Monthly Archives: January 2011

Plot-rustling in the undergrowth

The latest issue of the Stinging Fly includes “Flight”, a story I wrote for a reading in aid of OneInFour several months ago.  OneInFour is an Irish charity that gives support to people who have experienced sexual abuse and/or sexual violence … Continue reading

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Re: Previous

Sometimes I hate myself.  As soon as the last entry was posted I saw and disliked its flippancy. “Cosy up to the greats”?? [Top Tips for Novelists (2)  January 14th] Here’s the thing: remarks we might throw out without a … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Novelists (2)

Read. Every parent of teenagers knows that their most important formative influences come from their friends.  You can only take your children so far; after that, it’s all down to a combination of luck and who they hang out with. … Continue reading

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No further notice

Does anyone else feel a stab of grief at the news that, from tomorrow (January 11th, 2011) Irish coastal fog signals will fall silent? One by one, at Fastnet, the Old Head of Kinsale, Hook Head, Tuskar Rock, the Kish, … Continue reading

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UpStart

Check out UpStart at http://www.upstart.ie/ or on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UpStartpromotingtheimportanceofcreativityinIreland They are a non-profit arts collective who want to make creativity central to the Next General Election Campaign and are looking for submissions from writers, visual artists and designers by January … Continue reading

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