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All in a Doctor’s Day by Lucia Gannon
Posted by Lucia Gannon in The Members' Blog.

The Twitter message arrived on an ordinary Monday. I read it as I walked from the surgery to my house after a busy afternoon at work. Would I consider writing ...continue reading

Of Paws and Plots! Sheila Johnston
Posted by Sheila Turner Johnston in The Members' Blog.

Thirty seconds after this photograph was taken my cat, Fudge, made a bad decision. She decided to do a languorous roll, fell off in a twirl of tail and landed ...continue reading

The Voting Game – like doing a quick pick in the lottery
Posted by Mary Campbell in The Members' Blog.

While writers should be careful when voicing political views, is it not the job of the writer to make social commentary on the times they are living in and the ...continue reading

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