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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.

Inspiration vs Perspiration
Posted by Derek Flynn in , .

“Success is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration” goes the old saying by Thomas Edison. We, as authors, would probably prefer to think of our ideas as being delivered from on ...continue reading >>

Writing History: The Ship of Seven Murders by Kathy Bunney

The Ship of Seven Murders is the true story of murder and madness on the high seas. The book not only re tells the true story of the grisly murders ...continue reading >>

The Paperback Bites Back
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

Biting at the heels of the eBook market, a new pocket-sized, ultra-light ”flipback” book has been released by Hodder. For readers who enjoy the feel of a printed novel and ...continue reading >>

The New Value Web: The Impact of Digital Distribution
Posted by Eoin Purcell in , .

As digital distribution begins to be felt along the trade publishing value chain, what will emerge is not a NEW VALUE CHAIN as much as a NEW VALUE WEB, an ...continue reading >>

Getting Personal with Emma Hannigan
Posted by Emma Hannigan in , .

When Vanessa asked me to do a piece on writing memoirs I have to admit to being momentarily stumped! I have no formal training in writing and don’t feel I ...continue reading >>

The Spoken Word – Podcasts.ie
Posted by Kevin Massey in .

Looking for a new way to connect with your audience? Some new technologies make a swift transition between elective to essential. Webcasts have been around since late the 1990s but ...continue reading >>

Cover Story – Translating the Image
Posted by Barry Houlihan in , .

Browsing around your local book shop may be an art in decline. Scrolling around your e-book site and pressing ‘click to buy’ is a relatively new trend and if recent ...continue reading >>

How To Self Publish With Create Space
Posted by Catherine Ryan Howard in .

Catherine Ryan Howard is a blogger and author from Cork, with over 5000 book sales in print and eBook to her name. And she’s self published – or self printed ...continue reading >>

Hot Cross Mum – Hazel Gaynor
Posted by Becky Clark in , .

Hazel Gaynor is a blogger and freelance journalist who has recently taken the plunge into ePublishing, here she chats to Becky Clark of DirecteBooks about her life as a writer, ...continue reading >>

Wearing Your Heart on Your Skin
Posted by Nuala Ní Chonchúir in .

I wrote a post about literary tattoos on my blog last year, featuring the tattoo site, Contrariwise, where people display photographs of their writing-inspired body art. The photo from Contrariwise which I displayed ...continue reading >>