Tag: creative writing

I Read A Thousand Opening Lines Before Finding Mine #CailleachWitch

I Read A Thousand Opening Lines Before Finding Mine #CailleachWitch

  I read a thousand opening lines before finding mine for Cailleach~Witch. ‘Stephen King described spending “weeks and months and even years” working on first sentences, each one an incantation with the power to unlock the finished book. And Michael Chabon said that, once he stumbled on the first […]

#CailleachWitch The Publishing Process & Next Steps

#CailleachWitch The Publishing Process & Next Steps

Friends, I am not enjoying the publishing process. Five years of uncharacteristic patience on my part in writing and re-writing and it seems that patience is suddenly, furiously, at an end. I want to hold my book. Besides that I’m so bad at the technical […]

Write Yourself Free – 4 Week Creative Writing Programme in Leitrim

Write Yourself Free – 4 Week Creative Writing Programme in Leitrim

It’s a beautiful day and everything is about to bloom. How about you? WRITE YOURSELF FREE is my 4 week in-person CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAMME. I believe you can write. I believe you can write yourself free, fearless, and often. This is a chance to prioritise […]

How to Write…

How to Write…

1. Sometimes you have to write a few thousand bad words to reach a few good ones. 2. There will be days it won’t work how you want. That’s still better than a non writing day. 3. Don’t try to figure out what people want […]

Working Away

Working Away

Evening all, just dropping by with the latest on my book writing journey… So today I spent about four hours working on the book. It was mostly a struggle with some good parts, nothing new there. As I mentioned on the FB page yesterday I […]

I Wrote a Novel… Editing Update!

I Wrote a Novel… Editing Update!

This month three years ago I started writing my book. Today I’ve moved to the kitchen, following the heat, to work on the last chapter of this latest edit. Just ONE chapter to go!!! I’m feeling excited, edgy, can’t wait to get at it! This […]


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