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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.

Irish Writers Centre: Become a Facilitator
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The Irish Writers Centre are looking for Facilitators for its Educational Programme. About the IWC’s Educational Programme The Irish Writers Centre, based on 19 Parnell Square, Dublin, is the national ...continue reading >>

How to Create Atmosphere in your Writing by Rachel Burge
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People may not remember what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel – and the same can be true of novels. ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: Split Lip Magazine
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Submissions deadline: Open Split Lip Magazine is a voice-driven literary journal with a pop culture twist. They publish online monthly and in print annually and are open to submissions of ...continue reading >>

Writing Tips to Get You Thinking
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The best writing advice I was every given was from multi award winning bestseller Sarah Webb, author of the incredible Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World (whichshould be ...continue reading >>

Writer’s Retreats: Anam Cara by Linda Hoffman Kimball
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Sue Booth-Forbes writes: Twenty wonderful years have passed since I dreamed Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat into existence, and hands down, one of the best parts of being Anam ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: No Alibis Short Story Anthology
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Submissions deadline: 31st January 2019 Submissions are now open for an anthology of short stories, to be published by Belfast-based independent publisher No Alibis Press in 2019. Stories should be ...continue reading >>

Writing Workshops: Recovering Your Creative Self by Claire Hennessy
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I don’t know when it begins. I suppose it’s different for everyone. But it’s rarely one great, big moment. Sometimes, yes, sometimes that happens for people. A bully of a ...continue reading >>

Top Tips for Writers by Mia Gallagher
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Write when you can. Sometimes just turning up at the desk/laptop is all you need to kickstart something. If you can’t write, don’t stress or do a number on yourself. ...continue reading >>

A Writer’s Room: R.M. Clarke
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Where I write is always shifting. Being in the process of finding a permanent home, I have had to learn the art of literary vagabondry. Sometimes it might be a ...continue reading >>

Recommended Books on Writing
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We’re often asked by writers to recommend books on writing , so here are our best buys, all tried and tested, and all recommended by the authors we work with. ...continue reading >>