- So many writers come to class with one question dominant in their mind, 'How do I make a living from this?' It's a fair enough question and one I always try to answer well - but it saddens me that it so often overshadows the more relevant questions of 'why am I writing' and 'what am I saying' and 'how do I keep it honest.'
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Category Archives: random doodlings
Unfortunately Ireland is still a country where teachers, doctors and members of the armed forces (to name a very small few) still feel very uncomfortable coming out as gay*. Many folks, especially of my generation and older are still convinced they’d be … Continue reading
So, I sat back down to the new book today. I did this with a mingled sense of anticipation and fear as I haven’t written a word on it since 3pm the 8th of January 2012, and – as far … Continue reading
So, I got up early this morning with the best of intentions and a long list of things-to-do. I climbed from the haze of last night’s ‘Sherlock Holmes Two’ disappointment and subsequent one-too-many gin and tonics, and stumbled downstairs while the family slept the … Continue reading
Thanks to my son for reminding me of this. I love Dee Snider’s articulate and considered response to the 1980’s PMRC inspired panic re Heavy Metal and its influence on teens/society – its also quite timely considering the recent YA … Continue reading
I linked to this Wall Street Journal Article over on my (personal) facebook page, and made the following comment: I don’t know which is more insulting to the teenage reader, this article about how they need to be protected from harshness, or … Continue reading
As ever I’m messing about drawing bits and pieces from the WiP. Here’s the latest. This is just a portion of a larger drawing, to see the full thing click the pic. And here is the piece of text this … Continue reading
I’m off on my holidays now and won’t be back until the new year. For anyone who missed my link over at Smugglivus, I thought I’d share a Christmas short story with you guys. This story was first published in … Continue reading
The second half of the Skiffy and Fanty show. In which I get quite passionate about publishers, and Shaun and Jen and I somehow end up discussing war :)
The magnificent BookSmugglers are hosting their annual Smugglivus, which means a riotous feast of all things book oriented – including reviews off all their favourite reads of 2010 ( The entire Moorehawke Trilogy was lucky enough to be included! Along with a draw to win all … Continue reading