'Just keep following the heartlines on your hand'. A few years ago I stumbled across a piece of writing from the New York Times called 'Musicians' by David Ackert. I have carried this piece of writing with me since, and it is by far one of the singlemost inspiring texts I have ever read. The... Continue Reading →
I write because I love creating characters and watching how their licves evolve through my stories. And because my brain would explode if I didn't! Why do you write? Share in the comments!
I've said it before and I'll say it again. I know that I am in an incredibly fortunate position whilst in lockdown. My stress levels are relatively low, and for the most part I am able to enjoy being at home, and have the privilege of having the mental and emotional energy to be creative... Continue Reading →
Ahhh...finishing that novel. Is it one of your New Years Resolutions? Is it one that daunts you? Scares you? What is it about finishing a book that freaks us writers out so much? https://youtu.be/6s74ln5T93Y I asked some of my writing friends what their biggest challenge was when it came to this. The top response explained... Continue Reading →
Yes, you CAN do it! It's not all about how much you can save each week, it's a matter of how you go about delegating it each payday. https://youtu.be/BbO_TAKYwHo World travel has been a major goal of mine, but not too long ago I felt like I would be able to achieve it. Working an average... Continue Reading →
On Sunday morning I woke at my AirBnB accommodation in Dundrum, a suburban area seven kilometers outside of Dublin city. I was relieved when the hot water system worked, and revelled in the cleansing sensation. I didn't have much planned for my three-day stay in Dundrum but to relax prior to the journey home, but... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →