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A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 1w ago

Author Interview: Ethel Rohan ‘The Weight of Him’

I am delighted to welcome Ethel Rohan for a Q&A session on her debut novel The Weight of Him. Thanks, Ethel for agreeing to be featured on my blog and many congratulations on the wonderful r...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 2W ago

New Fiction: The Passions of Sophie Bryant

I’m delighted to have an experimental (to me!) piece of fiction in the latest wonderful issue of Number Eleven Magazine edited by Graham Connors. You can read my story ‘The Passion of Sophie...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 3W ago

And the winner….

…of the signed copy of Joyride to Jupiter by Nuala O’Connor and a fab spacey purse is: Thanks to my son for shutting his eyes so tightly and plucking a name out of the bowl (no hats to hand ...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 1M ago

Book Giveaway and Q&A: Nuala O’Connor ‘Joyride to Jupiter’

I am delighted to welcome back Nuala O’Connor for a Q&A session on her new collection of short stories, the wonderfully titled Joyride to Jupiter. (Check out other interviews with O’Connor  ...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 2M ago

Summer Reading has begun

There are lots of recommendations for summer reading including some good ones from Anna Carey in The Irish Times here. I’ve got the wonderful George Saunders on my list myself but for the mo...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 2M ago

Reflections on my time as Community-Writer-In-Residence

I’m delighted to feature in today’s Irish Times – a reflection on my time as community writer-in-resident with the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, thanks to the Irish Writers’ Centre and Dublin C...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 2M ago

View from the edge: on drafting and editing

Annie Dillard in her wonderful book on writing The Writing Life reminds us that For writing a first draft requires from the writer a peculiar internal state which ordinary life does not indu...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 3M ago

Facilitating Creative Writing – – Creating Energy

One of the things that many writers do is teach – or, as I prefer to see it, facilitate. I work with adults and young people and enjoy the dynamics of working with different groups, both lar...
A Girl's Writing Is Never Done · 4M 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 · 4M 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...