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Over the next few months I will be using lots of stories, poems and articles on the theme CARS.

Your first car, first driving experience, favourite car, toy cars. 82 more words


Whistling Dixie

There is no easy way around it.

Revising a novel that is.

Writing is the easy part (for me anyway)

I have written 2 novels now and have to say, I love turning up for the page.  498 more words


Nature Writing Courses

Would you like to try your hand at nature writing? It’s the new rock n roll, so I’m told and with authors such as Robert Macfarlane and Heather Macdonald topping best seller lists then it’s popularity will continue to grow. 186 more words

Goals and Sub-Goals

I sat down to write a blarg post tonight, and all I wanted to do was work on my capital “W” Writing projects.

So I did. 285 more words


5 Ways to Learn Freelance Markets' Pay Rates

What could be more frustrating than pitching an idea to a magazine, having them accept it, and then you learn they only pay 10% of what you expected? 482 more words


My Date with An Agent (article first appeared on writing.ie 19/05/15)

Everyone wants to know what will make their novel jump out from the agent’s slush pile. I was lucky enough to be one of the 75 writers picked to go to Date With An Agent at the International Literature Festival Dublin last weekend. 1,176 more words


On writing slowly

I read a lot of interviews with writers that I love and one of the questions that most often pops up and one of the questions I always dread reading the answers to is something like… 997 more words

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