Taking A Tour Of Other Blogs- Part 1

Today I’m doing an impromptu tour of other writer’s blogs that I read on a regular basis. Here’s a flavour of what they are talking about. 1: Caroline Smailes talks to Northern Irish writer, Damian McNicholl, as he writes the screenplay for his own novel ‘Twisted Agendas’. With the recent publication of my new novel,…

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Ode to the Compact Disc

Stack of CDs

I knew the day would come when the humble CD would be killed off. Major record labels have confirmed they are finally putting them to sleep in 2012. http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-entertainment-features/59478-report-cds-are-officially-over Naturally, I’m sad about that. I grew up with the record, cassette and CD. Out of the three, the CD was my favourite and I can’t…

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Why Do I Write What I Write About?

Catchy title, I know, but if you have read the section ‘About Me/My writing ‘or are following me on Twitter, you will know that I have classed myself as a writer. I blog about many topics to do with writing, but on occasion, I veer off centre and blog about other things. If you are…

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Are Ideas Original or Just Recycled?

Somehow my posts always seem to fall on a Wednesday. Not by design but rather I forget to post earlier in the week and before I know it, Wednesday is upon me! So here is my Wednesday -I mean regular- post. This week’s topic is about ideas. Where do they come from? How do we…

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Technology Is Amazing But Then So Are We

Here’s an interesting little article about why our brains aren’t cut out for 21st century living. In a world where we tend to struggle to exist without technology, we should take a moment to reflect on how great we are. For those fellow writers out there, there’s no computer programme to tell us how to…

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Meet the Authors

I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about the Autumn Library Late series that is being held in the National Library of Ireland in Dublin, starting this week. I went to the Spring Library Late, where they held three separate discussion nights with authors including Sheila O’Flanagan, Sinead Moriarty and Cathy Kelly to…

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My Interview Over at Beauty and Lace

Today, I’m over at Beauty and Lace Online Magazine, chattting with the lovely Michelle Walker. This is my first author interview and I’m very excited. This is what Michelle had to say. Recently I gained a Twitter account – strictly for B&L business (well that’s what I told myself when I got it) – and…

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The Specsavers Effect

I need to stop a moment and get something off my chest. It is not technology related, nor is it to do with writing. It’s just me having a quiet little rant. What about? The Specsavers ads. I used to love watching those dear little ads. There was somehing funny, quirky, just plain great about…

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What Has Twitter Ever Done For Me?

When I started blogging, I was putting out two posts a week. Recently, I have been slowing down because I am swamped at work and struggle to write anything in the evening. When I arrive home, all I want to do is a big fat nothing.  But, I started this blogging process as a way…

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Choosing an Editor

When I first finished my sci fi novel ‘Becoming Human’ back in early 2010, I immediately sent it out to agents –and publishers that accepted straight submissions (that is most publishers won’t talk to you unless you have an agent, but some will). At the time, I had only a friend reading over the story. I…

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