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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.

Derek Flynn’s Lockdown Lit Picks: Peter Murphy
Posted by Derek Flynn in .

A lot of people around the country are finding they have a bit more time on their hands at the moment. And many are using that time to catch up ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: Social Distancing Diaries with Books@One
Posted by Writing.ie in , .

Submissions deadline: 30th April 2020 Books@One currently have one bookshop in Mayo with plans to open shops in Cork and Galway in 2020. Our shops are independent , community-driven social ...continue reading >>

Paper Lanterns: Starting a Literary Journal from Scratch by Ruth Ennis

Paper Lanterns is a new Irish literary journal that discusses all things teen and young adult literature. The journal was founded by Grace Kelley, Ruth Ennis and Amy O’Sullivan in ...continue reading >>

How to Research Literary Agents: Really Useful Links by Amanda J Evans
Posted by Amanda J Evans in , .

For the next couple of weeks, the Really Useful Links column is going to run in conjunction with the writing.ie live video talks with literary agent Simon Trewin. If you ...continue reading >>

Derek Flynn’s Lockdown Lit Picks: Catherine Ryan Howard
Posted by Derek Flynn in .

A lot of people around the country are finding they have a bit more time on their hands at the moment. And many are using that time to catch up ...continue reading >>

Finding Time to Write by Kelly Creighton
Posted by Kelly Creighton in , .

In the middle of giving a talk, and steering the subject into that overcrowded street called No Time to Write, a man asked me, ‘When you do manage to do ...continue reading >>

9 Websites Offering Legitimate Online Proofreading Jobs
Posted by Katrina McKinnon in , .

Remote work isn’t a privilege anymore. Statistics show that there was a 159% increase in remote work between 2005 and 2017. Today, 4.7 million US workers are working remotely. With ...continue reading >>

Creating an Author Platform: Really Useful Links by Amanda J Evans
Posted by Amanda J Evans in , .

If you’re like many people in this strange Coronavirus time we find ourselves in, you might have a little more time on your hands. If so, maybe now is the ...continue reading >>

How to Write a Bulletproof Email Marketing Campaign
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When it comes to promoting books, email marketers have a lot of challenges to overcome, with the main problem being the short attention span that has been created by smartphones. ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: 32 – An Anthology of Irish Working Class Writers
Posted by Writing.ie in , .

Submissions deadline: 1st May 2020 In a recent documentary on BBC Radio 4, novelist Kit de Waal asked ‘where are the working class writers?’ The answer is ‘right here’. Inspired ...continue reading >>