I have been invited to read my From the Well winning story at the Cork International Short Story Festival, which takes place September 13-16. What a privilege. It was only last year that I first attended it as an audience member, and was blown away by the guest speakers. Any suggestion that I would be… Read More There will be words
It’s that time of week again when I round up the most interesting articles on the literary block. So pop on the kettle, put your feet up and rest those weary typing fingers for a few minutes. Judging life On Thursday, Akhil Sharma was announced as the winner of the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award for… Read More The weekly herding: winning words and being judgemental
It’s the penultimate week of my 14-week novel writing challenge, and my inner monologue currently consists of this: noooooooooo! Nothing’s working. Nothing’s coming together. Trying to make myself put words on the page is like 10-year-old me attempting to do Maths homework as the Little House on the Prairie TV theme strikes up in the other room. Man, I loved… Read More Unwise writer, week 13: are we there yet?
I have to be honest – the first week of my 14-week novel writing challenge was a bit of a disaster. After the fun of racing to the competition entry finishing line, I spent all of last week wondering why I’d taken on something so daunting and foolish. I’m not a reckless person by nature. I… Read More Unwise writer, week 1: endings and trombones