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A sample of Drabbles and Short Stories
Posted by Nav in The Members' Blog.

Short Stories/Poems/Drabbles   The Larder Thief 2am. All is quiet. There’s just me and the cats, slinking around in the dark. I head up the street, sneaking between the pools ...continue reading

My World Cup Tonic.
Posted by MoyaHodgers in The Members' Blog.

Who would have thought that World cup fever and writing a novel would go hand in hand? But for me that was indeed the case back in 2010. As I ...continue reading

My Apple Tree Yard
Posted by Siobhan Kehoe in The Members' Blog.

I spotted the UPS van pull up outside. I wasn’t expecting anything and it wasn’t my birthday. I opened the bubble-wrapped envelope in anticipation and “Apple Tree Yard” slipped out. ...continue reading

Waiting for Exam Results
Posted by Deirdre Conroy in The Members' Blog.

People often say the Leaving Cert is the hardest exam you will ever sit. I would have agreed until recently. In May I sat six exams over two weeks, three ...continue reading

Curiously, Creatively: A Summer of Blogging
Posted by Chris Mills in The Members' Blog.

Further to my previous musings upon my summer holiday writing routine, I am pleased to report positive signs of mental activity. An idea has been had, dear Reader; it’s simplicity ...continue reading

Voice of the Dead, my interview with Paul Carson, author of Inquest
Posted by Deirdre Conroy in The Members' Blog.

Paul Carson is a man of action. He gets things done methodically and forensically, just like his character, Mike Wilson in Inquest. Carson didn’t set out to be a writer. ...continue reading

Doing up my own website
Posted by desmonddevlin in The Members' Blog.

I messed up my website while trying to edit it. (D’oh!) Fortunately I have a website I did myself doing basic HTML and will resurrect it and possibly contact those ...continue reading

I’m not sightseeing, it’s research…
Posted by Chris Mills in The Members' Blog.

Much as I look forward to the end of the school year, with all of the benefits that it can give to busy parents (no homework, no games kit to ...continue reading

The Hazards of Writing
Posted by Jean Reinhardt in The Members' Blog.

The Hazards of Writing  Can writing be bad for your health with hazards of all sorts to contend with? Yes it can. As I walk the twenty minute journey to work ...continue reading

Flash Fury: Flash Fiction Reading 2014
Posted by Big Smoke Writing Factory in The Members' Blog.

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