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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.

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 >>

Writing for Young Adults: Tips from Claire Hennessy
Posted by Claire Hennessy in , .

Whether you are a young writer or an older one, the following are invaluable points to think about when writing for what is known in publishing as Young Adult, or ...continue reading >>

Finding Opportunity in Change
Posted by Vanessa O'Loughlin in , .

Things are changing in publishing. And Irish publishing particularly is finding itself in a state of flux. Reduced Arts Council grants are adding to a global recession hitting book buyers which, ...continue reading >>

Irish Publishers
Posted by Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin in , .

Below we detail publishers based in Ireland – check out the publisher’s own websites to find out exactly what genre and authors they publish and their submission guidelines – they ...continue reading >>