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The Loss of Letter Writing By Olivia Rana
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To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart. ~Phyllis Theroux When I was in primary school one of my friends moved to...

Anu’s Story by Shabnam Vasisht
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When my mother, Anu, emigrated from India to Ireland at the age of 74, people marvelled at how quickly she settled into her new life. I often thought that if...

The Groundsmen by Lynn Buckle
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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
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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...

Shipwrecked by Michael Clemenger
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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...

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

The Risen People by Fionnbarr O’Luain
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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
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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...

The Season: A Novel by Liam Concannon
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I sat at my desk, listening to the heavy downpour of rain in the street outside. It had the intensity of a rainstorm in South America rather than Spain. I...