Hello fellow writers, I hope you’re all writing away mad, as we say in Cork. I, on the other hand, am mad that I’m not writing away, having hit something of a wall with my current WIP (book 2). It was going great guns. I recently completed an excellent Curtis Brown Creative three-month novel course… Read More Getting unstuck with NaNoWriMo
Cork writer Billy O’Callaghan is probably best known as a short story writer: winner of the inaugural Short Story of the Year prize at the Irish Book Awards in 2013, runner up for the 2016 Costa Short Story Prize and the 2017 choice for Cork’s One City, One Book with his collection The Things We… Read More My Coney Island Baby author Q&A
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?
Firstly, on a non-writing topic, the French film Amélie has been on my mind over the past few days. I probably don’t need to explain why. I’ve found myself watching clips on YouTube, and digging out my DVD copy to rewatch over the weekend to remind myself of a city that is generally far removed… Read More Unwise writer, week 4: Amélie, worrying less and Neil Gaiman