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Read And Nominate To Win James Lawless’ Novel American Doll
Posted by James Lawless in The Members' Blog.

Dear friends, you can now read a free extract and nominate my new novel, American Doll for the Amazon Kindle Scout Program at https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/20Z6WXZZUWHCG The nomination period is 30 days ...continue reading

The Hot $exy Mess of Poetry!
Posted by Hubert O'Hearn in The Members' Blog.

Why You Should Care About Poetry I’m already re-considering this essay, or more accurately its title. Although it is clear and perfectly summarizes the intent of the next 1500 words ...continue reading

This is the Ritual by Rob Doyle
Posted by Hubert O'Hearn in The Members' Blog.

(Bloomsbury 2016, Hardcover and Trade Paperback editions) 186 pages, £16.99 hardcover, £12.99 paperback When you strip away all the gloss and glitter, the highwire plotting with acrobat characters, after the ...continue reading

A Heightened State of Consciousness by James Lawless
Posted by James Lawless in The Members' Blog.

Our thoughts are often clouded and gnarled by our environment; our concentration and feelings can be affected by whether we are at ease or not, or by the attitude of ...continue reading

Appreciating Latin Grammar
Posted by Chris Mills in The Members' Blog.

As part of my ‘I’m not making any New Year resolutions’ commitment, I have begun to teach myself Latin with the aid of some old Ecce Romani texts. I have ...continue reading

Irish Musician Pat Gallagher Oozes Multi-talented Creativity
Posted by irelandwritingretreat in The Members' Blog.

Singer, songwriter and superb guitarist, Pat Gallagher  has produced many diverse CDs, the songs from which have become musical hits nationally and internationally. ‘Las Vegas (in the Hills of Donegal)’ ...continue reading

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

Happy new year, everyone! We hope some of your resolutions are about writing (you can do it!). The Factory is open again and looking forward to this term of creative ...continue reading

Bursaries Available for Business Focused Online Courses
Posted by Professional Writing Academy in The Members' Blog.

NEW BUSINESS-FOCUSED ONLINE COURSES LAUNCHED WITH SUPPORT FROM CREATIVE SKILLSET – BURSARIES AVAILABLE What business can learn from the movies, what documentary can learn from drama and how organisations can ...continue reading

Writing on photographs
Posted by Michael Slattery in The Members' Blog.

Sometimes a photo will give the same words much more context? What do you think? http://iconosquare.com/rock.7th.wave (visit for full selection)

A song from For Love of Anna
Posted by James Lawless in The Members' Blog.

Enclosed below is the song which was played in the disco scene in For Love of Anna, the night the tragedy occurred to Anna Zweig, the beautiful ballerina with whom ...continue reading