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Crisis! by Lissa Oliver
Crisis! I believe the last time I was here blogging I was pointing out the need for a crisis for characters, to force their hand. Jack, one of the protagonists ...continue reading
Quitting the rat race. by S.R.Vcardi
Would you give up a six-figure salary to write full time? I think I just did. Ok. So the six-figure-salary might be a bit of an exaggeration but it wasn’t ...continue reading
Motivation by Lissa Oliver
My novel-in-progress, Grey Motive, has recently floundered due a lot to deadlines elsewhere, but also a lack of motivation. Thankfully not my own, but that of a main character. I ...continue reading
A night with Ulysses! Free event sponsored by Tullamore Wordsmiths
James Joyce fans – this is what you’ve all been waiting for. If like me you didn’t really get all the hype around Ulysses because you didn’t really understand it, ...continue reading
Losing the Plot? By Mary Campbell
Are we losing the plot? I don’t just mean from a literary point of view. Much of the material and inspiration for my writing comes from what’s going on in ...continue reading
Anti-social Media by Mary Campbell
While I am not a dinosaur, and I do have an online presence on a number of social media platforms, at the back of my mind is a niggling feeling ...continue reading
Chantilly Dawns: No 1 on Amazon!
Well, this has certainly been a most exciting week – my horseracing thriller, Chantilly Dawns, published in 2011, has just become a No.1 Best Seller on Amazon! Publishers Weekly estimates ...continue reading
Using your Voice by Molly Campbell
As a writer I feel it is my duty to carry on the legacy of our forebears who wrote about the times they were living in, as a social commentary ...continue reading
Big Smoke Writing Factory Booking Now!
Hello all – just a quick note to let you know about our March (and April) workshops, several of which are specifically designed for people who’ve already taken an intro ...continue reading
Kit de Waal and Sophie Hannah join The Novelry as Guest Tutors
Kit de Waal and Sophie Hannah join The Novelry as guest tutors for the residential writing course in February 2020. Places on this all-inclusive 7-day course are limited to just ...continue reading