47. Everybody Loves Samwise Gamgee

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This week join us around the table as we talk about the challenge of writing moral characters.No one seems to like the goody-goody who always does the right thing and everything in life seems to work out for him. So how do you write a likable moral character? Is it possible?  The verdict seems to be split on this one!

Hope you enjoy!

Presented by Kate Mulholland, Cathy Clarke and Máire Brophy. This episode was produced by Kate Mulholland.

46. Climate Fiction, ‘Hot’ New Genre

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This week we consider the emerging sub-genre of speculative fiction, Climate Fiction. This genre explores how characters feel and react to their changed world. We speculate about authors and films we’ve read and watched to see if they qualify as Climate Fiction. Be warned. Sharks are discussed in this episode! 

Enjoy!

Presented by Kate Mulholland, Cathy Clarke and Máire Brophy. This episode was produced by Kate Mulholland.

45. Writing your author bio… in space

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This week Máire raises the issue of making your author page and how to write a good bio for early stage authors. You can see Cathy’s author page at cathycclarke.com and Máire’s at mairebrophy.com, Kate plans to do hers in space. We’re talking websites, bios and author pictures, and talking about yourself in the third person… I mean herself… themselves.

 

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

44. Dungeons and Dragons and Advice

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This week Máire talks about the opportunities for writers in the D&D world – that’s the Role Playing Game Dungeons and Dragons – looking at the model of the DM’s Guild for selling player written games using the D&D rules. Cathy brings up a thorny issue, how do writers find ways of getting good advice and specific insight into improving their writing. We discuss the role of classes, editors, mentors, publishers and..eh… masterchef. We talk about the art and craft of it all, and give a sneak peek into an alternate world where we do a podcast while running.

Presented by Kate Mulholland, Cathy Clarke and Maire Brophy. This episode was produced by Máire Brophy

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

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!