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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.

Famous Authors on Writing: Really Useful Links by Amanda J Evans
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Following on from a recent column on imposter syndrome, I thought this week would be a good week to take a bit of a break, let everyone relax, and watch ...continue reading >>

Breathing Life into Historical Fiction Characters by Sheila Forsey
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It was not enough to simply research what it was like to live in the time period of my novel.  Somehow, I needed to feel the emotion of my characters ...continue reading >>

Collaborating on a Multi-Author Series by Chris Harris
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My latest book, Uprising, is the third part of the multi-author series, Burning Skies. The book follows the main Character Cal as his holiday to New York is interrupted by ...continue reading >>

The Shape of Stories by Holly Jackson
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My first book, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, has just been published by Egmont UK, but my journey of writing it might begin somewhere you wouldn’t expect. When I ...continue reading >>

Grammar Tips and Advice For Writers: Really Useful Links by Amanda J Evans
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This week’s column topic comes in from a beginner writer who asked if I could focus on grammar. Delighted to. Grammar is a sore point for many of us, but ...continue reading >>

Motivation, Inspiration & Perspiration by Sam Blake
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I’ve just sent the final proof changes for my new thriller Keep Your Eyes on Me to my wonderful editors Sara O’Keefe and Poppy Mostyn-Owen in Corvus Atlantic. My first ...continue reading >>

The Highs and Lows of the Second Novel by Doreen Finn
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Writing the dreaded sophomore novel is a daunting process. Most authors who have bled over their second book will confirm that. When the time came for me to write another ...continue reading >>

Useful Tips for Writing a Memoir by Lucia Gannon
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Once I decided to write a memoir, I undertook to read as many of the great writers’ memoirs as possible.  I read with a writer’s eye, learning something from each ...continue reading >>

Imposter Syndrome and Writers: Really Useful Links by Amanda J Evans
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In this week’s column I thought I’d take a look at imposter syndrome. This is something that I know most writers suffer from at one time or another during their ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: The Passage Between
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Submissions deadline: open The Passage Between is a transatlantic anthology founded by two close friends that found themselves separated by the Atlantic. We mix the literary movements of Ireland, the United ...continue reading >>