Episode 43 – Interview with Sinead Hamill

This week we have author Sinead Hamill, author of ‘Scumbags and Handbags’, ‘Smiling Vendetta’ and the soon to be published ‘Dippers’. Sinead talks about her decision to self-publish, where her inspiration comes from and the drive she has to write (and of course have the craic). We talk life, death and ditties!

Sinead’s book Dippers is available now.

 

This episode was presented and produced by Máire Brophy 

Episode 42 – It’s been too long

We’ve been apart for awhile so now we have a lot to say. In this episode Kate tells us about finishing her epic book, Cathy talks about her latest editing and writing group activities and Máire brings us some significant news. We also talk about the difficulty in switching between writing novels and screenplays, and what we should do with advice and opinions on our writing.

 

Episode presented by Cathy Clarke, Kate Mulholland and Máire Brophy, produced by Máire Brophy. Music by Gavin Mulhall.

 

Call for interviewees 2017

We’re on hiatus at the moment, but we’ll be returning soon and we’re looking for interesting writers to interview for the podcast in 2017. So far we’ve had some great interviewees: Oran Doyle, Roland Evans, Catherine Ryan Howard, Caitriona Lally and Kevin Curran, and they’ve given us great insight and interesting things to think about when exploring our own work, as well as interesting things to read!

If you’d like to come on the podcast and talk about your experience as a writer or author please email us irishwriterspodcast@gmail.com. We’re happy to talk to writers from anywhere, but as we’re a chatty podcast we like to be in the same room – so if you’re based in Dublin or just passing through we’d love to talk to you!

 

Episode 41: NaNoWriMo past the half way point

Two roads diverged in a wood. Kate was on the one that was going somewhere, Maire was not!

We’re passed the half way point in this recording for NaNoWriMo, and we’re quite far apart from each other. Kate is ploughing ahead and Maire realises she has been intensely writing very boring things. 

 

Presented by Kate Mulholland and Maire Brophy. Produced by Maire Brophy. 

Fan Fiction and Ghostwriting

In this episode Cathy brings up the topic of fan fiction. Are we fans of fan fiction?

There are some authors who have gone beyond influence to actually imitating well-known authors. We discuss the tension of finding your own voice while being influenced by the masters. 
We also put some what if questions out there about ghostwriting, and see who are the takers and who are not! 


Presented by Máire Brophy, Kate Mulholland and Cathy Clarke. Produced by Kate Mulholland.