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The Groundsmen by Lynn Buckle
Posted by Lynn Buckle in , .

Writers are notorious thieves. We steal people, places and ideas all of the time, squirrelling away small pieces of everyday experience for use in later novels. This may explain the...

My Nana’s Voice by Alicia McMahon
Posted by Alicia McMahon in , .

I was delighted I was asked to do this piece for Writing & Me as I don’t think there is a lot of guidance out there to support up and...

Alexei by William Blackall
Posted by William Blackall in , .

I found a lovely black six month old puppy with a curly tail and a white sock on his right paw in a cardboard box in the car park at...

Shipwrecked by Michael Clemenger
Posted by Michael Clemenger in , .

Matt Smith stares down at the rejection slip that he has received for a play he recently submitted to the National Theatre – the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. He starts...

Memories of Seventies Dublin by Jane Shortall
Posted by Jane Shortall in , .

A Dubliner, a girl in her twenties, envies me for living in that city through the seventies. She, and many of her friends do not snigger at those years described...

The Clippings of a Plot: The Road of a Thousand Tigers by Robert Craven
Posted by Robert Craven in , .

This started as a ‘Project’ while waiting for edits of my next Eva instalment (Eagles Hunt Wolves). I had an idea from reading Ian Fleming’s From Russia with Love where...

The Emerald Diamond by Tony Donagher
Posted by Tony Donagher in , .

I was born and raised in what was then Rhodesia and is now Zimbabwe. My father was a school teacher from Scotland and my mother was a nurse from Glemamaddy....

Angels in Diguise by Kieran Gardiner
Posted by Kieran Gardiner in , .

We grew up in a small fishing village in south Galway. The village was divided in two tribes. Down town, comprised of those that had homes over looking the sea...

The Risen People by Fionnbarr O’Luain
Posted by Fionnbarr O'Luain in , .

My book is set in the turbulent years of the early twentieth century. The story is initially set in a small East Coast community – the fictional seaport of Brayspoint....

Good Morning, Mister Sh*ttybottom by John Fuery
Posted by John Fuery in , .

Dashiell Hammett…Joseph Heller…Salman Rushdie…Dorothy L. Sayers…John Fuery… You’ve probably already noticed the glaring error I’ve made in compiling my list of copywriters who escaped the advertising ghetto and established themselves...