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About wordfoolery

Grace Tierney is a writer and mother living in rural Ireland. Specialising in a humourous slant thanks to years of reading Wodehouse, Dickens, Pratchett, Brookmyre, and chick-lit galore, her fiction and non-fiction writing has been published internationally and locally in everything from the local paper to anthologies, online media, coffee tins, and glossy magazines in several different countries. She has published three books for writers; “Positive Thoughts for Writers”, “The Writing Contest Expert's Guide to Fiction Contests”, and “The Writing Contest Expert’s Guide to Nonfiction Contests” based on her long-running contest column for Writer Online (available at www.lulu.com/gracetierney). Grace is currently writing her second chick-lit novel. For more information about Grace’s work see www.gracetierney.com.

Useful Editing Links

Hi, Two places I’ve found really useful in improving my writing (a.k.a. editing) are; 1. Writing Excuses – weekly 15 minute long panel-style podcast. You can listen to the back-issues too. Yes, they focus on sci-fi and fantasy but I … Continue reading

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Nano 2013 is over – now what?

Hello Wrimos, NaNoWriMo 2013 is over for another year and there was much talk at the TGIO (thank goodness it’s over) party for our region about what steps we might take next with our writing. There was great enthusiasm for … Continue reading

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How to use the Createspace Free Copies of your Novel Code

Hi, If you “won” NaNoWriMo 2012 by passing the 50,000 word mark in just one month, congratulations! Do you know you can pick up a discount code to use at Createspace to print 1-5 copies of your novel (or other … Continue reading

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Writers’ Retreat in Dublin Mountains

Hi, There’s new writing retreat centre called Carousel Creates in the Dublin mountains (residential or non) and they’re offering a free place on their next session as a prize for a writing contest. Have a look. Grace

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NaNo 2012 is Over – now what?

Congratulations Writers, If you wrote even one page of fiction this month, you’ve taken a step in the right direction. Writing takes time and this month you’ve made time for it. What have you learnt about your writing this month? … Continue reading

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How to Backup your Novel

One of our wrimos last year mentioned Dropbox as a great way to ensure you don’t lose your novel halfway through Nanowrimo and I’ve finally had a chance to check it out. So what is it? It’s an on-the-internet storage … Continue reading

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If you won Nano2011 and want to use the Createspace Offer – here’s how

I have just finished this process and took detailed notes to post here. Note – this offer is only available to writers who won NaNoWriMo 2011. If you’re not sure if you want to do this, I strongly suggest you … Continue reading

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