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...

April 15, 2019

I’m a bit late with this post today because I have been very productive.  At 2pm I did my very first video workshop and it went really, really well. My customer was a woman who normally comes to my West End Centre workshops.  She has been very loyal and always enjoyed...

April 5, 2019

Another mega busy week is drawing to a close.  I can’t believe we are a quarter of the way through the year already.  There is so much to think about, and so much that I want to do.  

When we were at the Women Who Flash weekend, one of our works...

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 27, 2019

The week is moving on and I find myself on hump day as busy as always.  I am only working three days this week because of my weekend jaunt to Bristol.  Ten women (who flash!) are getting together at Trinity College, as we did last year, and hopefully doing some work bu...

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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