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Flash Fury: Flash Fiction Reading 2014
National Flash Fiction Day takes place Saturday 21st June 2014. For the past two years we’ve hosted Dublin’s flash fiction event, and we’re delighted to be back again this year, ...continue reading
Writing to keep me sane
Recently I have reclaimed my poetic muse and have decided to enter the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Competition. Trying to write 20 poems for the sake of a competition can be ...continue reading
Are You A Career Writer?
I retweeted a post on Twitter today from Jonny Geller, joint CEO of literary agency Curtis Brown. He has been in the agency business for almost twenty years and has ...continue reading
A Tale of Two Swans: an exercise in observation
I’ve been watching the progress of a pair of nesting swans over the last couple of weeks and feeling almost like an expectant mother again (but without the prospect of ...continue reading
Weekly Blog 18th – 24th March 2013.That Ol’ Man River – the Mighty Mekong in...
When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree” (Vietnamese proverb) I have been in Laos in South East Asia for 3 weeks and this is the ...continue reading
The Missing Links… were found!
So. I’ve got a published story under my belt! Mash Stories gave me a bell – well, more like an email – on Monday night, 28th April and I’ve a pain (a ...continue reading
Character Shaping and Personality
I recently attended a management course which employed the DOPE 4-Bird Test. DOPE stands for Dove, Owl, Peacock and Eagle – the 4 birds. These 4 birds represent 4 personality ...continue reading
“WRITE THAT NOVEL” With Louise Phillips
“There was nothing more pleasurable and informative than attending Louise Phillips’ Writing Courses at the scenic and serene enclave of Ireland that is Carousel Creates. Louise’s information and advice helped ...continue reading
Summer classes have arrived!
Hi all! We’re busy getting ready for the Summer term at Big Smoke, with plenty of new courses up and open for booking. If you’ve always meant to start writing ...continue reading