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Poisoned Pen by Mary Campbell
Posted by Mary Campbell in The Members' Blog.

Is it me or are we now becoming a nation of back stabbers? On Twitter every opinion is met with an outpouring of vitriolic attacks on the writer. The latest ...continue reading

Finding Your Voices by Lissa Oliver
Posted by Lissa Oliver in The Members' Blog.

Writing a book is much like reading one, I’ve always maintained. I’ve come at a book from both sides of the page, so to speak! When writing, I become intimately ...continue reading

Writer, who do you think you are?
Posted by Clare O'Dea in The Members' Blog.

You’ve probably heard the line attributed to Freud about the Irish being the only race impervious to psychoanalysis. It’s fun to think he might have said it but the origin ...continue reading

Getting Around the Block by Mary Campbell
Posted by Mary Campbell in The Members' Blog.

It’s true that writers can sometimes be perceived as lazy. In movies and books they lie around the house surrounded by chaos supposedly dreaming up ideas for months on end ...continue reading

Memories by Lissa Oliver
Posted by Lissa Oliver in The Members' Blog.

Are we all lazy writers or is it just me? Facebook has this tendency to remind you of memories. Not all of them are those you want to remember. Let’s ...continue reading

The Book of Revelations: My First Book
Posted by Daragh Fleming in The Members' Blog.

Promoting your own book, as a writer, is a strange experience. This is primarily due to the generalization that writers are quite introverted perhaps, so may tend towards keeping the ...continue reading

Don’t believe all you read! By Lissa Oliver
Posted by Lissa Oliver in The Members' Blog.

Having just returned from a heavy month of racecourse press rooms, not least Royal Ascot, I’m settling back into fiction mode again and the novel-in-progress. My Ascot stint reminds me ...continue reading

Street Angels by Mary Campbell
Posted by Mary Campbell in The Members' Blog.

As the homeless crisis appears to worsen and rent control issues rear their ugly heads in the media let us not forget the pressures our neighbours and friends are under. ...continue reading

How safe are your children? Snared by Paul Cunningham
Posted by Paul Cunningham in The Members' Blog.

‘The subject matter of your book makes me uncomfortable.’ ‘It’s too dark.’ ‘We will not publish this book based on your synopsis.’ ‘Please seek representation from another agent.’ An example ...continue reading

Dreams of Reality, my first full poetry collection, out now on Kindle
Posted by Geraldine Moorkens Byrne in The Members' Blog.

After a long process, my first full collection of my poetry is now available on Kindle https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07STNJCYH Beautifully formatted and presented, thanks to the endless work by the members of ...continue reading