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Quitting The Rat Race 2 by S.R.Vcardi
Posted by S.R.Vcardi in The Members' Blog.

One week in and I’ve already learned two very important lessons. One: If you are thinking of quitting your job to write full time – tell no-one! The reason is ...continue reading

Crisis! by Lissa Oliver
Posted by Lissa Oliver in The Members' Blog.

Crisis! I believe the last time I was here blogging I was pointing out the need for a crisis for characters, to force their hand. Jack, one of the protagonists ...continue reading

Quitting the rat race. by S.R.Vcardi
Posted by S.R.Vcardi in The Members' Blog.

Would you give up a six-figure salary to write full time? I think I just did. Ok. So the six-figure-salary might be a bit of an exaggeration but it wasn’t ...continue reading

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

My novel-in-progress, Grey Motive, has recently floundered due a lot to deadlines elsewhere, but also a lack of motivation. Thankfully not my own, but that of a main character. I ...continue reading

A night with Ulysses! Free event sponsored by Tullamore Wordsmiths
Posted by Mary Campbell in The Members' Blog.

James Joyce fans – this is what you’ve all been waiting for. If like me you didn’t really get all the hype around Ulysses because you didn’t really understand it, ...continue reading

Losing the Plot? By Mary Campbell
Posted by Mary Campbell in The Members' Blog.

Are we losing the plot? I don’t just mean from a literary point of view. Much of the material and inspiration for my writing comes from what’s going on in ...continue reading

Anti-social Media by Mary Campbell
Posted by Mary Campbell in The Members' Blog.

While I am not a dinosaur, and I do have an online presence on a number of social media platforms, at the back of my mind is a niggling feeling ...continue reading

Chantilly Dawns: No 1 on Amazon!
Posted by Lissa Oliver in The Members' Blog.

Well, this has certainly been a most exciting week – my horseracing thriller, Chantilly Dawns, published in 2011, has just become a No.1 Best Seller on Amazon! Publishers Weekly estimates ...continue reading

Using your Voice by Molly Campbell
Posted by Mary Campbell in The Members' Blog.

As a writer I feel it is my duty to carry on the legacy of our forebears who wrote about the times they were living in, as a social commentary ...continue reading

Big Smoke Writing Factory Booking Now!
Posted by Big Smoke Writing Factory in The Members' Blog.

Hello all – just a quick note to let you know about our March (and April) workshops, several of which are specifically designed for people who’ve already taken an intro ...continue reading