Category Archives: Writing & Writers

Ulysses by James Joyce

Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It was first serialized in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920 and then published in its entirety in Paris by Sylvia Beach … Continue reading

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Great New Book: The Presidents’ Letters (Ireland)

A collection of letters to the Presidents of Ireland from 1938-2021. Title: The Presidents’ Letters Author: Flor Mc Carthy Publisher : New Island Books ISBN: 9781848407695 Contributors include:  David McCullagh | Rory Montgomery | Martina Devlin | Catriona Crowe | Samantha … Continue reading

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RIP John Le Carré 1931-2020

David John Moore Cornwell, better known by his pen name John le Carré, was a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and 1960s, he worked for both the Security Service and the Secret Intelligence ServiceM15 and M16. His … Continue reading

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Who By John FitzGerald

A light wind ruffles the river poplars, rousing me from daydreams of gold and green; when it reaches here, the beech leaves shiver then settle back to this season’s regime of warmth and silence and limitless time – healing a … Continue reading

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RIP Ulick O’Connor 1954–2019

Title: Writer and critic Ulick O’Connor dies aged 91 Publisher : RTE Online Source: https://www.rte.ie/culture/2019/1007/1081602-ulick-oconnor/ The Internet, Online, 15/10/2019 Sample Text: Writer, poet, historian and critic Ulick O’Connor has died at the age of 91. Born in Rathgar in Dublin … Continue reading

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RIP Toni Morrison

Title: Toni Morrison, author and Nobel laureate, dies aged 88 Authors: Richard Lea and Sian Cain Full Text Online: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/aug/06/toni-morrison-author-and-pulitzer-winner-dies-aged-88 Online, The Internet, 07/08/2019 Sample Text: In a statement on Tuesday, her family and publisher Knopf confirmed that the author … Continue reading

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Surround Yourself With People Who Push You To Do Better….

Surround yourself with people that push you to do and be better. No drama or negativity. Just higher goals and higher motivation. Good times .

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Happy International Teachers Day

It’s World Teachers Day..Thank -You To All the Teachers Out There “When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude … Continue reading

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There is value in silence

“Silence is a source of great strength.” Lao Tzu “Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.”  Plutarch ‘I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality … Continue reading

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Happy International Cat Day

Happy International Cat Day From My Maine Coon Queen Marie And Myself Books About Cats: A Case Of Murder By Vernon Scannell A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly Alice’s Adventures … Continue reading

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New Writing Playlist – Blast From My Past

I created this new playlist to listen to while writing. It consists of 1980 and 1990 music, great hits from back in the day when I was growing up. Blast from the past! I had forgotten what great music we … Continue reading

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Goodbye Dear Friend Fly High – RIP Susan Abraham Asian Writer & Publisher

I learned today that a good writer friend of mine has lost her battle to cancer a few months ago. She was such a beautiful writer and compassionate soul. We were making plans to meet up in Dublin as we … Continue reading

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Wrinkles mean you laughed…..

Wrinkles mean you laughed, grey hair means you cared and scars mean you lived!

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Mandala Stone Tutorial – So Simple

This would be a great summer art project for the kids. Bring a freezer bag the next time you go to the beach. Let the kids collect stones and then paint them at home and place in the garden. It … Continue reading

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Not Everyone Can Handle The Truth

“Follow the truth of the way. Reflect upon it. Make it your own. Live it. It will always sustain you.” Gautama Buddha “Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.”  Michael Jackson “Amazingly unbelievable good things happen when you follow … Continue reading

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I Enjoyed This Book – The Better Angels of Our Nature….

Title: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined Author: Steve Pinker   ISBN: 9780143122012 Publisher: Penguin “If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this—the most inspiring book I’ve ever read.” —Bill … Continue reading

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Never Be Silent

Silence ‘This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations … Continue reading

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Freelance Academic Writing Jobs

Academic Knowledge Writing Jobs Fit work into your life; don’t fit your life around work. With a smart dashboard and fantastic support, Academic Knowledge can help you break free from your desk. How Do I get the work? Bid for … Continue reading

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New Writing Playlist On Spotify

  I need peace and quiet to write and what do I do? Turn Spotify Music on loud and sing as I write ..it works for me..ha Spotify Playlist More Writing Songs 2018 Hits        

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Love Singing This Song While Writing Blocking Out External Noises To Concentrate On My Words

Alice Merton Lyrics “No Roots” I like digging holes and Hiding things inside them When I grow old, I hope I won’t forget to find them Cause, I’ve got memories and Travel like gypsies in the night I build a … Continue reading

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