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How Rudolf Got His Red Nose by James Lawless
Posted by James Lawless in The Members' Blog.

One day near Christmas Jo Jo went into the woods. The woods were at the back of her house. Her daddy was at work and her mammy was talking at ...continue reading

Writer’s Anxiety? Learning to Back Yourself by Clare Daly
Posted by Clare Daly in The Members' Blog.

Can a writer’s anxiety suffocate their chance of success? Why learning to back yourself is cruial… So you’ve written a book. When do you decide to tell not just agents ...continue reading

Freezing to Death by James Lawless
Posted by James Lawless in The Members' Blog.

Con was not at home when his brother Thady called, so Thady went on a pub crawl, starting with Saints and Sinners in Woodside and on to the old haunts: ...continue reading

Inspirational Magic of Wild Donegal Wrapped in a Pen
Posted by irelandwritingretreat in The Members' Blog.

Entrepreneurial spirit often starts early in life – perhaps it’s embedded in DNA – and that certainly seems to be the case with teenage brothers, Rónán & Conor McGarvey, who ...continue reading

W-ithching for a Husband by John Rowan
Posted by John Rowan in The Members' Blog.

The Wicked Witch dragged herself out of her lumpy bed one cold winter morning. The old cottage on the outskirts of Witchville was so frightfully cold that the witch could ...continue reading

My Week at The Story House – by Alice Bennett
Posted by The Story House Ireland in The Members' Blog.

It is a difficult task to write a report which will adequately describe the profound effect The Story House Poetry Writing course has had on me as an individual and ...continue reading

New writing retreat dates for 2017 Ireland Writing Retreat
Posted by irelandwritingretreat in The Members' Blog.

Following glowing praise received from participants at this year’s ‘Ireland Writing Retreat,’ organisers are already enthusiastically preparing to make next year’s one even more enjoyable and memorable. The retreat will ...continue reading

You remind me of someone …
Posted by Paula Tully in The Members' Blog.

Basing a fictional character on another real life human being is an enticing and slippery endeavour. I mean, the nano-second we touch the page with the first tentative sketches of ...continue reading

Paddy – A sneak preview of a unique Irish story.
Posted by Liam Mullen in The Members' Blog.

Paddy is a unique Irish story about 5th century Ireland and is due to be released as an Ebook next year. The first CHAPTER is printed below to give readers ...continue reading

New Courses!
Posted by Big Smoke Writing Factory in The Members' Blog.

The summer is coming to a close, but have no fear, we’ve loads of brilliant courses to get you through Autumn! The Factory will be open again in September and ...continue reading