Heart Strings Extract: Roadtrip

Heart Strings Extract: Roadtrip

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This Romantic Adventure completely reflects my love of the beach. I grew up near the sea and would often head down to the water's edge when I needed some thinking time. 'Roadtrip' is about taking that time out with a best friend and discovering that the relationship may be deeper than first thought.

Valentine’s Day Poetry

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Valentine's Day is nearly here! I don't usually get this excited about it, but this year, my husband and are planning a trip to the Cork Spring Poetry Festival.
Ponies at Penmaen

Writing a Novel – Character and Story

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I'm remaining very open minded about this novel I'm writing. It may not even be a novel. It could be a novella.
Blue Eggshell

Eggshell Flesh – A Poem for National Poetry Day

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Happy National Poetry Day!  This year's theme is 'Vision', which put me in mind of one of my most popular poems, 'Eggshell Flesh'.
Owl with bright orange eyes.

Flash Fiction: Owl Eyes

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Owl eyes are the deepest. They draw you in, when you don't want to be drawn. When you want to sit still and mind your own business, stay lost in your own thoughts. This owl was curious. I saw it in his red-rust flecks. He wasn't about to blink. Then again, neither was I.
Japanese Dragon Ornament

Japanese Dragon – Flash Fiction

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He has a gold smile and a bell at his throat. He guards me as I write. He was a present from Japan – a place I have never been to, never will go to. I am no traveller, yet, I am drawn to delicate portrayals of Japanese life: a bridge, a hut, bright flowers.

Creative Writing Workshops at Clonmel Craft Studio

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I'm delighted to announce that I will be leading a series of Creative Writing Workshops at Clonmel Craft Studio, over the next three months. The workshops will vary in focus and level. Check out the poster and browse through further details below. Pick one workshop or try all three for a rounded Creative Writing Experience!
Signpost to the Bronte Parsonage Museum.

Analysis of Antiheroes

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I've been thinking about Antiheroes this week. The topic cropped up in a conversation between myself and my husband. He asked if I considered the leading male character from my novel to be an antihero. I said 'no' and for some reason this worried me.

May Day and The Hokey-Cokey

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  I've discovered a great antidote to this miserable weather. It's singing a ludicrous song at the top of your voice. An example of how...