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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: The Sea Letter
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Submissions Deadline: Open The Sea Letter is currently accepting submissions for its winter 2019 issue. Categories Short Fiction Poetry Photography/Illustrations Chapter Series If Accepted Poetry & Short Fiction We pay ...continue reading >>

The Fear of the First Draft by Zoë Miller
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The Fear of the First Draft – does it ever go away? One of the questions I’m regularly asked in good faith, now that I have ten books published, is ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: Flash Fiction Magazine
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Submissions deadline: open Shannon Huffman created Flash Fiction Magazine in 2014 and, although he is still very much the heart of the operation as the Managing Director, the day-to-day running ...continue reading >>

How Do You Know When Your Book is Ready? by Catherine Ryan Howard
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The Inspiration Project presents Refreshers Week took place in Dublin on September 29th last. Thirty writers came to the Fitzwilliam Hotel on St. Stephen’s Green for a day of intensive ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: Waterford Teachers’ Centre
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Submissions Deadline: 16th November 2018 Are you a teacher or retired teacher ? Do you write or dabble with writing – short story, novel, memoir, reflection, poetry, play/film script ? ...continue reading >>

Writing for Teens: Dialogue Inspirations by Alex Wheatle
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When I create a teenage character for a fictional piece of work, my first priority is to give that young person an engaging, entertaining and fresh voice.  I surround my ...continue reading >>

Submissions Call: Inkubator Books
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Submissions deadline: open Based in Dublin, Inkubator Books is a brand new digital publisher specialising in genre fiction – crime, mystery, thrillers. We launch our books exclusively on Amazon through ...continue reading >>

I’ve got an idea for a book . . . what next? by Catherine Ryan...
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The Inspiration Project presents Refreshers Week took place in Dublin on September 29th last. Thirty writers came to the Fitzwilliam Hotel on St. Stephen’s Green for a day of intensive ...continue reading >>

Getting the Idea for Your Novel by Louise Dean
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The idea for your novel doesn’t often come to you whole and complete. If you’re writing historical fiction then it may do, as mine did for This Human Season which is set ...continue reading >>

Are You a Good Character Witness? by Sam Blake
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There is an age old debate about whether great crime is plot or character driven. Plot is essential, but without great characters and conflict between those characters, there is no ...continue reading >>