Tag: writer

48. The Second Semi-Annual Writers Retreat

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For the second time we take our podcast out of the urban setting and take inspiration from the rural idyll. In this case the rural idyll was extremely cold, so it wore its hoody indoors the whole time. This is mostly an update of where we’re at. Kate embarks on her new book, Cathy reflects on her process and Máire talks through what it’s like to go through edits with a publisher.

 

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

Music (as usual) by Gavin Mulhall

 

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!

 

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.