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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.

Submissions Call: Storyland with RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen
Posted by Niamh O'Connor in , .

Submissions deadline: 13th March 2019 The RTÉ and NI Screen talent development competition – Storyland – is open until midnight on March 13, and this year’s theme is revenge. Six ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: Splonk E-Zine
Posted by writing.ie in , .

Submissions deadline: 31st March 2019 Splonk is a brand new flash e-zine, set up in January 2019 by a group of flash writers and editors based in Ireland, and will be ...continue reading >>

How to Reach Readers Without Self-Promotion by Orna Ross
Posted by Orna Ross in , .

This blogpost is reproduced with kind permission by Orna Ross from the Alliance of Independent Authors excellent self-publishing blog. Marketeers say the key to promoting a book is to take ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: Cold Coffee Stand
Posted by writing.ie in , .

Submissions deadline: Open Cold Coffee Stand exhibits the newest, the sharpest, the funniest, strangest, and most innovative new writing and artwork Ireland has to offer. As a multi-medium platform, we ...continue reading >>

Turning an Idea into a Plot by S.A. Dunphy
Posted by S.A. Dunphy in , .

I’m obsessed with notebooks. I have little spiral ones I keep in the breast pocket of my jacket. I carry one everywhere with me.  I go to a specific shop ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: Mslexia Magazine
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Submission deadline: various As the UK’s biggest selling writing magazine, Mslexia is proud to publish work by women writers. And we’re constantly dreaming up new submission opportunities to get the ...continue reading >>

The Write Company: The Benefits of a Good Writers’ Group by Shabnam Vasisht
Posted by Shabnam Vasisht in .

A couple of years ago, I met Indian author, Shashi Tharoor, at the Dalkey Book Festival. My opening words to him were, ‘I’ve hated you since I was 14!’ ‘Why?’ ...continue reading >>

Writing Non-Fiction and Historical Crime: What I Learned by Dean Ruxton

I could have picked the archivist up and spun him around. The book was saved. An early lesson I learned while researching for When the Hangman Came to Galway was ...continue reading >>

10 Productivity Tips for Serious Writers by Jerry Jenkins
Posted by Jerry Jenkins in , .

Where should I write? When should I write?  How much should I write each day? Should I outline or should I wing it? Those voices in your head reside on ...continue reading >>

Messing About With Words: A Writer-in-Residence Writes by Declan Burke
Posted by Declan Burke in .

If I’m honest, I felt like a bit of a fraud when I was appointed a UNESCO/Dublin City Libraries writer-in-residence in October 2017, and not just because, as a writer, ...continue reading >>