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Kate Nic Dhomhnaill

10 Authors Who Really Get Twitter

By | BOOKLAB

Twitter can be an intimidating place. Anyone can set up an account and retweet interesting Tweets and share articles, but who among us is actually creating original and inspiring content? We found 10 writers who are nailing Twitter at the moment.

Their secret? These writers mix up their posts: there’s original content and retweeting, philosophical meanderings, inspirational words, following a cause, shouting out to their mates (promoting) and themselves (self-promotion), photos and videos. But most importantly perhaps, they remain engaged and post regularly.

Perfect Twitter principles for any aspiring author – here’s the lineup of our dream Twitter Author Team. Follow, read and learn: Read More

Visual Verse March Edition is here!

By | WHAT WE'VE DONE

Volume 2, Chapter 5 of Visual Verse is now open for submissions at www.visualverse.org.

This month’s visual prompt is from British artist Dominic Goodman. Goodman is a fine art graduate from Central Saint Martins and works in a variety of media covering photography, film, music and art. His photography often focuses on unoccupied spaces, raising questions over events that may have occurred or perhaps will occur outside of the confines of the image. Perfect for you, dear writers. Dominic also co-runs labels YYAA Recordings and Hallso.

In honour of the infamous St Patrick, celebrated on March 17th, we dedicate this issue to Ireland and its enticing list of extraordinary emerging writers. Our lead author, Sara Baume, is arguably one of Ireland’s brightest literary stars, having won the Davy Byrnes Short Story Award in 2014 and named Hennessy New Irish Writer of 2015. She has recently released her debut novel Spill Simmer Falter Wither with Tramp Press. 

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On the Web, On the Shelf – Our February Roundup of Design and Books

By | WHAT WE LIKE

The end of our shortest month is drawing close. We thought we’d wave goodbye to February by giving you a quick round up of what we’ve been reading this month and what’s been exciting us in the world of digital design.

Kate

On the shelf: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

“After reading The Goldfinch last summer, I decided to track back and read Donna Tartt’s first novel. Unbelievably well-crafted characters and a well-paced plot, myths, secrets, ancient Greek, murders..it’s like Dostoevsky in Vermont. Read it!”

On the web: Hot Chip – Why Make Sense?

“Exciting music related design news – Hot Chip’s new album’s artwork is being produced (with Nick Relph) using an algorithm based printing technique, that makes each physical album copy unique. And Domino (their record label) have got a trippy little site to accompany it. A very clever way of nailing the covetable angle in the world of digital downloads and streaming.” Read More