I worked for 20 years in writing and publishing in Dublin, as journalist, editor, novelist, creative writing lecturer and literary agent.
In 2009, I moved to London and found, as Proust said of Venice, that “my dream had become… quite simply, my address”. (Though the dream does includes a sojourn to the sunnier climes of California each winter.)
I used to be published by Penguin but am now an indie author. I’ve enjoyed and benefitted enormously from that switch and it led me to found The Alliance of Independent Authors, which I now run.
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From my website
Here’s a sneak peak of the book I’m working on now, The Pilgrim Soul. It’s the first in a trilogy about love and loss, based around the lives of the poet, WB Yeats, and the mother and daughter he loved, Maud and Iseult Gonne. The time is Christmas Day, 1893…
This post offers an answer to that question. I call it Creative Acceptance and it works better for me when adversity strikes than any of the coping strategies outlined last time. The idea is simple. Instead of resisting and railing against adversity, we allow it to deliver us into the present…
THIS WEEK ON THE BLOGS: On the Go Creative! Blog: I’m talking about The Seven Stages of the Creative Process There’s a post on How to invite Insights And Kira is posting her accountancy certificates back to make sure her boats are well and truly burned. On The Self-Publishing Advice Blog: There’s our usual Member Update A…