It's now Monday, and I had originally planned to travel to the township of Letterfrack to visit the site of the former reformatory school, St Joseph's. The night before I stayed out later than anticipated, so decided to put the day trip off until Tuesday. Instead I decided to get a few things ticked off… Continue reading Day Five In Galway: Magdalene Laundry, City and County Council, and Mill Street Garda
Day Three In Galway: Ballinasloe
It was now Friday, and I planned to take a day trip out to Ballinasloe, a township in the easternmost part of County Galway, to visit the site of St Brigid's Hospital, opened in 1833 as the Connacht Lunatic Asylum. St Brigid's is still a functioning psychiatric hospital. Main Street, Ballinasloe The walk from Ballinasloe… Continue reading Day Three In Galway: Ballinasloe
Friday Blog Post: The Plot Planning Sheet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYE3KU_BLFc&feature=youtu.be The concept of the Plot Planning Sheet is something I learned whilst undertaking a writing course about ten years ago. It is a fantastic tool for writers at any stage of their craft, but is especially useful for beginners. The Sheet can be used for short stories and longer works like novels. In this… Continue reading Friday Blog Post: The Plot Planning Sheet
In Reflection: My First 12 Months As An Independent Author
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bih6AFDXMq0&feature=youtu.be I have the 'On This Day' app enabled on my Facebook account. A couple of days ago my daily flashback was to one year ago, January 2016, and it detailed the rant of someone frustrated and mentally exhausted. I was in the process of publishing a book for the first time using Amazon's online… Continue reading In Reflection: My First 12 Months As An Independent Author
Daily Writing Inspiration
Dialogue shows the reader so much about a character's personality. It helps to make them three-dimensional. Reading a character's dialogue can help you to decipher whether it sounds like a real person talking.
The Driver FREE on Kindle this Friday
In all of the hustle and bustle leading up to Christmas, I have completely forgotten to announce that my short story The Drive, recently published as an individual ebook on Kindle, will be FREE this Friday just in time for Christmas! 🎄 Intent on leaving her troubles behind, Tamara sets out on a journey to… Continue reading The Driver FREE on Kindle this Friday
Daily Writing Inspiration- Merry Christmas!
Ahh the author's ultimate Christmas wish!! I hope all of my author friends and followers have some time to write over the busy Christmas period!
A 1960s Aussie Christmas
As Christmas fast approaches, I thought I would take my readers back in time a little. My novel The Wilted Rose tells of several family Christmases throughout the 1960s and 70s, as the Brooker family spend their summer holidays in the Moreton Bay Peninsula. Merry Christmas, and enjoy this free excerpt! https://youtu.be/IM5TolaDReo The Wilted Rose… Continue reading A 1960s Aussie Christmas
Give the gift of reading this Christmas!
Look no further than books for Christmas! From suspenseful fiction to intriguing nonfiction and historical family sagas, my titles are available worldwide in print and Kindle ebook! Visit the Buy Books page to view and purchase my books in time for Christmas! Merry Christmas!
Daily Writing Inspiration
Wise words from Stephen King. Before there can be success, there must be passion!