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The Inkwell Group was founded by Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin in 2006 as Inkwell Writers Workshops. In answer to the needs of writers, what began as a single season of workshops has grown to a fully formed publishing consultancy bringing some of the top names in Irish publishing into one place, helping writers at every level. Click here to see the authors we have placed with agents and publishers, and those we have helped along the way.

Inkwell was born from Vanessa’s appreciation of how influential published authors can be on new writers, and the guidance and inspiration they can offer through consultation and face to face support. Whether kick-starting your own creativity or helping you polish your manuscript, our aim is to take you a step closer to your goal.

Now Inkwell assists hundreds of new writers each year to take the next step on their journey – and assists many through to publication.

In 2011 Vanessa launched the Irish national online writing resources magazine to give Irish authors a global platform and provide essential tips, advice and information, helping new writers improve their work.

Inkwell works with writers at all levels of their career, from just starting out to full-time authors – whatever stage you are at, we can help make your book better.

Vanessa writes crime as bestselling author Sam Blake and is the founder of the Murder One International Crime Writing Festival. She is a board member of the Society of Authors, and a past the Chair of Irish PEN  

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