Tag: Writing

2018 Was Busy. Let 2019 Be The Proof Of It

2018 Was Busy. Let 2019 Be The Proof Of It

I had plans for 2018. We don’t talk about them any more. But let me tell you, I have MAJOR plans for 2019. They involve a whole new blog, sort of, a major writing project, and jokes about candles and mental health. If you only knew how excited I was, you’d call a health professional. Fact.

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5 Things A Writer Really Wants For Christmas

Dear Santa: This is What A Writer Wants for Christmas

What would a writer ask Santa Claus to deliver at Christmas? This is a question I explored in a guest post over on Anne R. Allen’s blog. I’m not sure what Santa himself would make out of it, but let’s just say I don’t think he’ll have this writer on the dinner party guest list in 2019.

Honest Blurbs For Honest Writers

Famous writers are regularly asked to provide glowing blurbs, or one-line reviews, for other people’s books. While many find it difficult to say no, it’s impossible for an Irish writer to say no. So because I am always generous and charitable, I decided to write a few honest blurbs which might help them through this particular diplomatic minefield.

Why The Death of the Book Can Mean Opportunities for Writers

Why The Death of the Book Can Mean Opportunity for Writers

The way that publishing works today is unrecognisable in comparison to 15 years ago. For many readers and writers, it hasn’t changed for the better, resulting in much weeping, wailing, and a deluge of think pieces pretending to know what they’re talking about (just like this one). But you know what else changed as much in that time? Television. And it’s kicking ass. Why can’t publishing?

More Demotivational Posters For Writers

More Demotivational Posters For Writers

I toyed with the idea of bringing you an inspirational, motivational, muppetational post which might fuel you all to sally forth into the world with good cheer. Then I came to my senses, and realised – you don’t want that. Writers want cynicism, bitterness, and hopelessness. Thank Blog you’re here – because I have just the thing for you.