Monthly Archives: November 2012

What’s the Point of Blogging?

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Over the past few weeks, I’ve been involved in a few new blogging schemes. I participated in The Next Big Thing, which if you missed it,  gave me and other writers I admire a platform to discuss our works in …

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A Question of Genre: Do You Have to Choose?

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I love music and I’ve played the violin since I was seven years old. I’m now pretty good at it and I’ve often wondered whether I could have been a professional musician IF I had concentrated on music only, forsaking …

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Creative Writing in Cambodia

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In the previous post here, I wrote about journalistic writing and how I have recently been asked by a few magazines to write articles for them about my work teaching street kids in Cambodia and setting up my writing workshop …

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Where Rockets Burn Through

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It’s been a bit of a difficult week on the home front, so I was doubly pleased when my copy of Where Rockets Burn Through came in the post. This is a collection of contemporary science fiction poems from the …

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The Next Big Thing

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I’m thrilled now to be a part of a new network of bloggers reaching out to new readers, discussing their work. It’s called The Next Big Thing, and I get to introduce my readers to some fascinating writers, and also …

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Sending a Book Thousands of Miles

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A short while ago, I discussed the long lost book called A New Perspective .The blogger, Just Williams Luck, had started an initiative to bring this forgotten novel back to life, and I then passed it on to one of my …

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Goodbye to Ireland, For Now

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I’m back home now. And since I’ve already written plenty about Ireland, I’ll just show you some of the visual reasons why I love it so: yes, a rainbow… Healy Pass ravine rays of sunlight over the mountains the road …

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Journalistic Writing

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There are several reasons to write pieces for magazines and newspapers if you are a creative writer. The obvious ones are that any writing is good practice, be it poetry or prose of any sort. If you’re a writer, you …

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