The Road to a Novel

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away … actually it was in 2010 in Donegal, Ireland … I’d written the beginning of a short story featuring a coroner’s clerk in 18th century England. I liked the character but I knew nothing of the period, the style of language of the time, nor […]

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They were friends after all

So, after only five months from starting our project on putting together a collection of stories from our writers’ group, MEAS Writers, the book and ebook are now out. Wild Atlantic Words hit the shelves this weekend and we’re very proud of it. We went down the path of self-publishing through Ingram Spark and found it […]

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Old friends or foes – next steps

In my last post I referred to a short story collection I was working on with six other writers and was looking forward, with some trepidation, to digging out and polishing some old stories as my contribution. I’m now surfacing from that exercise and we’re hoping to begin the publishing process of Wild Atlantic Words in […]

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Old friends – or foes?

I’m a member of a small writers’ group – the group is small, not the writers – and we meet regularly in members’ houses to share our scribblings. There’s usually five of us, three writing novels and the other two concentrating on short stories. Another three members attend occasionally but geography and other commitments sometimes […]

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Musings

This week I visited The Four Masters bookshop in Donegal Town to ask if they’d  take some of books. To my surprise, and unbounded joy, they already had them on the shelf. I was so impressed I’ve put a photo as my new header image. I’m plodding through my redraft of my current novel, though it […]

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What a night

Last night we launched A Shadowed Livery in Ireland. It was a great evening, starting with general chat and excellent background piano, then some very kind words from a friend and writer about the ‘new man in her life’ – not me but Inspector James Given, the protagonist in my novel who she followed for months […]

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