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Writing comes out of affliction…Edna O’ Brien QUOTES FOR WRITERS

That is the mystery about writing: it comes out of afflictions, out of the gouged times, when the heart is cut open. Edna O’Brien Photo Credit:Jonathan Rados on Unsplash

February 21, 2021 · 4 Comments

“You are most alive…in childhood” Edna O’Brien QUOTES FOR WRITERS

I am obsessive, also I am industrious. Besides, the time when you are most alive and most aware is in childhood and one is trying to recapture that heightened awareness.Edna … Continue reading

January 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

Is there anything you can’t write about? ART FOR WRITERS

I’m guessing that most people have seen Claude Monet’s paintings of water lilies in his garden at Giverny, near Paris. He began painting them in 1899 and didn’t stop for … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · 7 Comments

The Laureate for Irish Fiction just gets better and better…

Originally posted on Irish Writing Blog:
Anne Enright, one of 34 authors on the longlist for the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction (Image: The Guardian) A longlist of 34 authors…

October 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

A list of the most influential books written by women – how many have you read? Any favourites missing and have they all earned their place…?

Here’s  The top 20 most influential book written by a woman as voted by the public on twitter (must admit I missed that campaign) with To Kill a Mockingbird at … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 9 Comments

MONDAY CREATIVE WRITING EXERCISE because it’s a good way to start the week: finding your own words

 Edna O’ Brien writes prose as if she were a poet. It seems as though each word is carefully selected, chosen not just for its meaning but also for its … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

The book I really want to read: London Irish Fictions

Tony Murray has just brought out the first book-length study of the literature of the Irish in London. In LONDON IRISH FICTIONS he looks at over 30 Irish novels, short … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · 5 Comments