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We’re getting ready for another challenge!

Do you want to be inspired to write daily? To overcome the blocks that are stopping your flow? To understand the techniques you need to make your work sing? Or even get some guidance on what the heck to do next with your first draft?!

Here at Writing.ie, we’re bringing back our super successful Writers Ink Page Turner Challenge (check out the testimonials below!) Run via a private Facebook group, it is aimed at getting you out of your head and writing regularly and consistently, and costs just €37.95 for the full week of challenges and coaching.

Our CHALLENGE STARTS ON Monday 18th April 2022, with the group opening on Friday 15th April 2022 so that you can meet each other and check out our supporting resources – sign up NOW to guarantee your place! You need a Facebook page to get involved, but if you don’t have one, you can set up a private one with no information on it, and delete it at the end of the challenge.

Run by a Number One bestselling author and a journalist and coach, it’s designed to overcome blocks and give you invaluable hints and tips to make your writing flow.

And it really works!

Our last challenge was an outstanding success. It was full of energy, it was busy, it was motivating, inspiring and had our participants delighted with what they achieved with us in one week.

If you’ve struggled to focus during recent changing times, and need to get your writing mojo back, this week is what you need!

Are you always promising to write more, but not delivering? Do you spend all your time thinking about writing, dreaming about writing, doing the odd bit of writing but getting overwhelmed and lost in a haze of can I? Should I? Will I? Questions that leave you going around in circles and getting more and more dejected and NOT WRITING?!

Then do not waste another second!

Sign up for the Writers Ink Page Turner Challenge and start to turn your writing dreams into reality. You only need 30 minutes a day to join in with our exercises, but if you have more time, we have tons of resources – and bestseller Sam Blake and coach Maria McHale are live every evening at 7pm, to discuss the day, give you even more tips and help, and to answer your questions (approx 30 minutes).

Places are limited so click below to grab your place and we’ll email you joining details!

No more stressful, inconsistent efforts, that leave you frustrated – we’re going to make sure your writing becomes ‘effortless’ (in as much as writing ever is!)

This is what will make the difference between you and those writers who just write, no matter what!

Our CHALLENGE STARTS Monday 18th April 2022


Once payment is received, we’ll email you a link to a page that gives you tips for making the most of the challenge and a link to the private Facebook group. You will be admitted to the group at 3pm on Friday 15th April 2022 (Good Friday) – the challenge will start on Monday 18th, the Easter bank holiday Monday, to make it accessible to more writers – get ready! Places are limited so don’t leave yours to chance!

This challenge is hosted by Number One bestselling author Sam Blake ( aka Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, founder of Writing.ie) and journalist and NLP coach Maria McHale.

What happens during the Writers Ink Page Turner Challenge? This five day challenge will give you the building blocks for your story or novel – characters, location, and conflict. There is no right or wrong way to make this work for you, but we prefer you to follow the exercises rather than use your WIP, in order for you to stretch your creative wings.

Each day there will be one daily task, this will take between 10-20 minutes to complete (you can devote as much time as you wish). Paste your piece into the appropriate section and you will see how your fellow writers have approached the same challenge. Read, enjoy and critique the individual pieces alongside Sam Blake who will also be giving on the spot feedback on a broad selection of each day’s entries.

We’re going to be looking at character, setting, story development, dialogue and beginnings. We’re also going to take as serious look at those other writer problems like writers block, imposter syndrome and building good writing habits.

You’ll be given EXCLUSIVE access to our private challenge members only Facebook group, along with everyone else taking part in the challenge – safe to say our last participants found this to be a fabulously motivating and inspiring community. Places are limited so don’t hang around! Click here to grab yours:


Here’s what our last participants had to say…

Every day we will share one action item in the group for you to complete and you can then post your results in the comments for feedback if you wish, and the rest of the group can see how you got on.

Each task can be done in 10-20 minutes and we’ll be on hand answer any questions you have. The best bit is the wonderful energy and community vibe that comes from joining a challenge – it’s infectious! There’s nothing like a reliable and supportive community to turn to when you get stuck – and the challenge always delivers on that.

Who are we?

Bestselling author Sam Blake‘s latest bestseller, Remember My Name hit the No 1 slot in the Irish book charts in January and spent 6 weeks in the top ten! She is also Ireland’s leading literary scout, the founder of Writing.ie, The Inkwell Group and is a board member of the Society of Authors and the Crime Writers Association.

Maria McHale is a journalist and communications consultant and works with clients who want to get noticed and tell their story – from entrepreneurs to emerging authors – she writes regularly for the Irish Times and has written for most of the leading UK newspapers and magazines too.


Together we run the Writers Ink community, recently featured on the RTE Six One News:

For writers of any genre, we connect you with other writers experiencing the same challenges. The group has a monthly subscription and offers peer support and mentoring to members, curated resources will help you improve your writing. Members get accurate industry standard advice and help. A weekly AMA addresses specific concerns on problem areas, and a wide range of expert guests to give you the best advice available. Members can post writing samples to get feedback and encouragement from their peers, and expert advice from Sam Blake/Vanessa. Find the details of our group’s week here. We can tell you more about it at the end of the challenge.

What does it cost? The Writers Ink Page Turner challenge has a one off payment of €37.95.


This five day challenge includes 5 daily tasks with tips sheets and bonus content daily to kickstart your writing and hone your skills. Via exclusive video, through discussion and critique, we’ve got tons of info for you.

We want people doing the challenge to DO the tasks and get the best from the group. It’s easy to sign up for a free challenge and not do the work, you’ll be getting exceptional value and expert help over the challenge week and we want to avoid lurkers!! A payment gateway keeps the trolls out and we’ll be very fast to block if there is any offensive behaviour – this is a safe place to improve and explore your writing goals.

To join, make your payment below and you’ll be taken through to the Facebook group which opens on Friday 15th April 2022 (Good Friday)  – the challenge kicks off on Monday 18th April for 5 days. We can guarantee that you’ll get a full dose of inspiration, support and motivation over the 5 days.

Watch here to find out what it’s all about! See you on the inside!


When we receive payment, we will book your place and will email you the link to a page with tips for getting the most out of the challenge and the link to the private Facebook Group which will open on Friday 15th at 3pm.

We will email everyone the link prior to the event AND on Friday 18th to make sure you all have it 🙂

About the author

Bestselling author Sam Blake’s latest bestseller, Remember My Name hit the No 1 slot in the Irish book charts in January and spent 6 weeks in the top ten! She is also Ireland’s leading literary scout, the founder of Writing.ie, The Inkwell Group and is a board member of the Society of Authors and the Crime Writers Association.

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