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What Does Perseverance Look Like? by Gráinne Murphy
Posted by Gráinne Murphy in , .

In October 2019, I signed a two-book deal with Legend Press, with my first novel Where the Edge Is due to be published next September. It’s wonderful and exciting and...

Tips on Writing Your First Chapter by Elizabeth Macneal
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I am an author and potter based in East London. My novel The Doll Factory is out now, about a young woman who aspires to be an artist, and the...

A Writer’s Fears by Michael J. Malone
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Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers has been a number one bestseller three decades and has sold in over 30 countries. The success of this book...

My Writing Process by Lucy Clarke
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Lucy Clarke’s debut novel, The Sea Sisters, hit the ground running with multiple foreign rights sales as well as becoming a Richard & Judy Book Club Choice. You can read...

The Many ‘Right’ Ways to Write by Kevin O’Connell
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“How d’you do it?” Whether one is just starting, howsoever tentatively, to write fiction or has been at the craft for some time – even a very long time –...

So you want to be a writer? Who cares? by Owen Dwyer
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When setting out to write something you should always start with a theme, in my view. Pick something you care about. Better still, pick something other people will care about...

NaNoWriMo: Applications due for National Novel Writing Month
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It’s almost time for that race-against-the-clock, heart-pounding rollercoaster of creativity that is National Novel Writing Month! In just two weeks, writers everywhere will begin penning the tales that will sweep...

The Myth of the Debut Novel by Kate Simants
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Lock Me In, my debut novel, is a thriller about a young woman who suffers from a psychological condition in which she dissociates from reality. She’ll become a different person...

Listening to Music by Lucy Sweeney Byrne
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When I hear music, I see images; images of places I have listened to the music before, coming in flashes, trains and woods and streets, or the faces of people...

The Writing Process by Carol Coffey
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There are only two things I am sure about when I begin a new novel and the first is how the book will begin. Before I sit down at my...