And this month I’m delighted to welcome Nuala O’Connor as my guest writer for June. Nuala’s latest collection of short stories, ‘Joyride to Jupiter’ has just been [...]
I always look forward to this time of year. The whole city – indeed the whole country – is awash with festivals of all sorts.
Every year, during the first weekend following Easter, Margaret O’Brien of The Story House hosts an intensive Writers’ Weekend in the quirky and convivial surroundings of Brewery Lane Theatre, [...]
A typical April day. Bright, cold sunshine, then sudden soaking showers that race across the open countryside, stopping as abruptly as they begin. We have arrived at Springhill House, a [...]
Passion. Persistence. Patience: professionalism in writing, or ‘The Four Pillars’ of a writer.
Have you ever entered a room, perhaps suddenly, perhaps uninvited, perhaps distractedly, and sensed at once that something was amiss between the people already there before you?