Attend an online book launch for #TheAbandoned with @sharontwriter. 25th Jan 9-10pm. ALL WELCOME. 

Our co-founder Sharon Thompson is hosting the first #Writerswise for 2018 on Jan 25th.

We aim to start a new writing year off with a bang on the launch date of Sharon’s debut novel “The Abandoned”.

Amazon 🇬🇧

Amazon 🇺🇲 is all about our co-founder and here’s the cover for her book published by Bloodhound Books UK on 25th Jan.

“The Abandoned.”

What makes a woman decide to walk down a dark path? Can Peggy ever get back on the straight and narrow? Or will she have to pay for her crimes?

Set against the backdrop of Ireland in the 1950’s The Abandoned tells the story of one woman’s fight for survival.

Pre-order for kindle and print copies is available from 11th January. Links to follow shortly. Book launches will be happening locally and online during #Writerswise.

Topic “Attend an online book launch!” 


Introductions. Say hi and what you like to write and sip some virtual wine. 😉

T1. Do you attend book launches?

T2 Are book launches necessary? Reason for answers.

T3 What do you enjoy/not enjoy about book launches?

T4 How is this online launch going for you? What are the advantages of online book launches?

T5 Are there any other book events you’d like to promote now? Please share.

Closing thoughts ( + obligatory links to purchase Sharon’s book while also tweeting about local book signings etc.)

Sincere thanks in advance for celebrating Sharon’s debut novel launch with us on #Writerswise.

We wish every success to “The Abandoned” and hope you can all join us on 25th Jan 9-10pm. Thank you.

Please spread the word and we are always looking for guest hosts. It’s easy to do a slot and we help you for free with all you need to promote yourself and your writing on our chats. Get in touch. 


14th Dec 9-10pm GMT SELF-PUBLISHING and BEYOND with Kate Dowling/@waveatthetrain

 Transcript of entire tweet chat on Self-publishing-and-beyond with Kate Downing. 

Info about our guest-host. 

The University Letters is Kate Dowling’s self-published book. 
Kate hopes that our friendly chat will be supportive of those who are thinking through self-publishing and that writers will ask any question they like from someone in the same boat. 

Her own book The University Letters is available now on Amazon. Click on the blue link. 

Her topic is Self- publishing and Beyond

Questions are;

T1) Why might you choose to self-publish?

T2) What are the benefits of self-publishing?

T3) What are the pitfalls of self-publishing?

T4) How might you move beyond publishing by yourself?

T5) How do you motivate yourself to keep writing and querying?

CT)Closing thoughts. 

We may tune in to have an informal gathering nearer Xmas but the next official #Writerswise is 25th January which is the release day of our co-founder Sharon Thompson’s debut novel “The Abandoned”. One not to miss! 

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

Here is the transcript of the chat –

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.