Flash 500 Novel Opening Competition shortlist!

In all honesty, I have found this year an absolute slog, writing-wise. From talking to writer friends I know I’m not alone in this – perhaps there’s a collective post-pandemic weariness, or taking stock, or recalibration going on. Whatever the reason, I’ve had to give myself permission to not worry about writing and editing book… Read More Flash 500 Novel Opening Competition shortlist!

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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