My latest blog was posted on the AFEPI website yesterday. I hope you enjoy it! Although editors primarily work with words, they are often asked to review supporting images. This can lead to problems, however, if editors stray from the brief and make subjective comments about the aesthetic quality of the images. Designers, feeling protective…
Marathon in a Month 2022
I'm delighted with the write-up for my current Marathon in a Month challenge! Argus, 20 July 2022 You can donate at my fundraising page.
The Ghosts of Past Dylans
I am delighted to report that my recent essay "Multitudes of Memories: The Ghosts of Past Dylans" was published in the latest edition of ISIS, the world's longest-running print magazine dedicated to the works of Bob Dylan.
Launch of the new Irish PEN/PEN na hÉireann
On the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, Sunday, 15th November, the new Irish PEN/PEN na hÉireann will be launched. Read more.
Them Dirty Broken Pencil Blues
Writer’s block can afflict even the most experienced writers. Without warning, the blank white page can rise up like an insurmountable iceberg. Read more.
Times Ain’t Now Nothing Like They Used to Be
In "James Alley Blues", Rabbit Brown leads us down the dark corners of his troubled mind. Read more.
The Crazy Birth of the Blues
People have been battling with the blues – or the “blue devils” as they once were known – ever since they started falling in love with each other back in those dark caves. Find out about one of the earliest blues songs, "Crazy Blues"!
In loving memory of my mother Mary Hanratty, late of Bellurgan Point, Dundalk, who died 5 October 2005.
Editing: The Human Touch
This post, written for AFEPI, explores how a positive and collaborative working process between the author and the editor benefits the work and the ultimate end user: the reader.
Our Human Is Still Here
How do cats react when their owners start spending more time at home?