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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.

Three Things to Know When Writing a Series by Peter Bartram
Posted by Peter Bartram in , .

Like it or not, we live in the age of the boxset. For writers and film-makers alike, the aim is to find a target audience, discover what they like, and ...continue reading >>

Writing for Children by Bannie McPartlin
Posted by Bannie McPartlin in , .

My first book Pack Up The Moon, was published in 2006. My first screenplay was transmitted in 2008. Now in 2019 my first children’s book is currently on bookshelves across ...continue reading >>

Romance Tropes To Use and to Avoid: Really Useful Links by Amanda J Evans
Posted by Amanda J Evans in , .

In this week’s column I’m going to focus on the romance genre and in particular the tropes that work and the ones to avoid. Romance is one of the top ...continue reading >>

Overcoming Writer’s Block by Tina Callaghan
Posted by Tina Callaghan in , .

Let’s talk about writer’s block. Stephen King points out that plumbers don’t get plumbers block, or cardiac surgeons, surgeon’s block. The surgeon never says ‘I don’t feel like operating today. ...continue reading >>

Writing Your First Short Stories by Orla McAlinden

My children were going to grow up without a grandfather. I’d never known my grandfathers either, nor my grannies. All I had of them were a few snatched recollections, here ...continue reading >>

Why Residential Workshops Are A Great Idea by Brian Finnegan
Posted by Brian Finnegan in .

Do you dream of a time and space where you can write without the multiple interruptions of daily life dragging at your heels, and with the encouragement you need to ...continue reading >>

Creating Great Fictional Characters: Really Useful Links by Amanda J Evans
Posted by Amanda J Evans in , .

In this week’s column the focus is on characters. Whether you’re a new or a seasoned author, getting your characters right is a key component to a successful novel. We’ve ...continue reading >>

Seek Out Good Contract Advice to Increase Your Author Earnings
Posted by writing.ie in , .

A recent report on authors earnings, commissioned by ALCS (Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society) and written by researchers from the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre at the University of ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: Poetry Ireland
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Submissions deadline: open Poetry Ireland Review is published three times annually. We welcome unsolicited submissions of poems, and proposals for articles and reviews, from Ireland and abroad, in Irish or ...continue reading >>

Why Join Writing.ie? What Are The Benefits To You?
Posted by Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin in , , , .

Writing.ie was thrilled recently to win EU Business News Magazine’s prestigious award for Best Digital Writing Resource, on top of the Blogger Awards (silver and gold) that we have won ...continue reading >>