writing_ie-logo

  • www.inkitt.com
gerry-chaney-interviews-header

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.

Mental Health Tips for Writers: Really Useful Links by Amanda J Evans
Posted by Amanda J Evans in , .

Today is World Mental Health Day and what better opportunity is there to discuss mental health and writing. As writers, we are nearly always working in isolation. Sitting at a ...continue reading >>

Research – and how not to do it! by Fiona Gartland
Posted by Fiona Gartland in , .

Research is an essential part of writing fiction. It lends authenticity to a creation which is otherwise entirely fabricated. And readers, though they are prepared to suspend their disbelief in ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: The Ogham Stone
Posted by Writing.ie in , .

Submissions deadline: 18th October 2019 Produced by the students on the MA in English and the MA in Creative Writing programmes at UL, The Ogham Stone is fast emerging as ...continue reading >>

How To Start A Small Press by Claire Hennessy
Posted by Claire Hennessy in , .

How To Start A Small Press Read a lot. Dream a lot. Fall in love with stories, not just in books but all kinds – the stories that songs tell, ...continue reading >>

Memoir Writing Tips and Advice: Really Useful Links by Amanda J Evans
Posted by Amanda J Evans in , .

In this week’s column I’m looking at memoirs, which can be quite difficult to write. Delving into the recesses of your mind to pull out memories and stories you want ...continue reading >>

The Myth of the Debut Novel by Kate Simants
Posted by Kate Simants in , .

Lock Me In, my debut novel, is a thriller about a young woman who suffers from a psychological condition in which she dissociates from reality. She’ll become a different person ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: True Crime Stories
Posted by Mitzi Szereto in , .

Submissions deadline: 31st January 2020 (https://mitziszereto.com/call-for-submissions/) The author Mitzi Szereto is seeking all-new true crime accounts for THE BEST NEW TRUE CRIME STORIES: SMALL TOWNS (to be published by Mango ...continue reading >>

Researching Historical Novels by Pam Lecky
Posted by Pam Lecky in , .

For anyone writing historical fiction, the research required can be daunting. Fortunately, I love it, and over the years my collection of reference books has grown. The genre requires a ...continue reading >>

Tips For Entering Writing Competitions: Really Useful Links by Amanda J Evans
Posted by Amanda J Evans in , .

In this week’s column I’m looking at how to make the most of writing competitions. Winning one of these can lead to publishers and editors taking an interest in your ...continue reading >>

Alex Wyndham on Narrating for Audiobooks by Hannah Mary McKinnon
Posted by Hannah Mary McKinnon in .

People can’t get enough of audiobooks these days so it’s no surprise the medium is enjoying year-on-year double digit sales growth. But who are the people behind the voices? Where ...continue reading >>