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How safe are your children? Snared by Paul Cunningham
Posted by Paul Cunningham in The Members' Blog.

‘The subject matter of your book makes me uncomfortable.’ ‘It’s too dark.’ ‘We will not publish this book based on your synopsis.’ ‘Please seek representation from another agent.’ An example ...continue reading

Dreams of Reality, my first full poetry collection, out now on Kindle
Posted by Geraldine Moorkens Byrne in The Members' Blog.

After a long process, my first full collection of my poetry is now available on Kindle https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07STNJCYH Beautifully formatted and presented, thanks to the endless work by the members of ...continue reading

A Still Night by Seán Maguire
Posted by Seán Maguire in The Members' Blog.

Silence along the road, as the sun went down, waiting for stars to light, flight paths for swooping owls. The night crawled towards, dawn. A sly fox spied a field ...continue reading

Workshops in Waterford with Karen Power
Posted by Karen Power in The Members' Blog.

One Day Creative Writing Workshops in Curraghmore House Estate, Co. Waterford I love Ireland, especially County Waterford As a reviewer once said, “Ireland leaps from the pages” of my novels. ...continue reading

‘For Those Left Behind’ by Seán Maguire
Posted by Seán Maguire in The Members' Blog.

It is almost two years since the release of my collection of poetry, ‘For Those Left Behind’. The poems reflect on what I described at the time, as the ‘human ...continue reading

Truth is sadder than fiction…by Lissa Oliver
Posted by Lissa Oliver in The Members' Blog.

I’m trying not to be too active as I recouperate, so I’ve had plenty of writing time, although features rather than fiction. One feature is for my regular welfare slot ...continue reading

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