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A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 6d ago

When an actor reads your work….

When an actor reads your work, it brings a new element and gives new life to the words. The gap between my intention as writer and the understanding of the characters, and their intentions s...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 1W ago

Because I Do….The Writing Life, This Craft of Creativity

I’m deep in a long writing project and alternating between writing, researching, and writing some more. It is growing – slowly – but still growing. On the days when I am wondering why I am d...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 1M ago

Collaboration & Community: Artists & Writers

I was delighted to be asked to participate in preparatory creative writing workshops with Clogh Writers as part of their collaborative project Handling Fossils with visual artist Sarah Linco...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 1M ago

Community Writer-In-Residence: Celebrating Creativity

What a great day yesterday on International Women’s Day where we marked the end of my Community Writer-in-Residence post at the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. We listened to some wonderful women...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 2M ago

Wisdom in the Old of yesterday; Lessons for the Young of today

I’ve recently returned to an old hobby of mine: actively looking for rare books on topics of interest, and savouring them like you would a delicious slice of exuberant cake. This week’s find...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 3M ago

Serendipity and The Writing Life

Serendipity often occurs when we’re in writing mode. When you’re in that deep place of the story. Doing the shopping, selecting lettuce, or fish, for dinner and the narrator’s voice is runni...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 3M ago

Reading, Considering, and Ownership of stories…

I’ve spent a lot of time since my last post in November considering our perception of and ownership of stories, and history. These considerations of mine have stemmed, in part, from my readi...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 5M ago

The personal and the political: The Angel of History

I sped-read Rabih Alameddine’s The Angel of History. Not that I was pushed for time. But I was driven to it. On the eve of the US election I felt I just had to record some reflections on a b...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 6M ago

Thoughts on “Vampire in Love” (Enrique Vila-Matas)

There’s a radio advert for a book festival in Dublin which tells listeners that you never know what will happen when you open a book. The selection of stories ‘Vampire in Love’ by Enrique Vi...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 6M ago

Learning by Doing

I am a firm believer in learning by doing so this autumn, I am delighted to be facilitating creative writing workshops in Clane Scoil Mhuire, Maynooth University and various Dublin and Finga...