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Struggle of the Creative ©

I’ve been told a lot of things over the years. A homeless man once advised me “don’t be so hard on yourself”, true story. He was playing in a Trad band I’d gone with a friend to listen to, and well, he wasn’t homeless anymore but he had been. 790 more words

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Review of 'Making It Up As I Go Along' by Marian Keyes.

There are two female Irish writers who I think are underrated.  Maeve Binchy and Marian Keyes.  Both undoubtedly beloved and revered, but I don’t think people appreciate what skilled writers they were in Maeve’s case, and are in Marian’s.      1,108 more words

Writing as a full-time parent

(This article was first published on writing.ie)

This time last year I gave up my job to mind my kids full time. I had a pensionable permanent (and rather manic) nursing job; a job for life. 909 more words


One Day Courses at Big Smoke Writing Factory

The Spring season of writing workshops is really getting into full swing now, and I’m delighted to have a few one-day courses coming up at Big Smoke Writing Factory. 71 more words

A great love poem for the day that's in it!

from Anatomy of a Cliché

by Michael Hartnett

9 ‘I want you to stand with me…..’

I want you to stand with me

as a birch tree beside a thorn tree, 58 more words


Battlecried ©

Battlecried is a rhyming piece about a place of war and fighting now at peace.

*She, is a city – in a country, but I’m not telling where. 350 more words

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Walsh and Wiki

As I plan to write my dissertation on the plays of Enda Walsh it seemed obvious to approach his page on Wikipedia for the marathon editing session.   759 more words

Irish Writing