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Creative Writing Courses Cork

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Creative Writing Ink is a Cork-based company and offers online creative writing courses, from beginners to advanced, poetry, writing for children, writing for teenagers, radio drama and much more.

To view our courses and dates please visit our online writing courses page here.

 

‘A Fascination with Fabric’ by Eileen Casey

Friday, July 18th, 2014

‘A Fascination with Fabric’ (Arlen House), A Selection of prose from Ireland’s Own by Eileen Casey is now available from Arlen House or directly from the author (details on request).

Ireland’s Own is an iconic publication which is now over 100 years old. Writer Eileen Casey is a regular contributor, publishing memoir, travel, literature and social history articles.

Hugo Hamilton wrote, “Eileen Casey has a rich and evocative style which she delivers with great subtlety.”

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‘A Fascination with Fabric,’ takes its title from a memory inspired by the author’s growing up in a house where her mother was a dressmaker. It covers a broad range of topics: One City, One Book, 2014, the passing of Seamus Heaney, Poets at the Whitehouse, Limerick, Meeting William Trevor, The Bayno (The History of the Iveagh Trust), John Hewitt and the Glens of Antrim to driving De Valera’s car at Ennis Library, being crowned Miss Mod in the ‘70’s in a dancehall in Rathcabbin, Co Offaly, chimney cleaning, travels in the Alps, Kentucky, Forest Bathing on La Gomera, among a host of others. This unique collection is informative, entertaining and diverse . ‘In the Beginning,’ was short-listed for The Fish Memoir Prize, 2014. Other prose awards include Listowel Writers’ Week, Age & Opportunity Letter Writing Awards and An Post Writing Prize. ‘From the Royal School,’ (a memoir poem) first appeared in Glenn Patterson’s Literary Miscellany in The Ulster Tatler.

Eileen Casey, originally from the Midlands, lives in South Dublin. Her collections include poetry (New Island), fiction (Arlen House) and Prose (Arlen House). The recipient of a Hennessy Literary Award (Emerging Fiction), she also received a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Poetry Fellowship. She holds an M.Phil in Creative Writing from The School of English, The Oscar Wilde Centre, Trinity College, Dublin.

Eileen has also published ‘The Jane Austen Sewing Kit’ (A Creative Writing Anthology). Seamus Cashman said, ‘The Jane Austen Sewing Kit’ is a vigorous miscellany embroidered with energy and experience – the author’s life is itself a creative writing workshop which delights and sparkles while entrusting the reader with valuable insights and practical advice.’

Again, if you’d to purchase this anthology from the author, details are available on request.

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Brilliant Flash Fiction

Monday, May 5th, 2014

A new online magazine, Brilliant Flash Fiction is now accepting submissions of short stories of 1,000 words or less.

Send original, unpublished work. No more than two stories quarterly.

For more details on where to send your work, visit their website here.

Viking Direct Prize for May Competition

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

For the May monthly competition, we’re pleased to announce that the prizes are a lovely Moleskin notebook and a Sheaffer VFM Ballpoint and Fountain Pen Gift Set.

Both prizes are courtesy of Viking Direct and you find out more about the Moleskin notebook here and the gift set here.

Best of luck to all writers! We look forward to reading your competition entries.

Book Editor

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Have you written a book?

Would you like an editor to give you feedback on your writing and/or proofread your book?

Check out our book critique services and proofreading services.

Creative Writing Courses, Cork, Ireland

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

We are based in Cork and offer online creative writing courses, from beginners to advanced, poetry, writing for children, writing for teenagers, screenwriting, radio drama and much more.

To view our courses and dates please visit our online writing courses page here.

10% off Proofreading

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Do you need a proofreading or editing service? We are offering 10% off all proofreading and editing services for the month of October.

We offer a range of editorial services for authors, students, corporate and government clients.

For full details, visit our proofreading page here.

August Competition Winner

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Congratulations to Pauline McNamee who is the winner of our Creative Writing Ink August competition for her piece, Your Favourite Blue Dress which you can read here.

Shortlisted: Emily Aherne, Tracy Fahey, Andrew Campbell-Kearsey, Dominic Power, Ruth Simpson, Michelle McCartney and Pat Bennett.

Creative Writing Ink June Competition Winner

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Congratulations to Anne Donnelly who is the winner of our June Creative Writing Ink Competition. You can read the winning entry here.

Sheila Armstrong and Mary McFadden were shortlisted. Thanks again to everyone who entered and you can re-enter the competition, as the July competition doesn’t close until the 31st of this month.

More at https://creativewriting.ie/competitions-and-events/

Proofreading Service

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Do you need a proofreading or editing service?

We offer proofreading and editing services for authors, business owners, corporate and government clients, students and academics among others. To find out more visit https://creativewriting.ie/proofreading/

Creative Writing Ink March Competition Winner

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Congratulations to Vera Sugár, Roehampton, London who is the winner of our Creative Writing Ink March competition for her poem, “Optimism.” You can read the winning entry here. Mark Airlie, Joseph Burke and Emmy Todd were the shortlisted entrants. Thanks to everyone who entered and our April competition is still open.

Creative Writing Ink Competition Winner

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Congratulations to Bill Hodson, York, England who is the winner of our February Creative Writing Ink Monthly Competition for his piece “Getting away from it all.” You can read the winning entry over at https://creativewriting.ie/creative-writing-ink-journal-2/

Creative Writing Ink Competition Winner

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Congratulations to Pauline Murphy who is the winner of our January Creative Writing Ink Monthly Competition and you can read the winning entry over at https://creativewriting.ie/2013/02/14/creative-writing-ink-january-competition-winner/

Winner of Creative Writing Ink December Competition

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Many thanks to everyone who entered our monthly writing competition and congratulations to Anne Goodwin who is the winner of our December competition for her piece, “Reflecting Queenie.”

Our January competition is still open and closes on the last day of the month. Remember, it’s free to enter and the winner will receive a gift voucher worth at least €100. We accept short stories or poetry. Word limit; 3,000 words, any theme. Full details over at https://creativewriting.ie/competitions-and-events/

Creative Writing Ink Competition Winner

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Congratulations to Peter Branson who is the winner of our November Creative Writing Ink Monthly Competition for his poem “Conkers.” Thanks to everyone who entered our competition, the December competition is still open for submissions and will close on the 31st.

Creative Writing Ink October Competition Winner

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Congratulations to Barry Carter, Hull, England who is the winner of our October writing competition for his piece, “Cemetery Rose.” You can read the winning entry over at https://creativewriting.ie/creative-writing-ink-journal-2/

Creative Writing Ink Monthly Competition Winner

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Thanks to everyone who entered our competition and congratulations to Trisha McKinney who is the winner of our September Creative Writing Ink monthly competition. You can read more about our monthly competition over at https://creativewriting.ie/competitions-and-events/ and previous winning entries over at https://creativewriting.ie/creative-writing-ink-journal-2/

Proofreading

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

We offer a range of editorial services, including copywriting, proofreading, editing and writing services for authors, business owners, corporate and government clients, students and academics among others.

Student/Academics

We offer proofreading and editing services for essays, dissertations, theses and journal articles. Rates from €5.00 per 1,000 words. Please contact us at info@creativewriting.ie with a note of your word count and deadline date for a full quote. Rate depends on the editing required and the time frame involved.

Authors

We offer critique, proofreading and editing services for books, short stories, query letters, synopses and book proposals.

Submission Package
If you have written a novel and would like feedback on your first three chapters before you send them off to a publisher, there are two options available;

Package 1;
First Three Chapters, Synopsis and Query Letter Evaluation; with suggestions for improvement and general feedback – €€95

Package 2
First Three Chapters, Synopsis and Query Letter Evaluation and Line Edit; with suggestions for improvement AND line by line editing.
Synopsis, query letter and manuscript up to 20,000 words  €€150
Synopsis, query letter and manuscript between 20,000 and 35,000 words €250

Book Editing Service
Synopsis and up to 20,000 words €150
Synopsis and between 20,000 and 35,000 words €250
Manuscripts between 35,000-70,000 words €400
Manuscripts longer than 70,000 words €5.00 per 1,000 words thereafter

Short Story Editing-
Up to 3,000 words €55
Up to 5,000 words €75
Up to 10,000 €100

Press Release Writing Service

Our press release writing service aims to help you promote your business, service or product and to generate media publicity. A one page (500 word) press release costs €65.00. Please email us at info@creativewriting.ie

– Corporate Clients

We offer writing, editing and proofreading services for reports, memos, press releases, newsletters, marketing materials, manuals, tutorials and training materials, blogs, Facebook/Twitter accounts, websites and other materials. Please email us at info@creativewriting.ie for a quote.

– Personal

We edit and proofread CVs, letters, emails, websites, blogs and other materials. Please contact us for a quote.

Typing Service

€3.00 per typed double-spaced page of A4.
– Copy typing, letters, manuscripts, reports
– CVs
– Theses/Dissertations

Creative Writing Ink Competition Winner – August

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

The winner of our August Creative Writing Ink competition is “The Rainy Day” by Martin Keaveney. You can read Martin’s story over at https://creativewriting.ie/2012/09/11/august-competition-winner/ Our September competition is open until September 30th 2012.

Creative Writing Ink Competition Winners

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Congratulations to Celia Donoghue and Andrew Campbell-Kearsey who are the winners of the Creative Writing Ink short story and poetry competition (July). You can read the winning entries on our Creative Writing Ink Journal.