Category Archives: writers

Thursday Doors

Continuing on from last week’s Thursday Doors in Dublin, I have a question for you. What do vampires and Stephen’s Green have in common? Why should I be reminded of something that scared the life out of me in my … Continue reading

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Novel medicine | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer’s Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing

Novel Medicine Specific book genres prescribed for an illness? Therapy in reading? Bibliotherapy is not such a new thing, as Passive Guy points out. Source: Novel medicine | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer’s Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in April

Four hundred years ago today, William Shakespeare passed away. April is a month that belongs to the Bard, a significant date is the twenty-third. Seeing as today, April 23rd, is the four hundredth anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, … Continue reading

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Plot Generator

Benches can be great places to generate plots for books, plays or movies. Taking time out to reflect, daydream or people watch can allow the seed of a story, poem or even a song to take root. However, thanks to … Continue reading

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Goin’ To The Pictures, Frank O’Donoghue

Originally posted on Pat Carroll:
The Horgan brothers – James, Phil and Tom – born in Youghal in the 1870/80s certainly were Irish film pioneers.  Although their father was a big strapping man who made thigh boots for the British…

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Confused about Amazon’s KU?

Although this image is about alcohol (Unicum, to be precise, Hungary’s national drink) the post is about publishing. Come to think of it, there are times self-publishing would drive a person to drink. If you’ve been confused about some of Amazon … 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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Morality – a writer’s best friend

Originally posted on Suffolk Scribblings:
Image source: brucemctague.com/rediscovering-the-moral-compass ? One of the things I enjoy most about writing is exploring morality. At its most basic level, morality is just a question of right and wrong. It’s a black and white issue.…

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Author vs. Writer

Originally posted on Anita Lovett & Associates:
Authors and writers are one and the same, are they not? After all, your favorite author is the genius writer of your favorite novel, right? You may be surprised to learn that some professionals dislike being labeled…

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How To Win Sales And Influence Algorithms

Originally posted on David Gaughran:
Matt Iden & Nick Stephenson two crime/thriller writers who have been working together to increase their promotion and marketing range since June 2014 I’m hosting a discussion today between two authors who are using creative ways…

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