ChipLitFest Short Story Competition shortlist

Hello regular readers, I hope you’re getting those words down and that they bear some resemblance to the magnificent ideas in your mind. I have been struggling to write because of family health issues that made it hard to have any bandwidth. Things are settling down again slightly so I’m hoping to get back to… Read More ChipLitFest Short Story Competition shortlist


A farewell to 2022

Hello reader, I hope your year has been a good one, or at least tolerable. The world feels like a strange place at the moment, partly back to normal, partly going to hell in a handcart. Everyone I know seems to be finishing out the year struck down by cold/respiratory virus/not-Covid-thing and writing paralysis, though… Read More A farewell to 2022

The Quiet Whispers Never Stop Q&A with Olivia Fitzsimons

September has become a major month on the aspiring Irish novelist’s calendar. That is the window when the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair is open for entries. Described as Dragon’s Den for writers, it allows twelve winners the opportunity to pitch their manuscripts to a large group of agents, publishers and editors. Many have found… Read More The Quiet Whispers Never Stop Q&A with Olivia Fitzsimons