Tag: Roddy Doyle

Writing Dream Teams? Or Just Plain Ridiculous?

I tend to spend most of January in a fantasy world, for obvious reasons. One: In that temporal space, I am Queen and Chief of the Secret Police; and Two: I haven’t experienced real-life daylight for over a month. For the purposes of blogging, this has resulted in predictions for famous writers, and predictions for myself. But…

How Do You Write For An International Market?

They say, ‘Write what you know’. Or the world will see through you. That’s all very fine and well, except when you turn out exceptionally beautiful prose in your unique and local dialect, which readers beyond the next mountain find difficult to understand. Or in more general terms, America. I know James Joyce, Roddy Doyle, Irvine Welsh and Dylan…