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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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36. Walking Around

October 13th, 2016

By nature we are innately curious as human beings. Exploration is in our genes. And what better world to explore than our own cities, beckoning us from the doorstep? In literature there seems to be an absence of women 'wandering' the streets as contemplative observers. At the very mention of women wandering the streets did it paint a negative picture in your mind? Why is that?

We discuss this and more in this week's episode. Our discussion stems from a book featured in The Guardian called Flaneuse: Women Walk the City by Lauren Elkin. 

To all the other flaneuses out there!
Enjoy!
Presented by Kate Mulholland, Cathy Clarke and Máire Brophy. This episode was produced by Kate Mulholland.
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35. Fan Fiction and Ghostwriting

September 30th, 2016

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.
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34. Interview with Caitriona Lally

September 15th, 2016

This week I speak to author Caitriona Lally. Her debut novel Eggshells was released in 2015. We talk about a sense of place, comparisons with Joyce and the challenge of writing the second novel.

Presented and produced by Máire Brophy
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33. Intro to Season 2

September 1st, 2016

We're back after the summer for our second year of podcasting. In this episode we finally talk about the writers retreat we had back in May and then get on to the business of the writing update.

Kate talks about a new challenge in a new format as she moves to screenwriting, Cathy tells us about her phoenix edit and Maire has some positive news.

 

Presented by Máire Brophy, Kate Mulholland and Cathy Clarke. Produced by Máire Brophy.
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32. Interview with Catherine Ryan Howard

May 12th, 2016

On this week’s episode we meet with author Catherine Ryan Howard, whose debut fiction novel Distress Signals was released last week. While this is Catherine’s first fiction publication, she is an experienced writer with three self-published non-fiction books under her belt already. She talks us through her writing process, the experience of working with publishing house editors, and the importance of passion for what you are writing.

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

 

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31. Inspired by Roland

May 5th, 2016

HI everyone!

In this episode we get inspired by Roland Evan's conversation and talk about how we want to incorporate his simple but brilliant advice and creative retreats into our own writing process. We also comment on names and their significance, and how some names would just be tough to have going through school.
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