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I’m not sightseeing, it’s research…
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
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
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