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Rainy October Island nights ©

The sun descends and the world turns black. Well, the dark day got a little darker… Let’s not lose the run. I’m not a dark man but in the late Autumn, and Winter arriving next, what choice have we but to embrace the cold and accept what’s good in the darkness? 519 more words

A Figure on the Strand

Irish writer Colm Tóibín opened his event at the Edinburgh Book Festival with a reading from his latest novel, “Norah Webster”, in which the eponymous Norah is on a long strand where she used to be with her late husband and children. 667 more words

Novel Writing- encouragement that may help!

Marathon runners commonly hit ‘The Wall’ at around mile 20. For writers of novels it’s different. Many writers hit the ‘Writing Wall’ around page 80. Why this should be so is a puzzle. 62 more words

Creative Writing

Bumper Fiction Review Post: Two Good, Two Bad, One Middling

** Disclaimer: This post contains some negative reviews, of books that I did not enjoy.. however, having never attempted to write a novel myself I commend anyone who has actually written a book and been published. 1,131 more words


An Analysis of the characters of Christy Mahon, Pegeen Mike and the Widow Quin in The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge



Christy:  At First Weak, Timid

When we first meet Christy it is by way of report.  He is presented as a tramp, “a kind of fellow above in the furzy ditch groaning wicked like a maddening dog”, or a “queer fellow above, going mad — “.   4,129 more words

Irish Writing

My Favourite Meeting Place In Dublin 

I’ve been sifting through memories and stories since being asked to talk about My favourite meeting place in Dublin. Where do I like to spend time with people most? 461 more words

the hospital part 3

The next half hour consisted of all manner of probing in a disturbingly gentle way by John who stuck needles into his arm, thermometers into his mouth, wrapped Velcro straps around his arm and finally probed his mind, asking him a heap of questions to confirm if Patsy was who he said he was. 1,377 more words