Category Archives: Writers Resource

Thursday Doors – Antrim

This first Thursday Doors features a lovely iron gate with the symbol of a blacksmith in its center. That’s a clue to where this week’s post comes from in County Antrim. The scenery surrounding Glenview Farm is so beautiful, I … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Facelift

This local building used to be a very popular dance hall back in the day and I’ve featured it before on Thursday Doors. Since then it has been through a fire but has been given a nice, cheerful facelift. Here’s … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Donegal

It’s been quite a while since I posted a Thursday Doors from Donegal. This one comes from Inch Island which lies just off the Donegal coast, at the start of the Inishowen peninsula. It covers an area of five square … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Antrim Cottage

My Thursday Doors this week features this lovely little stone cottage that is at least 150 years old. The setting is idyllic and the views are amazing. Sitting among the buttercups and daisies on the grass in front of the … Continue reading

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My Dad

I’m sorry that I’ve been neglecting my blog these past few weeks but on Thursday 21st December 2017 my dad, Jack Parker, passed away. He went into hospital for a day and ended up staying for almost three months. A few … Continue reading

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Foam Therapy

Agatha Christie is supposed to have said that doing the dishes is a good time for planning a book. Even the actor Liam Neeson, in an interview for Vanity Fair, quite a few years back, admitted to finding washing up … Continue reading

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How to Kill One of Your Characters

The problem with developing your characters and making them as realistic as possible is that when you have to kill one of them, you hesitate. I’m at a point in my latest book where I need to write a death … Continue reading

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Guess What You Did

A Pocket Full of Shells Now a Best Seller on Amazon UK A big thank you to everyone who has helped to make A Pocket Full of Shells a best seller on Amazon UK. Whether you read, tweeted or told … Continue reading

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The Hazards of Writing

Can writing be bad for your health with hazards of all sorts to contend with? Yes it can. As I walk the twenty minute journey to work I often make up conversations in my head between the characters in whatever … Continue reading

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Writing and Striking a Balance

Are you shackled to your keyboard? Do you sometimes feel like a captive in a prison of your own making? Not to worry, you are definitely not alone. It can be so hard striking a balance between writing and other … Continue reading

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