Date: October 8, 2022

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Duration: 2 Hours

Level: Professional Development |

Cost: €30 (€27 Members)

Online/In Person: Online

All Irish Writers Centre remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT)

Course Summary:

In this course you will learn the basics of setting up Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and LinkedIn for writers.  A deep dive into which platforms are best for various outcomes (i.e. Twitter is great for networking and opportunities, Instagram is good for marketing, LinkedIn is good for sharing achievements etc.) The course will outline how to get off the ground with each platform.

A special case study of TikTok and how it can be a huge tool for growing your audience as a writer.

Third-party apps that can make using social media easier (Cap-Cut, Facebook Business Suite, Twitly etc.) will also be discussed.

Course Outline:


-Setting up accounts

-What to post and where

-How to use social media to get published

-TikTok: The new frontier

-Third Party Tools

-Social Media and your mental health

Course Outcomes:

Participants will have an understanding of how to set up their profiles, where to look for opportunities on social media, and how to use their online presence to get their work in front of the right people.

Daragh Fleming is an author and blogger from Cork, Ireland. He runs the award-winning mental health blog Thoughts Too Big. He currently has two collections of short stories published by Riversong Books as well as work appearing in several literary magazines including The Ogham Stone and Époque Magazine. Fleming won the Cork Arts ‘From The Well’ Short Story Competition in 2021. His debut in nonfiction, Lonely Boy is due for release in November with BookHub Publishing. Daragh is also the Faberlull writer-in-residence for October 2022 in Olot, Spain.