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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.

What Makes a Killer Story: Top Tips for Writing Crime by Angela Clarke

Angela Clarke is The Sunday Times bestselling author of the Social Media Murder Series, including Follow Me, Watch Me, and Trust Me. Angela has produced an extensive collection of Writing Tips video tutorials on ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call for 400 and Falling Press
Posted by Writing.ie in , .

Submissions Deadline: Open 400 and Falling Press will publish a bi-annual journal of literature and the arts. We ask for submissions of unpublished work in the following genres: poetry, fiction, ...continue reading >>

The Craft of Writing: Beneath the Skin by Caroline England
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I haven’t been on a creative writing course or studied language or literature at any level higher than A level. I haven’t even opened a book on the subject! So ...continue reading >>

Getting – and Giving – the Most at Events: Really Useful Links Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

October is generally regarded as the start of the convention season. Summer is well over, schools and colleges are back in swing, and various groups and societies are looking to ...continue reading >>

When Two Become One: Collaborating as a Writer by Hazel Gaynor
Posted by Hazel Gaynor in , .

Writing is often described as a lonely process, but it doesn’t have to be. What if you wrote a book with someone else? When I first told people I was ...continue reading >>

20 Tips for Self-Published Authors by the Secret Bookseller
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You’ve written a book. Congratulations, I mean it, and that’s coming from someone who: is completely incapable of writing a book and counts eating a whole tube of Pringles in one ...continue reading >>

Period Speech and Dialogue in Historical Fiction: Blood’s Game by Angus Donald
Posted by Angus Donald in , .

One of the great joys of writing Blood’s Game, the first book in my new swashbuckling 17th-century series, was having access to the language of the time. This was an ...continue reading >>

Writing Neurodiverse Characters: Really Useful Links Paul Anthony Shortt
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I’ve previously written about including mentally-ill characters, and so I thought it would also be a good idea to feature an area that can often be confused with mental illness. ...continue reading >>

The Impact of Real Life Events on Writing Fiction by Paul Read

There’s a scene towards the end of Muriel Spark’s The Finishing School where Rowland Mahler, a frustrated creative writing teacher, lectures his class a few days after the burial of ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call for Silver Streams
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Submissions deadline: Open all year round, publishes quarterly Silver Streams is a literary journal which publishes all genres of literature, art and academia though it is mostly dedicated to Modernist and Post-Modernist forms. Inspired by ...continue reading >>