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Climate Fiction, ‘Hot’ New Genre

September 14th, 2017

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.

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45. Writing your author bio… in space

August 8th, 2017

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This week Máire raises the issue of making your author page and how to write a good bio for early stage authors. You can see Cathy's author page at cathycclarke.com and Máire's at mairebrophy.com, Kate plans to do hers in space. We're talking websites, bios and author pictures, and talking about yourself in the third person... I mean herself... themselves.

 

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

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44. Dungeons and Dragons and Advice

July 13th, 2017

This week Máire talks about the opportunities for writers in the D&D world - that's the Role Playing Game Dungeons and Dragons - looking at the model of the DM's Guild for selling player written games using the D&D rules. Cathy brings up a thorny issue, how do writers find ways of getting good advice and specific insight into improving their writing. We discuss the role of classes, editors, mentors, publishers and..eh... masterchef. We talk about the art and craft of it all, and give a sneak peek into an alternate world where we do a podcast while running.

Presented by Kate Mulholland, Cathy Clarke and Maire Brophy. This episode was produced by Máire Brophy

 

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43. Interview with Sinead Hamill

June 22nd, 2017

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 

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42. It’s been too long

June 3rd, 2017

We've been apart for awhile so now we have a lot to say. In this episode Kate tells us about finishing her epic book, Cathy talks about her latest editing and writing group activities and Máire brings us some significant news. We also talk about the difficulty in switching between writing novels and screenplays, and what we should do with advice and opinions on our writing.

 

Episode presented by Cathy Clarke, Kate Mulholland and Máire Brophy, produced by Máire Brophy. Music by Gavin Mulhall.

 

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41. NaNoWriMo past the half way point

November 25th, 2016

Two roads diverged in a wood. Kate was on the one that was going somewhere, Maire was not!

We're passed the half way point in this recording for NaNoWriMo, and we're quite far apart from each other. Kate is ploughing ahead and Maire realises she has been intensely writing very boring things. 

 

Presented by Kate Mulholland and Maire Brophy. Produced by Maire Brophy. 

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40. NaNoWriMo Day 7

November 8th, 2016

It's one week into NaNoWriMo, and we discuss where we're at. Kate is getting into it working out her treatment, and Maire has faltered and changed tracks, and not sure if she'll change tracks again.

We are still writing, and yet nowhere near the pesky graph!

Presented by Kate Mulholland and Maire Brophy. Produced by Maire Brophy
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39. NaNoWriMo… And they’re off!

November 2nd, 2016

The second episode of our nano podcast series was recorded on day 2 of NaNoWriMo. We meet in a surprisingly jazz filled room (just imagine us in black and white) to check in and see how the current project is going.

We're off the blocks with our words - yes surry, none of your blank pages for us. And yet, some doubt has crept in. Are we doing the right things for this project? Is this the right project? Is it normal to have early stage jitters? And can I count this intro as part of my word quota for today? We're hoping it'll be resolved by next week. Tune in to find out!

Presented by Kate Mulholland and Máire Brophy. Produced by Máire Brophy
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38. Prepping for NaNoWriMo

October 30th, 2016

This is the first in our nano series of nano podcasts about NaNoWriMo. Kate and Maire signed up to NaNoWriMo.org and have committed to writing 50,000 words in the 30 days of November... although we feel the actual number of words is negotiable.

In this episode we talk about what we plan to write and the things we are doing to prepare for the burst of productivity that's going to surge forth from us come the first of November.

 

Expect weekly podcasts throughout November as we come to terms with the graph!

 

This episode was presented by Kate Mulholland and Maire Brophy, and produced by Maire Brophy
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37. Interview with Kevin Curran

October 27th, 2016

Author Kevin Curran talk to Irish Writers Podcast this week about his books Beatspoiltation and Citizens. Citizens, published earlier this year, tells a personal story of the 1916 Easter Rising juxtaposed with life in modern day Ireland. We talk about where the idea for Citizens came from, the challenges of writing dual timelines and a sense of place. Kevin also talks through the key events on his path to publication.

Presented and produced by Máire Brophy
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