a lock down novel: 7

(a snippet of) Chapter 7, Mary Days have merged into weeks when I have felt permanently exhausted, entirely drained. I have felt fidgety as if I want to get outside and do things but the […]

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This week I vow to find my personality

I am writing the first part of this blog post today, Sunday, after a week where tiredness has sucked every sense of personality out of me. I will check back in on Wednesday before posting […]

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For a moment I forgot I am a writer…

For a moment I forgot that I am a writer and that writing is, in a sense, work as well. Each day I find time to write in between working busy shifts and I thoroughly […]

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My Publishing Journey: The Proof

It has been a week and a half since I received the exciting email containing the professionally edited proof of my debut novel. At a first glance, all I felt was excitement. Giddy excitement to […]

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Writing Magazine: a review

For over a year now I have been a proud subscriber of Writing Magazine. Each month another issue arrives through my letter box and I indulge in its variety of useful and interesting content. Every […]

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The Friend

“So, that’s all we have time for on the programme this week.” There’s a soothing aspect to having the radio on as a constant background noise. It is something that I feel strongly about and […]

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20 writing goals for 2020

Enter 10 writing competitions Finish book 2 Publish my debut novel Work hard Encourage others Finish my Writers Bureau Writing Course Attempt writing for radio Write more in different settings Write some happier fiction Keep […]

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Flight (part 3)

One more visit to the hospice before my flight and I know this will be the hardest visit yet. I am borrowing our neighbour’s car because mine is back in England and we sold Mammy’s […]

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Flight (part 2)

That was the great thing about this happening to a person like my Mam. She is such a strong lady that she made her cancer some sort of joke. A joke for her anyway. She’d […]

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10 Things that help me distract my creative brain

As a creative with an overactive imagination, sometimes I find it getting the better of me. I feel overwhelmed by thoughts and sometimes even scared, especially when I dream. I find certain things in life […]

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