‘How’s the book coming along?’ is a question that writers are asked over and over and over. The answer generally goes along the lines of, “I’m a teeny bit stuck/We’ve decided to consciously uncouple/I hate it more than fascism/Oh look, a pigeon! Sorry, must dash…” Today, I can happily report the book is going well… Read More Book report: Irish Novel Fair runner-up!
I have started 2020 with great writing fervour, dear readers. Ok, that isn’t true. I’ve dragged myself into 2020, frustrated with my lack of concentration and nagging myself to commit to one – just one – project. Things are about to change. Oh, yes. For I am determined to finish one of the novel projects… Read More Book report, week 1: hope and hammers
Don’t you hate it when stories have false endings? Yesterday wasn’t the final word on my novel competition journey, as I thought. Today I received an unexpected email from the Irish Writers Centre saying that I’ve made the Greenbean Novel Fair longlist. I’m not sure my nerves are able for this kind of excitement. Once I’d… Read More Unwise writer: epilogue
I lost a chunk of writing time this week, but all in a good cause as I went to Dublin to attend a workshop at the Irish Writers Centre. Facilitated by wonderful author Catherine Dunne, it was called Begin Your Novel. I squeezed in for the second day of a two-day workshop, the first installment… Read More Unwise writer, week 5: novel writing 101