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!

 

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