Ireland is famously proud of the number of high profile writers it produces. But given the ease with which a web resource can be set up, there is a shortage of professional-level sites offering down-to-earth, practical information for people in Ireland who hope to write for a living. I helped to develop one aimed at people who want to write for children (though it’d be useful to any writer), in the form of cb info, on CBI’s website.
Now there’s a new one, founded by Vanessa O’Loughlin, who runs the highly successful Inkwell Writing Workshops. It’s called writing.ie, and even though it’s only starting out, it already contains a large amount of useful info for beginners and experienced writers. Vanessa has drawn together a whole host of successful, professional authors to create a real hub of information, with contributions from people like Roddy Doyle, Sarah Webb, Martina Devlin, Claire Hennessy and Joseph O’Connor. If you’re into writing, or even if you’d like to be, or if you run courses you want to promote, or if you’re an established writer who wants to contribute, or if you’re just curious, you should check it out.