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It’s Who We Are by Christine Webber
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I’d like to take you back to 10th June 2016, which was one of the happiest days of my life. To be honest, I’d had a pretty charmed existence for...

Myth, Narrative and Social Action through Contemporary Fiction by Lynn Buckle
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When whispers over book club tables warn of very strong themes, will members read this or bury it under shelves, under things to do lists? Like Cassie, one of the...

My Journey So Far: Honeysuckle and Custard Creams by Deirdre Foley
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Honeysuckle and Custard Creams falls into the category of Literary Fiction, though arguably it could be considered Historical Fiction – it depends on which definition of the term you accept....

Living the Dream of Being Published by Mary Crowley
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My dream has always been to one day hold my published novel in my hand, so when that day finally came it was every bit as thrilling as I’d expected,...

Why I Write by Kevin McGeary
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It all started with Boris Pasternak’s Dr. Zhivago, a novel I have never read and most likely never will. The year was 1999 and it appeared in my school library...

Why I Write about the Regency: A Suggestion of Scandal by Catherine Kullman
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I have always been fascinated by the extended Regency era. Although the actual regency during which the Prince of Wales (later George IV) acted as regent for his father, the...

Short Story Writing for a Slow Learner by Michael Sheehan
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Way back in 2002, I heard a radio ad for the RTE Francis McManus Short Story competition. Two thousand words – I can do that. I had no idea who...

My Route to Publication by Susie Murphy
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I have wanted to be an author ever since I was eleven and wrote my first ‘novel’ about a group of rabbits going on a perilous journey (eleven pages overflowing...

Taking Care of Business by J.D. de Roeck
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I’m not sure writing a novel was ever truly a conscious decision but having spent a lifetime in the hotel business I have always felt there was genuine potential. Not...

Coming from Nothing by Matthew McKeever
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I wrote Coming From Nothing while living the millennial dream: in my mother’s house in County Down, sitting on my childhood bed, unsure where next year’s income was coming from....