On titles: Exile - 1847, Home - 1848.

Just reading an excellent article about Antony Gormley. ‘I’m inviting people to explore the conditions of their own living.’ (Guardian...

Developing characters: Jane Keating

Jane, will live a long life. Born in Galway in 1830, she will be almost eighty-six years old on the 24th April 1916, and she will witness...

Easter Sunday, 17th April 2022

I took this pic a couple of days ago. The movement of the water seems to enhance the shape of the swan's wings. Light reflects through...

Character and plot: Agnes Mary Clerke

Imagine a small girl, six years old, living in Skibbereen, County Cork, in 1848, during the Famine Years. Her name was Agnes Mary Clerke,...

Self-pubbing

So, my novel, ‘Daughters of the Famine Road,’ is now finished and on Amazon Books. Next up is marketing. I’ve been thinking about trying...

Self-pub editing (three minute read)

I’m just at the point of completing the final edit of my novel, “Daughters of the Famine Road.” I’ll upload it, today or tomorrow, on...

Metaphors

"In which a word or a phrase is applied to an object or action that it does not literally apply to in order to imply a resemblance."...

Ernie O'Malley

wrote 'On Another Man's Wounds' while in exile in South America between 1929 and 1932. O'Malley, a middle class medical student, joined...

My first novel

I signed up for my first ever cover design with Reedsy. com. Here's hoping my investment will result in a beautiful cover for my novel...