Should writers write what they know? Clar Ni Chonghaile. Normal time 9-10pm GMT Thurs 18th Oct. #WritersWise @clarnic



Transcript on the Tweet-chat with Clar Ni Chonghaile.


T1: Where do you stand on the advice that writers should only write what they know?

 T2: Do you think there are anything subjects you are not qualified/allowed to write about?

T3: When you are writing about something you don’t know, where do you go/what do you do to research a particular period or event to make sure the context is accurate?

 T4: Does your inspiration tend to come from personal knowledge or curiosity, or a combination of both?

 T5: What would your one-line maxim on writing be?

Closing thoughts.


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Clar’s novel ‘the Reckoning’ launched on 15th October 2018. The Reckoning purchase link here

“I have a story to tell you, Diane. It is my story and your story and the story of a century that remade the world. When we reach the end, you will be the ultimate arbiter of whether it was worth your time. You will also sit in judgment on me.”

In a cottage in Normandy, Lina Rose is writing to the daughter she abandoned as a baby. Now a successful if enigmatic author, she is determined to trace her family’s history through the two world wars that shaped her life.

But Lina can no longer bear to carry her secrets alone, and once the truth is out, can she ever be forgiven?

Clár Ní Chonghaile stuns in her third book for Legend Press weaving a complex narrative covering conflict, secrets, judgement and what it takes to sever family ties.


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