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.

39. NaNoWriMo… And they’re off!

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The second episode of our nano podcast series was recorded on day 2 of NaNoWriMo. We meet in a surprisingly jazz filled room (just imagine us in black and white) to check in and see how the current project is going.
We’re off the blocks with our words – yes surry, none of your blank pages for us. And yet, some doubt has crept in. Are we doing the right things for this project? Is this the right project? Is it normal to have early stage jitters? And can I count this intro as part of my word quota for today? We’re hoping it’ll be resolved by next week. Tune in to find out!

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

38. Prepping for NaNoWriMo

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This is the first in our nano series of nano podcasts about NaNoWriMo. Kate and Maire signed up to NaNoWriMo.org and have committed to writing 50,000 words in the 30 days of November… although we feel the actual number of words is negotiable.
In this episode we talk about what we plan to write and the things we are doing to prepare for the burst of productivity that’s going to surge forth from us come the first of November.

Expect weekly podcasts throughout November as we come to terms with the graph!

This episode was presented by Kate Mulholland and Maire Brophy, and produced by Maire Brophy

37. Interview with Kevin Curran

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Author Kevin Curran talk to Irish Writers Podcast this week about his books Beatspoiltation and Citizens. Citizens, published earlier this year, tells a personal story of the 1916 Easter Rising juxtaposed with life in modern day Ireland. We talk about where the idea for Citizens came from, the challenges of writing dual timelines and a sense of place. Kevin also talks through the key events on his path to publication.

Presented and produced by Máire Brophy

36. Walking Around

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By nature we are innately curious as human beings. Exploration is in our genes. And what better world to explore than our own cities, beckoning us from the doorstep? In literature there seems to be an absence of women ‘wandering’ the streets as contemplative observers. At the very mention of women wandering the streets did it paint a negative picture in your mind? Why is that?

We discuss this and more in this week’s episode. Our discussion stems from a book featured in The Guardian called Flaneuse: Women Walk the City by Lauren Elkin.

To all the other flaneuses out there!
Enjoy!
Presented by Kate Mulholland, Cathy Clarke and Máire Brophy. This episode was produced by Kate Mulholland.

35. Fan Fiction and Ghostwriting

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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.