WORDS FROM THE WRITING DESK

August 30, 2019

Well, it’s been a while. Almost 4 months – yikes!  But what better time and place to make a return to blogging than when in Greece in the lovely sunshine?  I have breakfasted well this morning (peaches and banana with gorgeous Greek yoghurt and honey), Keith is away at...

May 8, 2019

My writing life is definitely a series of hills and valleys.  I’ve had a few rejections and passes lately, but certainly, the quality of the rejections I get these days is better than it used to be.  Now, the rejection of my work involves discussion, and advice, and re...

May 3, 2019

I can’t believe that this time last week I was preparing for the launch of Lisa Blower’s short story collection.  It seems like the blink of an eye. 

This week has been a very intense and sad one.  A cousin passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly at the age...

April 1, 2019

I’ve just come back from a fabulous writing weekend in Bristol where I spent some quality writing (and social) time with some of the best female flashers in the UK.  You may well think I am biased about this, but you’d be hard pressed to find a longlist, shortlist, or...

March 20, 2019

Now that 2019 is fully fledged, I can report that I am starting to get into the swing of things at last.  I am starting to get a routine going as regards updating my website, planning my workshops and Facebook Group, and just managing my time really.  I suddenly realis...

March 18, 2019

When I started DublinWriter Creative Writing Services I knew that things would be slow.  I didn’t expect a mad surge.  What I’ve got has been a nice, steady flow of workshop attendance so far.  Sometimes I have only one or two people, and although that sounds a bit dis...

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Someone Else, Somewhere Else - Interview with Flash Fiction writer and Smokelong Quarterly editor, Christopher Allen

April 2, 2018

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