Tag: Ireland

51.News from the Dublin Writers Conference and news of book launch event

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Cathy & Máire chat (with baby Willow) chat about the Dublin Writers Conference. They talk through the experience of the conference and the topics that came up there.

Some relevant links: David Gaughran is a digital marketing guru. And though Máire couldn’t remember the name, it was Amy Collins at New Shelves that gave amazing advice on Amazon profiles. You might also be interest in the Society of Authors, the London Writers Club and the Irish Writers Union.

The Dublin Writers Conference have already set dates for 2019 – so you might want to keep the time free.

We also announce the date and venue for Máire’s Book launch event on 1st August. You can sign up for tickets here

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50. Spotlight on After the World

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With Máire’s fantasy novella After the World being published today, Kate and Máire sit down to a proper chat about it. Máire talks through her influences in writing this book, where the original idea came from, and how other books and authors have shaped her thinking on fantasy storytelling.

Kate reads an exerpt from After the World, and they both plan for the day when they can film Kate acting it out!

You can buy After the World from today. 

 

Presented and produced by Kate Mulholland and Máire Brophy.

 

49. updates, book covers and the Dublin Writers Conference

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Kate and Máire sat down to talk about their latest updates. Kate talks about her new book and Máire talks about the preparation (or lack thereof) in the run up to having a book come out.

Máire talks to Laurence O’Bryan about the Dublin Writers Conference https://thedublinwritersconference.com/ and their event this June. 

Kate and Máire talk fantasy fiction book covers and the recent Terry Goodkind statement about his recent book cover. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/feb/26/terry-goodkind-book-cover-shroud-of-eternity

We’re also collecting our favourite terrible book covers, so send us yours to irishwriterspodcast@gmail.com

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

 

 

 

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.

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

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!