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Hey, Writers! Be Careful What You Wish For

Hey, Writers! Be Careful What You Wish For

Is it ever possible for a writer to be happy with what they’ve achieved? Or do the goalposts keep moving? Today we ask a most un-Christmassy question… is it much harder to succeed when you’re a success?

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5 Bloomin’ Rules for Spring-Cleaning Your Overwintered Manuscript

5 Blooming Rules for Spring-Cleaning Your Overwintered Manuscript

On what felt like the first and long-awaited spring day of the year, I think about how the things we do in this season could also be applied to fiction that’s been in hibernation for any period of time.
(And if anyone dares to make a comment about how writing a blog post about something instead of actually doing it is the ultimate procrastination, I will sic Tark and Mara on you.)

Why You Should Never Live With A Woman From A Historical Period TV Drama

Why We Have To Stop Justifying Women’s Fiction Right Now

We can’t get enough of these modern historical TV dramas! Such feisty heroines! Such swashbuckling storylines! Such bosoms! Seriously, there are bosoms everywhere! Wouldn’t it be fabulous to have such excitement in real life?

But hold on a second… what would this mean for your olfactory well-being? Your ultra-modern duplex? Your HONOUR?

5 Booky And Bloggy Things I Need To Tell You, Sloppily Slapped Together

5 Booky And Bloggy Things I Need To Tell You, Sloppily Grouped Together

I have some things to tell you. They might even be interesting. However, none of these things would warrant a full post on their own, so I’m employing a cunning and never-before-seen trick of grouping them together. Today’s post concerns political tactics and vote-bashing; the Dublin Writer’s Conference; the fiction of literary fiction, and why it’s SO difficult to be right all the time.

Why You Should Never Live With A Cop From A Crime Novel

You love the cops in crime novels. So careworn, and yet mysterious. They have money, and yet never spend it on themselves. Granted, being married to one is just asking for trouble. But you could just share a house with one, right? That would be exciting, and spice up your humdrum existence no end!

Let’s take a look, and see if you might want to think this through a little more…