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Welcome to #Indulgeinwriting founded by Sharon Thompson.

This is an exclusive network of writers.

I am asked a lot – ‘How did you start to write? How did you get published? What do I need to do to get my book finished? How do I make my book a best-seller?’

Are these questions you would ask me? If they are, then let me tell you, ‘A quick conversation or a cuppa, will not tell you all there is to know.’

With this in conversation in mind, I make this group happen.

It is €40 membership from now until Dec 31st 2018.


Membership fee

Only €40 from 1st July – 31st Dec


Once payment is through, I will add you to the members’ forum. All are welcome at all stages of their writing lives.

At #Indulgeinwriting you will;

  • Build your own writing life.
  • Connect with established and establishing writers.
  • Have real, sustained support at your finger-tips from those who ‘get writing’.
  • Join our wonderful community for links and expert advice on writing and getting published.

Build your writing life and #Indulgeinwriting with me and the other members.

Contact me here.

From now until the end of 2018 (31st Dec) the price for joining in with #Indulgeinwriting is €50 but for these first introductory months, the price is only €40. 


Membership fee

Only €40 from 1st July – 31st Dec



  • Meet writers who have succeeded in their writing careers – those who write for pleasure and those who are on the road to publication.
  • Hear, see and learn skills from established people in the writing industry.
  • Network and build your writing CV/brand.
  • Have access to private social media forums for tips and opinions on your pieces.
  • Establish your social media networks and expand your knowledge of writing.
  • Enter group writing contests.

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#WritersWise is our sister project. This aims to give writers as wide an audience as possible. #Indulgeinbooks on the stylish woman’s magazine Indulgeme.ie also showcases some of what we do. www.donegalwoman.ie  Selfstarter.ie and writing.ie also have some of my material.

When you join us here, you will have many platforms to explore and learn from. www.sharontwriter.com will tell you more about me.


Events like this happen on #Indulgeinwriting…. 



On July 31st a leading UK agent from top literary agency did an exclusive event, with our members. She told us what she’s looking for at the moment and gave us tips on submitting to agents. Agent! Yes, an agent! A TOP Agent came to talk privately to the #Indulgeinwriting group, on July 31st. 



But you must be a member for such opportunities.


Membership fee

Only €40 from 1st July – 31st Dec




#Indulgeinwriting is an Aladdin’s Cave for newbie writers. I am learning so much, thank you.’ Hilary O’Connor.

‘The support and friendship from other authors has been a huge inspiration to me. Thank you Sharon for the inclusion.’  Sheila Forsey, Irish Times Best-selling author.

‘The group is a real insight into the writing world and what it takes to be successful along with great encouragement, feedback, and support for every step of the way.’ Amanda J Evans. 

‘I have never felt so excited about my WIP. I feel like I have turned a corner and can see my writing a lot more clearly. So thank you so much for all of your help and encouragement – it has made a world of difference to me!!!’ Linda Green.


‘I have learned so much from the group already. Come and join us.’ Suzanne Hull.

Since 1st June our experts will have told us about their own writing lives and covered;

  • Traditional publishing advice
  • Advice from literary scouts and publishing consultants.
  • Self-publishing services and getting book ready for market
  • Children’s and Young Adult fiction
  • Literary events and festivals.
  • Synopsis and cover letter writing.
  • Editing strategies.
  • Creative writing tips
  • Writing for the stage/screen,
  • Digital publishing and print on demand,
  • Literary fiction,
  • Being a hybrid author,
  • Romance and short-story writing
  • Social media presence and top marketing tips.
  • What leading literary agents want and need from authors.
  • How to survive publishing many books and how to make it happen.
  • Pitching non-fiction properly to publishers. Be seen and be successful in your pitch.
  • Making other financial opportunities from books. 
  • Writing across genres. 
  • Workshops and more literary festivals and what they do for writers.
  • Being a writer for varying age ranges.
  • Writing compelling characters.
  • Police procedural expert on writing crime. 
  • Programmes for literary festivals.
  • Writing difficult and sensitive topics in fiction.
  • Switching genres successfully from book to book.
  • Children’s fiction and workshops. 
  • Romance writing.
  • Writing  characters from different races/backgrounds. 
  • Managing expectations.


Have a listen to a Podcast of what Indulgeinwriting is.

Some of our expert speakers and contributors so far.

Thank you to each one (and those not included in this graphic).

Our experts so far.


My number 1 best-selling book is available ‘The Abandoned’ (gripping crime thriller).

Contact #Indulgeinwriting on our contacts page or @sharontwriter on twitter or Indulgeinwriting@gmail.com.

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There will also be a few surprises for our members. If there’s a topic members would like help with, we aim to evolve with our members.

This is a new group, that is growing steadily and we would love for you to be part of this new initiative.

Our first recorded interview is with Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, who is founder of The Inkwell Group, a publishing consultancy and also of the hugely popular national writing resources website, Writing.ie. Vanessa is also Ireland’s leading literary scout who has assisted many award winning authors and best-selling authors to publication.

This showcases some of the content that #Indulgeinwriting members will have exclusive assess to in the future. 

Vanessa is also #1 Best-selling author under her pseudonym Sam Blake. The third in her trilogy, ‘No Turning Back’, is out on May 17th. We will take her book as our Monthly Read for May.

Find Vanessa’s video interview on #Indulgeinwriting on you-tube too.

www.OrlaKellypublishing.com did our second writer expert video

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Sample calendar of events.


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#Indulgeinwriting EXCLUSIVE events coming up.



Rachel McLaughlin. Editor of Donegal woman online magazine and website. Private event for members on Writing features and for online magazines and websites. 26th Sept.


Writing characters from different countries and cultures. Clar Ni Chonghaile. 18th Oct. Private interview and public tweet-chat.

Writing Romance Novels with Faith Bleasdale. Oct 22nd.


Managing expectations with Sarah Bennett on Oct 29th. Members only event. 

The daily interaction on the forum has;

  • feedback on work and queries answered.
  • established writers, literary agents/scouts and other industry experts are members.
  • shared submission opportunities to competitions and literary magazines.
  • links to festivals and face-to-face events and launches.
  • articles and other material of interest to writers.
  • support and confidence building opportunities.
  • Online social media following with group members and sharing of work and blogs.
  • involvement with group leader in what topics you would like in future.
  • it is a fun, welcoming space for you to indulge in your passion.


Click to join us now. 

Membership fee

Only €40 from 1st July – 31st Dec



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