A decade ago, in a world far, far away…

Warning: Blog contains personal views, graphic descriptions and graphic images that might not be your thing. Before the Beginning (ten years ago, Tralee, Ireland) The brooding clouds of Co. Kerry She woke between sleeps. We were all there, beside her. As she had been there for us since the moment we were born. The word …

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#VSS365 Anthology

Want to know more about the history of #vss365 ? Click here to find out more. Why have an anthology? As the original creator of #vss365, many people have proposed an anthology to me over the last few years. Why? In short, because it's something to celebrate. Many people have found a supportive, encouraging and …

The process of editing a novel (a.k.a the hardest yet most rewarding thing you can do as a writer)

The draft novel is finished. What now? Almost two years ago, I wrote a post explaining how I took zero words and managed to produce the first draft of a novel. I spent my entire life aspiring to do this almost impossible thing. Life is busy, hectic, full of responsibilities and serious stuff going on--but …