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A blog by Caren Kennedy

CAREN KENNEDY runs writing.ie's Word Play blog and is the creator of a television series currently in pre-production with Warner Bros TV and co-author of Fake Alibis (BenBella Books, 2009). As well as being a regular contributor to Journal.ie, publishing credits include local, national and international publications. In conjunction with The Inkwell Group, Caren also gives one-to-one mentoring on how to begin writing for television in her online course: http://www.inkwellwriters.ie/workshops/writing-tv-treatments. She is represented in the US by Vamnation Entertainment and TriadaUS Literary Agency.

You can follow Caren online, on Twitter and on Facebook.

Method Writing

Posted by Caren Kennedy on 28 September 2011.

I turned 40 today and if I have one regret it is this – I didn’t turn 50.  Menopause aside, I’m craving the solitude my senior years will bring.  At 50, I’ll be getting my life back and days like these filled as they are with lone parenting, blocked toilets, and doomed shags, will be a thing of the past. For now though I’m stuck in the present — a mother struggling to make ends...

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The Five Rules of Writing

Posted by Caren Kennedy on 20 July 2011.

I’m a firm believer in denial. My reasoning is, why deal with unpleasantness today when you might get hit by a truck tomorrow? And if you procrastinate long enough, maybe the problem will go away. Unfortunately the problem will not go away. The problem is I have left it until now – deadline day – to update this blog. But given that I’m rarely stuck for something to say, even that’s not a real problem....

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This is me…a big mouth

Posted by Caren Kennedy on 22 June 2011.

Shortly after I first started writing, I landed a publishing deal to ghost write a non-fiction book and a separate deal to re-write the book proposal into a TV Treatment.  I was amazed.  I was astonished.  I was astounded.  I grabbed the phone and called Vanessa O’Loughlin as one might call a helpline – hysterically. “Wow!” Vanessa laughed. “So what’s the problem?” “I have to write the thing and I can’t. I don’t even know...

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