What I really create is a collection of pages that is stuffed with my heart and my pain and experience and dreams. I hope to heaven that my readers see themselves in it. Continue reading A Date With . . . Rachael Wright
“My books show the good and the bad of humanity and how my survivors cope with it all – the light within the darkness.” Continue reading A Date With . . . Rhonda Hopkins
the reality of the British Northern town grooming gang scandals is that the race element is the most explosive and poisonous part of it. Continue reading A Date With . . . Dominique Kyle
if the reader discovers, through reading your book, a set of beliefs he despises is he not just as likely to reject you and your writing as if he made the discovery through your blog? Continue reading If Writing is not Political, What’s the Point?
Writer’s Week at Listowel provides an opportunity to learn from some of the most successful names in the business. There are workshops on various aspects of the craft, this year including song writing. And then there are readings and discussion sessions with various authors. In this post I hope to share some of the wisdom I gained yesterday from Emma Donoghue and Colm Toibin. Donoghue answered questions from her audience and, afterwards, signed copies of her books. Her latest novel, “The Wonder”, was on sale at a special discount price, thanks to Easons and The Irish Times. She talked about … Continue reading Two Writers Share Their Wisdom