Useful Sites

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 Tomás O'Carthaigh. Tomás is a member of writing4all and alerted us to his own personal web site presenting his poetry. Tomás 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.

  • Explore Writing

    Good list of articles about several different writing genres. Particularly useful Poetry section.

  • Writer's Digest

    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.

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