writers will have different amounts of potential in that first draft, but very ...continue reading >>

Crowdfunding, YouTube Trailers and Hollywood by James Vella-Bardon
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As a young boy growing up in Malta I was first entranced by action-adventure when I read Tolkien’s Rings trilogy. The scene of the fellowship racing through the Mines of ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: HCE Review
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Submissions deadline: open Fiction/Poetry/Creative Non-Fiction/Art HCE Review (ISSN 2009-9916) is a quarterly online literary journal launched in 2016 by the MA and MFA Creative Writing courses at University College Dublin. The ...continue reading >>

Working as a Court Reporter: The Secrets You Hide by Kate Helm
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Court in the act – author Kate Helm on how her experiences as a reporter led to her writing her first thriller: I was 18 when I first appeared in ...continue reading >>