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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.

The Seven Stages of Creativity Week 4: Composition (Drafting)
Posted by Orna Ross in , .

A great piece of writing is a perfectly intermeshed concoction of illusions. The primary illusion is one of ease. When we read a beautifully constructed book with pleasure and admiration, ...continue reading >>

Getting Non Fiction Published with Patricia O’Reilly
Posted by Patricia O'Reilly in , .

Interested in writing non-fiction and getting it published? Author of Writing for Success Patricia O’Reilly tells us exactly how to approach your subject and what you need to submit to ...continue reading >>

Self Help for Success

Are you stuck trying to write a novel? Are you finding it difficult to get started? Can’t find an agent? Can’t get published? Maybe you should expand your horizons and ...continue reading >>

Why Take a Writing Class?
Posted by Claire Hennessy in , .

Why take a writing class? What do people get out of them? Can writing really be taught, anyway? (The writer Flannery O’Connor famously noted, when asked whether she felt the ...continue reading >>

Rory’s Story Cubes – Where Great Ideas Start
Posted by Julie Murphy in , .

The general consensus is that creativity is a gift bestowed on an elite few and that some of us were simply not designed to produce literary masterpieces or breath-taking works ...continue reading >>

Big Sales in a Global Market
Posted by Susanne O'Leary in , .

As I check my sales figures for the past month, I find I have sold close to 1000 e-books in February alone. This is far beyond the expectations I had ...continue reading >>

The Seven Stages of Creativity Week 3: Investigation (Capturing)
Posted by Orna Ross in , .

Creativity cannot be killed but it can be starved it into stagnation by ignorance.  When we know what we want to say, we just say it. The key to that knowing ...continue reading >>

Whose Story is This Anyway? Tracy Culleton on Point of View
Posted by Tracy Culleton in , .

Point of View (POV) literally means just that. Whose point of view is the reader borrowing at any given time. From which direction is the camera lens pointing? Point of ...continue reading >>

The Seven Stages of Creativity: Week 2 Incubation
Posted by Orna Ross in , .

The task of incubation, whether in a premature baby ward at the maternity hospital, a bacteria-breeding laboratory or a writers’ imagination, is to provide the environment in which growth can ...continue reading >>

Fresh Approaches to Publishing with Lissa Oliver
Posted by Lissa Oliver in , .

Writers need to have a passion for writing, because readers need to be immersed in that passion when they pick up a story or book. Writing can never be a ...continue reading >>