Creative Writing, Professional Writing, Journalism

25 Ways to Boost Your Writing SkillsBy Saga Briggs. Some say good writing can’t be taught. We beg to differ. Here are 25 surefire ways to boost your skills and become a master of communication. Visit website … 29 Apps That Teach Creative WritingBy Saga Briggs. Teaching creative writing means putting ideas first … resisting the urge to correct the writing and focusing instead on the development of the writer. And though it may seem counter-intuitive, doing so often requires questioning, ignoring, or even breaking the rules. Visit website … Australian College of JournalismCourses cover creative writing, script writing, and non-fiction writing, and specialist courses in writing fantasy, romance and writing for children. Visit website … Open CollegesWriting and Communication courses from Australia’s leading online educator. Visit website … Writing for PublishingInitiative aimed at helping prospective authors and writers to develop their writing skills with a view to getting published; even earning a living from writing. Visit website …

Editorial and Design Resources

Documents and ManuscriptsThe Online Office Assistant that offers professional editorial and design services including print and publishing solutions, marketing and campaign management using both traditional and online channels. Cloud computing specialists. Visit website … Grammar BookFree online resource of English usage rules. Visit website … Grammar CheckProof-reading website offering free and paid services, with tips and advice about grammar, language usage across various aspects of creative writing, copywriting, journalism, blogging, etc. Visit website … Open Clip ArtCollaborative community that creates, shares and remixes clipart. All clipart is released to the public domain and may be used in any project for free with no restrictions. Visit website … Wikimedia CommonsA media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone, in their own language. Visit website … Wise Old SayingsWords to live by. Collections of wise quotes, proverbs and sayings gathered from all over the world. Other writer resources include an Ultimate Grammar Resource GuideVisit website …

Grants and Bursaries

Arts & Business Northern Ireland
Helping business and the arts work together in truly mutual partnerships. Visit website … Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

The national development agency for the arts in Ireland. Visit website …

 Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. Visit website …

 Business to ArtsBrokers, enables and supports creative partnerships between business, individuals and the arts. Visit website … Fund ItAn Ireland-wide initiative that provides a platform for people with great ideas to attract funding from friends, fans and followers across the world. Visit website … The Ireland Chair of PoetryTrust set up following award of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Seamus Heaney, in 1998. Visit website …

Libraries

Library.ieNews from Irish libraries. Contains comprehensive listings of Irish libraries (public, academic, school, government, health, special) among other contact details and resources. Visit website … Libraries NIFirst point of call for information about Public Libraries in Northern Ireland. Visit website … The Library Association of Ireland/Cumann Leabharlann na hÉireannRepresenting libraries and librarians in Ireland. Visit website … Linen Hall LibraryThe oldest library in Belfast and the last subscribing library in Ireland. Visit website … Marsh’s LibraryThe earliest public library in Ireland, built in 1701, with contemporary religious and scientific collections. Online catalogue. Visit website …