How do I know what I think until I see what I say?
Below we list sites of use to writers and readers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and drama.
Pursued by a Bear
Irish times arts and culture blog, by Fiona McCann. Relatively new as the blog has only been going since October 2008 but its worth checking out. It won the Best Arts and Culture Blog, at the 2009 Blog Awards back in February.
Writings in Rhyme
Poetry from TomÃ¡s O'Carthaigh. TomÃ¡s is a member of writing4all and alerted us to his own personal web site presenting his poetry. TomÃ¡s has been published online and in local press, and has self-published two books with another in the pipeline.
Write On Irish Girls
The website provides a database of Irish women writers. Writing tips can also be found here, a book blog and a forum completely devoted to the ladies.
Daily Writing Tips
Ever felt like Microsoft stole your grammar skills? Daily Writing Tips is a blog providing simple yet effective tips to improve your grammar and writing. The site also runs competitions and provides book reviews.
Creative Writing: Teaching, Theory and Practice
A new and developing online journal and resource site for teachers of Creative Writing and those who are in the process of training to become teachers of Creative Writing. Run by Dr Nigel McLoughlin, Reader in Creative Writing,University of Gloucestershire,this project aims to develop a peer reviewed international online journal dedicated to the theory and practice of teaching creative writing. It will also develop resources which may be accessed online or through other organisations.
Over the Edge
Over The Edge is a professional literary organisation based in Galway, Ireland and organise the highly successful Over The Edge: Open Reading series in Galway City Library as well as the popular literary Friday evenings at Sheridan's Wine Bar. They also facilitate a wide range of creative writing workshops, both poetry and fiction. Over The Edge works closely with Galway Arts Centre and the Galway-based North Beach Poetry Nights.
Good list of articles about several different writing genres. Particularly useful Poetry section.
Great collection of articles and tips to help you develop your writing and keep up to date with the writing world.
Creative Writing Prompts
Stuck for inspiration? This simple list of writing prompts may get the creative juices flowing again!
Irish Writers' Centre
The Irish Writers' Centre runs regular workshops for creative writing and hosts many readings throughout the year. Their well organised site is an essential resource for all Irish writers.
Featured sites that we select.
The Book View Cafe is "a cooperative site created by a group of writers who want to take advantage of the internetâ€™s possibilities for reaching a wider audience and to distribute their work directly to their readers."
Ralan's Webstravaganza is the indispensable place to research markets to submit your work to, covering all the speculative fiction genres.
Be they magazines, e-zines, anthologies or publishers of novels, if they are in the genres of science fiction, fantasy or horror, then Ralan's Webstravaganze will list them, and include valuable detail on word limits, pay rates, reputability and more.
AboutSF are very serious when they talk about "saving the world through science fiction".
The site is a resource center for speculative literature, science fiction, and education. "AboutSF is dedicated to helping educators, researchers, and fans learn more about speculative literature, and to coordinating volunteer efforts throughout the speculative fiction field. AboutSF is a joint project of the University of Kansas, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and the Science Fiction Research Association, with generous support from Tor Books, The Heinlein Prize Trust, and several individual donors."