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It’s Novel Fair time again!
This Saturday marks the third year of the Novel Fair here at the Irish Writers’ Centre – an event that introduces up-and-coming writers to top publishers and literary agents, giving ...continue reading
Hiding in the shed
Hiding in the shed. Last week I was enjoying a conversation with an old friend. His name is Rory. Rory and I go a long way back, I know a ...continue reading
How Crime Writing can lead to getting you locked up…
How far would you go to research a crime scene for your story? Following a Crime Writing Workshop last year by Louise Phillips, I found myself locked in a ...continue reading
(a poem about my return to my adoptive home of Ireland) The Return There is of course no Irish sun. That sometimes rare yellow ball Knows no name for ...continue reading
Help! I Need a Writer!
We Have a July sale! For just €150 we will read and professionally analyse your manuscript. Any size. 8 day turnaround and if you are not satisfied, we will ...continue reading
Inspired by Builders (after a fashion)
I am once more looking out at a rainy view as my eyes have strayed away from the laptop screen in search of inspiration. Blogger’s block strikes again. Then I ...continue reading
Been a hectic few weeks
First of all, this Monday I ran into a massive pothole at Ardboe and ended up with a flat tyre. I then took my Brother to Coalisland and get money ...continue reading
Cold Weather and Creativity
This is going to be yet another bad weather inspired post, since the wind is howling outside as I type away. The draughts are also doing their level best to ...continue reading
I’ve given up on the lodger interview process. It’s time to let the dog decide. I’ve had the Sudanese anaesthetist, weighed that up as a good idea to have a ...continue reading