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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.

All You Need to Know About Dialogue with Tracy Culleton
Posted by Tracy Culleton in , .

Tracy Culleton is the best selling author of Looking Good, a teacher and regular faciliator for Inkwell, here she tells you exactly how to make your dialogue sing. Points to remember: Dialogue does not attempt ...continue reading >>

Coping with Rejection
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

If they are honest, even the greatest writers will admit that they have been rejected at some time (or many times!) during their careers. Indeed, one of the first rules ...continue reading >>

What is Copyright?
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

Copyright is the legal term that describes the rights given to authors/creators of certain categories of work. Copyright protection extends to the following works: Original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic ...continue reading >>

Who Are These People?
Posted by Mary Malone in , .

Cork based author Mary Malone is the author of four books, all of which feature lively and engaging characters – how does she do it? CHARACTERISATION – WHO ARE THESE ...continue reading >>

Starting Your Journey with Mary Malone
Posted by Mary Malone in , .

Mary Malone lives in Cork and is the author of four books including the best selling Love is the Reason. Here she explains how she starts each writing journey: Writing fiction is ...continue reading >>

Irish Literary Agents
Posted by Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin in , .

This listing is provided for information purposes only. Inclusion on writing.ie does not endorse, recommend or imply any approval of the individuals or companies listed. When you are preparing to ...continue reading >>

How Amy Green became a Teen Agony Queen
Posted by Sarah Webb in , .

Sarah Webb was born and lives in Dublin with her partner and young family. She was a children’s bookseller for many years before becoming a full-time writer. Sarah has edited a ...continue reading >>

Talking Tips from Laura Jane Cassidy
Posted by Laura Jane Cassidy in , .

Laura Jane Cassidy was born in 1986 in Co. Kildare in Ireland and has taken time out from her Drama studies at Trinity College Dublin to complete her supernatural crime ...continue reading >>

Getting Ready to Publish?
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

Find out why these authors chose self publishing and why…. The very first thing to do when you start thinking “Should I self-publish?” is to find out what kind of ...continue reading >>

How to Encourage Your Inner Author
Posted by Grace Wynne-Jones in .

You wouldn’t believe how many people have told me that they want to write but find the process intimidating. Perhaps they are remembering their school days or old voices that ...continue reading >>