#WritersWise tweet-chat is on Oct 10th 9-10pm BST. All welcome to tweet for the hour.
Topic: Where to find writing groups on social media?
Introductions for 5 mins or so. Questions will then be put up at spaced out timed intervals by @drlfarrell on #WritersWise and everyone can answer the following using the hashtag #WritersWise each time please.
T1. When a writer is new to social media – have we got positive tips for them?
T2. Why is a social media presence important to writers?
T3 What are the pitfalls we’ve found with using social media?
T4 What online writers’ groups have you found beneficial and why?
T5 Can you follow and RT a pinned tweet from one other #WritersWise participant please. Thank you. Connect with @Bredajoy now too. 🙂
Our guest-host is;
Breda Joy is a native of Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. She is the author of a novel, Eat the Moon (Poolbeg Press, 2018) and three books of non-fiction, Brian Crowley: Against the Odds, A Biography (Brandon Press, 1996); Hidden Kerry, The Keys to the Kingdom (Mercier Press, 2014), and The Wit & Wisdom of Kerry (Mercier Press, 2015).
She was a finalist in the 2016 GreenBean Novel Fair at the Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin. She has been short listed for the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition (2011); long listed for the RTE Guide Penguin Ireland Short Story (2012); a winner in the inaugural, Trócaire/Poetry Ireland Award (2012), and a winner in the Kerry County County Council One Act Play Competition (2005).
A graduate of the M. Phil. in Creative Writing Programme (2010/2011) at Trinity College Dublin, she has had poetry published in literary journals including The Stony Thursday Book, Icarus and the Cork Literary Review.
A winner in the ESB National Media Awards (1997), she has worked as a regional journalist with Kerry’s Eye and The Kerryman newspapers in her native Killarney, as well as with the Leader Group in Melbourne. She is a regular contributor to Radio Kerry and features on RTE Radio and television.
Social Media Links: https://www.facebook.com/breda.joy.1; https://www.facebook.com/Hidden-Kerry-The-Keys-to-the-Kingdom-by-writer-Breda-Joy-676522885786840/; https://twitter.com/writerbredajoy/status/672195062013558784
Her book is EAT THE MOON
‘A blend of family, community and love of a horse paints a picture of an Ireland that could only be created by someone who knows her people’ Alice Taylor
Man was about to step on the moon, the Beatles were on the rooftops, and the first Concord was on the runway – in 1969, the whole world was changing, and fast.
Rural Ireland was changing too. But as this gripping new novel, Eat the Moon, shows, every field and every cow still had a name, and parents and children, families and communities were still inextricably bound together – through even the most testing traumas.
The heart-stopping drama revolves around a traumatic event involving
Kieran O’Mahony, a rising Cork hurling star, with the world at his feet and one spirited local girl in his heart. The event threatens to tear the family asunder.
The story opens in the kitchen of his family farm as Neil Armstrong prepares to set foot on the moon. Like the Apollo astronauts, Kieran and his family begin a voyage away from the familiar.
Their journey back from the dark side of the moon involves one exceptional moon-silver horse, the bonds of family, the wisdom of age and the passionate loyalty of youth.
Purchase EAT THE MOON here