Catherine Tinley @catherinetinley and The Unlaced bookclub chat with us on 23rd Nov. 9-10pm GMT

20507544_1490382174355434_6255312720535526421_oCatherine Tinley writes witty, heartwarming Regency romance stories.

Her debut novel, Waltzing with the Earl, is out now! Published in 2017 by Harlequin Mills & Boon. #HarlequinHistorical

Find info on Catherine on

Here are a few buy links:

Amazon UK paperback

Amazon UK kindle paperback

Harlequin site (including e-book)

Barnes & Noble


The UnlacedBookClub will also be co-host. Check out this link for info about them.

Topic and Questions. 

1) Why is romantic fiction so popular?

2) Does having to deliver a HEA limit your creativity?

3) How do you write sex scenes?

4) How did you get a contract with Harlequin Mills & Boon?

5) Does being limited to historical fiction make it even more challenging to find inspiration?

Closing thoughts

Hope you all are ready to get back to #WritersWise on the 23rd Nov. 9-10pm.


12th Oct @Lizzienugent yes – LIZ NUGENT!

One of our all time favourite writers Liz Nugent is our guest host on 12th Oct. We are talking “Writers supporting writers” at 9-10 pm GMT under #WritersWise.

Click on for all her details.
Questions for our chat. 9-10 pm

T1 How can writers support each other?

T2 Any supportive websites or services people found particularly supportive?

T3 Why should we support each other? How can readers support writers?

T4 What are the most supportive things other writers did for you?

CT. Closing thoughts.

We will probably cover lots more if the usual #WritersWise is anything to go by.


21st Sept with @ladynicci 

Using social media to network and build your author platform. 

Transcript of chat – Nicola Cassidy’s chat on Using-social-media

Questions are below but join our chat on the 21st and post your own too, around the topics (Ts).

T1. As an author or budding writer what is your favourite social media platform?

T2. Are you in any Facebook groups that you find useful as a writer?

T3. How do you balance social media use with writing? Do you ever switch off or are you always on?

T4. Any suggested hashtags when searching for writing material / engagement?

T5. What are you most afraid of when using social media as an author? The time? The etiquette? Being salesy?!

CT – Closing thoughts.

Nicola Cassidy is a writer and blogger from Co Louth and publishes her debut historical fiction novel December Girl on 26 October with Bombshell Books.

Please note –

Next #Writerswise chat is on the 12th Oct with LIZ NUGENT!!!! Yes. THE LIZ Nugent @lizzienugent 😀😍

Hazel Gaynor 7th September 9-10pm. “Fact or fiction – writing inspired by real events.”

Hazel Gaynor ‘s website will tell you all about her successful writing career and give you links to her gorgeous books.
Her latest book is ‘The Cottingley Secret’. You can order here or from her website above.

Learn what inspired this book and how she wrote it and lots more, on our tweet chat on the 7th Sept. Thank you to Hazel for being a #WritersWise guest-host for the second time and for being a regular contributor to our tweet-chats.

Hazel’s topic will be “Fact or fiction – writing inspired by real events.” 

T1. Inspiration. Where do you find your historical inspiration?

T2 Research. How and where do you research?

T3 How much is fact, and how much is fiction?

T4 What are your top tips for writing historical fiction?

T5 Productivity? How do you get the words down? 10-15 mins at end if possible. 

Hazel Gaynor’s website.

Children’s fiction and writing classes covered on 17th August 9-10 pm with @sarahwebbishere 

Meet Sarah Webb – (topic questions below)

Sarah Webb writes for both children and adults. Her Ask Amy Green series has been shortlisted for the Queen of Teen Awards in the UK and the Irish Book Awards. The third book in her latest series for children, The Songbird Cafe Girls: Aurora and the Popcorn Dolphin (age 8+), has recently been published and A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood (with Steve McCarthy) will be published in September. 

After working for many years as a children’s bookseller, Sarah now combines writing with visiting schools and libraries, reviewing, reading at festivals, and teaching creative writing in the Irish Writers’ Centre. She is also the Children’s Literary Advisor to Listowel Writers’ Week. In 2015 she won the Children’s Books Ireland Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Books.

She was the Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown Writer in Residence 2016/2017.  In September she launches Story Crew: Write, Draw, Create providing writing clubs and creative classes for children (and the young at heart). 

Her website is and you can find her on Facebook or Twitter @sarahwebbishere or Instagram

Chat questions;

T1/ Do picturebooks have to rhyme?

T2/ How long should a picturebook be? MG? YA?

T3/ What are children’s publishers looking for at the moment?

T4/ I want to write for children but I don’t know where to start – any tips?

T5/ Where can I find a good writing for children course?

CT – Closing thoughts.

The next #Writerswise is on 22nd Sept with @ladynicci Nicola Cassidy.

Publishing Dreams – Tips and services around Self-publishing. On #WritersWise 27th July 9-10pm 

Look at our interview with Orla Kelly.

Transcript of tweets on Orla’s chat.
Topics for tweetchat on 27th July.

T1. What are the most common mistakes authors looking to publish make.

T2. What questions authors need to think about before self-publishing and what to ask your publisher.

T3. What happens after you publish and what authors need to know. Why its not enough to just be an author.

T4. How to best set up and use your book to promote your business, product or service.

Closing thoughts.

And…  of course have your own questions at the ready for Orla and our #Writerswise folk.  

Orla Kelly Publishing was set up 3 years ago to give authors the best quality self publishing service.

Having started as an author a few years ago, I understood the challenges faced by other authors and wanted to use my expertise to help them fulfil their dream of being published.

I publish on Amazon, Smashwords and Ingramspark and take care of everything from account creation, formatting, design including ebook and print book design, keyword research/ meta data and uploading of the book files and all relevant supplementary data.

I work in the fiction and non-fiction genres and now specialize in publishing for business clients so they can use their book to promote their business, product or services. I offer a full range of digital and print services for all clients.

Contact Orla here 

Good news for #WritersWise co-founder.

Sharon Thompson co-founder of our tweet-chat has secured a regular Sunday writing slot with Donegal Woman website and Donegal Woman’s Facebook page. 


On Sundays, Sharon’s snappy pieces will be posted for you to read while you sip your morning coffee.

They will reflect Sharon’s sense of fun. Her own Facebook page is called Sharon Thompson. Writing Fun. and the aim of the column is to make people smile and giggle.

As a forty-something year old woman, living in rural Donegal, Sharon’s take on topics should interest many woman. Her first piece highlights the stresses of A Wee Donegal Weddin’, and other topics like on-line shopping, yoga classes and a love of George Clooney 😉 will pop up over the coming weeks.

Loving life on-line, Sharon hopes you’ll join her on twitter @sharontwriter   or Facebook. You might also check-out Sunday mornings with Donegal Woman and Donegal Woman Facebook

Although Sharon mostly writes crime fiction, her manuscript Arthur is a humorous take on a sixty-eight year old widower looking for love and life again. Arthur and her other two manuscripts (Peggy and Devina) are being submitted to publishers by her agent Tracy Brennan.

So please follow Sharon and her Sunday Summer reads at Woman’s Words  on Donegal Woman.