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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? 1,097 more words

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Worthy of Waterford

Where do you live? Perhaps in a terraced house, semi-detached house, apartments of varying dimensions. Each door is not unlike another. You probably have an entrance mat, worn from countless evenings of scuffled feet and heavy steps. 167 more words

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Over the Edge Reading, Galway, August 28th

Roll up, roll up, ye lovers of literature! ¬†On August 28th, I’ll be one of the featured readers at Galway’s Over The Edge open reading in the city library, which I’m thrilled about. 97 more words

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The Thrill of it All by Joseph O'Connor (Harvill Secker)

“My name is Robbie Goulding. I was once a musician. For five years in the 1980s I played guitar with The Ships.”

I gave my first copy to my daughter in New York who is into her music. 643 more words