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.
From my website
Can. “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford
Yeats’s near contemporary, TS Eliot, also pictures Christmas through the lens of the magi, though his are more human, more physical, occupying a poem full of the mundane details of travel: snow, lack of decent shelter, cursing camel-men, hostile cities and towns, dirty and overcharging villagers, exhaustion and confusion and…
Last Week: Go Creative With… Charles Dickens Creativity is a habit and cultivating good creative work means cultivating good creative habits. But what about the bad ones? Don’t you need the sex ‘n’ drugs to make the rock ‘n’ roll? No, says one of the greatest rockers of them all, Patti…