Scéim na gCoimisiún recipients announced: New books in the works 5 July 2017 – Posted in: Authors, News

Results of the application process for Scéim na gCoimisiún have been made available by Foras na Gaeilge. Scéim na gCoimisiún distributes commissions for literary works in Irish in order to ensure a satisfactory provision of content in many different reading genres. Seven of our authors have succeeded in receiving commissions for a range of books, from historical fiction to books for teen readers. We wish the authors the best of luck as they start the…

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Alex Hijmans – story and setting, on Tuairisc.ie 4 March 2017 – Posted in: Authors, Writing

Alex Hijmans (author of Favela, Aiséirí and more recently An tearmann) has written a piece for Tuairisc.ie about settings in stories, and their importance in creative writing. He also speaks about the imagined setting for his most recent novel, and how he came about constructing it as he wrote. Ach an oiread le duine a mbeadh teach á thógáil aige, mar sin, ní mór don scríbhneoir a bheith cúramach agus suíomh á roghnú aige. Ar ndóigh,…

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Colm Ó Ceallacháin ar Tuairisc.ie – Posted in: Authors, Writing

Tá píosa scríofa ag údair linne, Colm Ó Ceallacháin ar Tuairisc.ie faoin scríbhneoireacht. Seo blaiseadh beag de: Scríobhaim go páirtaimseartha, is é sin, scríobhaim nuair is féidir liom. Glacaim leis gur cacamas a bheidh sa chéad dréacht (is sa dréacht deiridh freisin, b’fhéidir), rud a shaorann mé le scríobh gan srian. Má ritheann an t-ádh liom beidh rud éigin – téama, coibhneas, líne comhrá fiú – le tarrtháil ón bpraiseach seo, rud éigin gur féidir…

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Orna Ní Choileáin guest-blog on writing.ie 2 March 2017 – Posted in: Authors, Writing

Orna Ní Choileáin has recently put together a guest-blog for writing.ie, in which she speaks about the writing process and the difficulties involved in writing for young readers. Writing inspiration I realised that there was a lack of books in the genre of fantasy in Irish, and I wanted to fill that gap. Having decided I would be writing a vampire story,  I wanted it to be different from what was already available. There were many books at the…

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Tricks of the trade with Áine Ní Ghlinn 7 November 2016 – Posted in: Authors, Interview, Writing

Comhrá le hÁine Ní Ghlinn faoina modh scríbhneoireachta tar éis di Gradam Réics Carló a ghnóthú don dara uair as a chéile. Céard a mholfá don léitheoir gur mhaith léi bheith ina húdar? Mholfainn dó nó di a bheith ag léamh. Gach sórt scéil, gach sórt leabhair. Bí ag léamh agus ag léamh agus ag léamh. Chomh maith leis sin, mholfainn do dhuine ar bith atá ag iarraidh a bheith ina údar fáilte a chur…

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