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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

Writing to keep me sane
Posted by desmonddevlin in The Members' Blog.

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?
Posted by Ciara Cassidy in The Members' Blog.

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
Posted by Chris Mills in The Members' Blog.

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...
Posted by Bernie in The Members' Blog.

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!
Posted by Toirdealbhach Ó Lionáird in The Members' Blog.

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
Posted by Ciara Cassidy in The Members' Blog.

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
Posted by Carolann Copland in The Members' Blog.

“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