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Fiction: the primeval simulation programme
Posted by Sheila Turner Johnston in The Members' Blog.

Maker of Footprints is set in the north of Ireland, which is a wonderful place to play out the dilemmas, loves and tragedies of ordinary people. For far too long ...continue reading

The Hairy Backside!
Posted by Sheila Turner Johnston in The Members' Blog.

Every writer says it; every writer knows it; every writer does it! Just listening to people around you is sooo useful. Sometimes I think my ears must be out on ...continue reading

Part I: The Fallen
Posted by SG MAC in The Members' Blog.

Good afternoon all, I have only just joined this site as an emerging writer after what has been quite a few months of deliberations. As such, this is my very ...continue reading

Life’s Steeplechase by Gwyn Cooper Flynn
Posted by Gwyn Cooper Flynn in The Members' Blog.

All throughout my childhood I wanted to be 29, as did my little sister, this was mainly due to the fact that Johnnie Lancer on the TV was 29 at ...continue reading

Rainbows Over Belfast by Brigid Gallagher
Posted by Brigid P. Gallagher in The Members' Blog.

“To watch us dance is to hear our heart speak” Hopi Indian saying I am standing in front of the mirror in my bedroom at The Europa Hotel, applying a ...continue reading

5 Ways Acting Can Strengthen Your Writing
Posted by SCBWI Ireland in The Members' Blog.

Written by Anna Tran During our process, we can become discouraged when we feel our writing is not going anywhere, after receiving feedback that we did not expect from critique ...continue reading

Eyes Closed, Ready, Publish!!
Posted by Helen Burke in The Members' Blog.

Finding my way around social media is a nightmare. How does anyone get the time for anything else. It’s a mystery? Could it be any more complicated, or time-consuming? I’m ...continue reading

Spice up your Summer with Act The Maggot
Posted by Amy Redmond in The Members' Blog.

What to do with those lovely long summer evenings? Isn’t it the perfect time for people-watching, lazing about idly, sipping coffees or beers and studying humankind? During summer you can ...continue reading

Posted by MARIA HOEY in The Members' Blog.

I am delighted to reveal my cover for my debut novel, THE LAST LOST GIRL, published by Poolbeg, July 2017

Three things you need to STOP DOING RIGHT NOW if you’re writing your first draft
Posted by Clare Daly in The Members' Blog.

I should preface this post with the fact that no, I’m not yet a published author but I have learned some stuff along the way and as I rocket through ...continue reading