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Words by Water Kinsale Literary Festival 2017

Last week saw the first every Words by Water Kinsale Literary Festival held in, the beautiful town of, Kinsale. The festival lasted from Thursday to Sunday and featured many talented writers from Tara Flynn, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, Paul Howard and many, many more.

There were workshops and readings galore and I was thrilled to attend both Sarah Moore Fitzgerald’s workshop and reading. Continue reading “Words by Water Kinsale Literary Festival 2017”

Fiction · Writing · Writing Wednesday

Lead Characters- How I Like Them

The most important thing for me when writing is to create a relatable lead character. It’s what I always look for in the books I read. Plot can only take you so far, it’s the characters who carry you through the story. The key thing to remember when creating interesting and relatable characters is that this does not always mean a likeable character. In fact, I think relatable and likeable can often be found on opposite ends of the personality spectrum. Continue reading “Lead Characters- How I Like Them”

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Children’s Book Review: Monkey Blue

I had to pleasure of reviewing the first in a new children’s book series called Monkey Blue and Friends.

Monkey Blue is written by Laura Quinn and illustrated by Kevin McHugh,

The series was inspired by Laura’s own little monkey Cian and began life as a collection of stories she wrote about her son, originally entitled Curious Cian. Continue reading “Children’s Book Review: Monkey Blue”

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Book Review: The Other Side of the Wall by Andrea Mara

Welcome to my very first book review. I’m going to be completely honest, I was never going to say I didn’t like this book. Andrea Mara is a blogger at Office Mum and has now become a fiction writer. I mean that’s goals right there- and I would never stockpile bad karma by writing negatively about someone who’s footsteps I hope to follow. Continue reading “Book Review: The Other Side of the Wall by Andrea Mara”