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Paul FitzSimons is a writer. He's also a talker. And so WordPlay was born. WordPlay is the weekly magazine Radio Show dedicated to All-Things-Writing. Novels, Screenplays, Teleplays, Radio Drama, Theatre, Short Stories, Writing Groups, Courses, blogging, plots, story arcs, character development. I'm sure there's more. We talk about the resources, services, funding and assistance is available to writers, as well as any events that are coming up. We also bring you regular interviews with special guests, who join us to talk about what they love about writing. Previous episodes have featured Roddy Doyle, the Zebbies, Inkwell Writers Workshop, Paul Soye, The Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild, Mark O'Connor and The Writers Centre. You can also drop us a line, through Facebook, Twitter or 'traditional' email, if there's something writing-related that you think we should talk about.

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This week, I'm talking to novelist and publisher Scott Pack about his new book ‘21st Century Dodos – A Collection of Endangered Objects' (written under pseudynom Steve Stack) and also how, if you want to a professional (aka... more

This week I was talking about Radio Drama and chatting to highly-successful radioplay writer Kate Perry, who was telling us all the hows, wheres, whos and 'heh?'s of writing for radio. How to write a radioplay, where to get it produced,... more

This week is all about the London Screenwriters' Festival which is happening at the end of October in Regents College in London. This week I'm in the LSF headquarters in Ealing Studios, talking to the brains of the festival, Chris Jones,... more

This week, I'm talking Short Films. The Short Film industry has grown exponentially in the last decade, from being a very niche market with very limited outlets to show them to being a huge industry and showcase for film writers,... more

Selling to the world.... Find out all about self-publishing and how it has certain advantages over the traditional publishing industry as I chat to Catherine Ryan Howard about her journey (literally and metaphorically) when she self-published... more

Want to be a writer but already busy busy busy? This week's show is all about getting the balance right between your writing life & your life. And novellist Claire Allan tells us about her experience juggling her successful writing career... more

On this week's show, this Saturday (August 30th) at 11am, I'm talking How-To Books. Specifically, how-to books about writing. From 'How-To-Write-A-Novel' to 'How-Not-To-Write-A-Novel', from The Artists and Writers Yearbook to Stephen... more

This week's show is all about technology and about how can help your writing and enhance your life as a writer. Software, websites, laptops and Ipads!

On this week's show I talk about Inkwell's writers workshops and chat to its founder Vanessa O'Loughlin about Inkwell and her newest venture, the website writers.ie.
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