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On Writing: A Solitary Fantasy
Posted by Caroline Farrell in The Members' Blog.

My love of writing is turning me into an unsocial being. I am slowly growing to accept this, but what a dilemma! On so many levels, we need to connect ...continue reading

Doing it with Passion! Writers in Ireland Series: Nuala Ní Chonchúir
Posted by Caroline Farrell in The Members' Blog.

Nuala Ní Chonchúir was born in Dublin, and lives in East Galway. She has published four short story collections, the most recent Mother America appeared from New Island in 2012. ...continue reading

Presidential Problems – Chapter 1 Pickled Onions
Posted by Thomas Norton in The Members' Blog.

Ben lay on his bed cold, tired, hungry and badly needing a wee. His whale of a stepmother Linda had sent him to his room for trying to eat one ...continue reading

Whose Mind is it Anyway? Hubert O’Hearn
Posted by Hubert O'Hearn in The Members' Blog.

Whose Mind is it Anyway? The Strange and Only Occasionally Sordid Business of Playwriting After much soul-searching I have come to the conclusion that I am not now, nor will ...continue reading

Wanted: Respectable Woman for Motherless Child
Posted by Nicola Cassidy in The Members' Blog.

Wanted: A Respectable Woman to take charge of a Motherless Child Three Weeks Old to Bottle Feed it. That’s the last line I read before I left the library today. ...continue reading

Thoughts Comments Opinions: guest Orfhlaith Foyle
Posted by Hubert O'Hearn in The Members' Blog.

As part of the continuing interview series I record for Hispanic News Online and San Diego Book Review in the US, I’m happy to share with you the conversation I ...continue reading

Inspiration at Dlr Lexicon
Posted by Alva Holland in The Members' Blog.

If anything was going to inspire me to write, it would be the sight of tens of thousands of books waiting to be read and explored. Dlr Lexicon, Dunlaoghaire’s new ...continue reading

Thoughts Comments Opinions: Guest Roisin O’Donnell
Posted by Hubert O'Hearn in The Members' Blog.

This interview was recorded for Hispanic News Online on July 14, 2015 with the exciting new writer Roisin O’Donnell. O’Donnell first came to my attention when I read her story ...continue reading

Thoughts Comments Opinions: Guest Alan McMonagle
Posted by Hubert O'Hearn in The Members' Blog.

I am doing a new podcast series called Thoughts Comments Opinions for both the San Diego Book Review and the HNO News Service. Combined they have over 2.5 million subscribers. ...continue reading

Mindshift Comes to Cork!
Posted by SCBWI Ireland in The Members' Blog.

Written by Colleen Jones, Regional Advisor, SCBWI Ireland On June 27th, 2015, Children’s Book Ireland (CBI) and the Irish Writers’ Centre, supported by Words Ireland presented a professional development workshop ...continue reading