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Vanessa O’Loughlin at Inkwell has recently developed the national writing resources website with support from the Arts Council. A free online magazine packed full of information for writers of all genres, is updated weekly with interviews and tips articles – all aimed at inspiring and assisting new writers.

Vanessa is PRO and Newsletter editor for Irish PEN and is represented by Curtis Brown, London. In 2007 she contributed to the best selling anthology Mums the Word, and in 2010 edited and compiled The Big Book of Hope, an eclectic collection of fiction and nonfiction from over 40 of Ireland’s best selling authors, media personalities, politicians and business gurus. A revised and updated edition will soon be available in eBook format.

Vanessa writes crime under the pen name Sam Blake and has her own website

Vanessa is a regular presenter at literary festivals around the country including The Dublin Book Festival , Waterford Writers Festival, The Dalkey Book Festival, Boyne Writers Festival and the Mountains to Sea Festival giving her own comprehensive and inspirational Getting Published workshop. Through this workshop Vanessa has been able to provide invaluable advice to new authors, and has placed several writers with agents.

If you’d like Vanessa to speak to your writing group, organisation, event or festival, you can contact her using the contact form.

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