Tag Archives: short stories

Taking Time To Send You Holiday Greetings

Anyone who knows me well has heard me say “I don’t have time right now”. It seems to be my catchphrase. I always seem to be juggling multiple tasks and scrambling to get them completed by their deadlines. So one … Continue reading

Posted in December 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

National Short Story Week Kindle Offer

I seem to see short story collections everywhere this week. I guess National Short Story week has made me more aware of them. When I was browsing in Easons at lunch hour today I noticed that My Weekly and The People’s Friend have both released short … Continue reading

Posted in November 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Contribution to National Short Story Week

Today begins National Short Story week (12-18th November). Since I was a child I’ve always loved a good story – short or long, it never mattered. Before I was old enough to read my grandfather used to spend whole afternoons … Continue reading

Posted in November 2012 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ebooks Can Be Any Length

Ebooks can be any length – that may be evident to you but I just started thinking about it recently and it really pleased me. I’ve only had a Kindle reader for about a year but I’m a ‘convert’ – … Continue reading

Posted in June 2012, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reasons For Writing Short Stories

A writer friend of mine often says that he wants to create edgy writing. Another writer friend says she’s not sure what he means. I think I know what he’s talking about but I decided to look up ‘edgy’ in … Continue reading

Posted in June 2012, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Read It And Whoop

This morning I was telling my colleagues at Writers Abroad that I’ve recently realised that it’s good to look back on your previous writings. You can learn from mistakes and improve your work – and you will also be inspired and heartened when … Continue reading

Posted in March 2012 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Dead Chuffed About Dead Ink

I couldn’t resist the title of this post – you may groan if you wish…But I am chuffed – I just heard this morning that my short story, A World Apart, has been published on digital publisher, Dead Ink’s website. … Continue reading

Posted in March 2012, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Peering Into Her Past

Technology is slipping in everywhere – even into quiet Irish villages. In my story A Link To Her Past I consider what might happen when a middle-aged Irishwoman begins to surf the net and finds a webcam in the church she … Continue reading

Posted in August 2011 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Own Is ‘Going Home’

This week marks the seventh anniversary of our move to rural Fermanagh. It hardly seems that it’s been that long since my husband and I came to his family farm and I started to blossom into a country girl – though I … Continue reading

Posted in September 2010, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FCWG Launches Short Stories and Poetry Book

As secretary of Fermanagh Creative Writing Group I was pleased to contribute a story and write an introduction to our group for our first publication, Stories From Charlie’s Bar, which we launched at Readings By Local Writers on Sunday. It is … Continue reading

Posted in August 2010, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment