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Review: 'A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing' by Eimear McBride. (Contains plot spoilers).

After hearing rave reviews on this for quite a while now, and recently missing it’s stage adaptation in Dublin I decided it was high time to read this. 848 more words


Quality of writing in schools

The importance of being in command of the English language cannot be stressed enough. We draw on this ability every day. In schools, English is not just confined to English class, it filters down into most other subjects on the syllabus. 276 more words

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Does a writer need a degree?

We all know professions for which a degree is necessary. Doctors and Nurses need a medical degree, Teachers need a Higher Diploma, Scientists need a Science or Mathematical degree. 561 more words

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Gaining confidence as a Writer

Most of us write every day. Every single day. Emails, SMS, shopping lists, diary entries. Do we second guess ourselves over any of these? It’s doubtful. 362 more words

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The Writing Quicksand

Blank stare, tapping pen, idle fingers drumming the keypad, uncontrollable urge to have a nosy in the fridge just in case something may have escaped your notice… 445 more words

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Fuelling the Senses (and the pens)

With the Waterford Harvest Festival (#whatthefork) dawning to a close, Waterford is Writing has come to blog.

As is now typical with the highly regarded local festival, people flocked in droves to sample and savour the delights on offer. 219 more words

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Book Review: "A Girl is a Half-formed Thing" by Eimear McBride.

You know the feeling you get when you wake up from a bad dream? That head-pumping, heart-thumping, hot flush that leaves you in a panic, like the bad guy is going to come back in the next wave of your thoughts to grab you by the ankles and pull you back in? 1,098 more words

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