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Memories

On Saturday I attended a writing workshop tutored by Anthony J. Quinn, a Northern Irish crime writer. We spent considerable time discussing how to develop three dimensional characters. One of the interesting suggestions he offered was to give your characters memories. … Continue reading

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Posted in November 2016, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

New Year’s Reflections

The end of a year is a time for reflection. A time to look back on what’s happened: what you accomplished or failed to do. And a time to plan for the future. Recently Bob Clary from Webucator contacted me. … Continue reading

Posted in December 2014 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Public Speaking – It Can Even Be Fun

Ever felt your knees knock and break out in a sweat when you stood in front of a audience? I’m not keen on public speaking either. I usually avoid it whenever I can. But I’ve found a reason to do … Continue reading

Posted in November 2013 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ruminate To Write

The past few weeks have been rather hectic for me and I’ve not had time to just chill out and let my mind wander. I think time spent tossing ideas about in our heads and mulling over them helps writers use their creativity … Continue reading

Posted in April 2011, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Making a Living as a Writer in the 21st Century

Today was the first time I’ve attended a seminar or class in the Crescent Arts Centre in nearly 20 years – the building is wonderfully improved from the last time I was there. Compared to what I remembered,  I didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in February 2011, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FCWG tell tales at Fermanagh Arts Festival mini-fest

In my last post I encouraged everyone to get involved in the arts – by participating or supporting them – so, if you’re anywhere near Enniskillen this weekend, here’s your chance to so. The Fermanagh Arts Festival’s mini-fest is happening this weekend. Art, … Continue reading

Posted in February 2010 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Be Part Of World Community Arts Day

Today is World Community Arts Day. Its goal is to encourage people to participate in the arts – singing, dancing, drawing, writing and any other creative activity. Their website says: “All we ask of you on that day is to do … Continue reading

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Snowdrops At My Door

I don’t know whether it was because it was overcast on Tuesday (Groundhog Day) or whether it’s just our normal seasonal progression but it looks like winter is defeated. The Groundhog must be ready to come out and play. I’d … Continue reading

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Where Did January Go?

Before Christmas I was working flat out to get several pieces finished for their deadlines and then I relaxed over the holidays, just writing when I felt like it. It seems no time at all since I was finishing off … Continue reading

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Introducing Fermanagh Creative Writing Group

It’s a new year and the Fermanagh Creative Writing Group is eager to jump into it. The Impartial Reporter will publish stories and poems by our members in the coming weeks and we’re looking forward to sharing our writing with the … Continue reading

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