Category Archives: writing

Britain got any talent?


I was asked to write this for a national paper in Ireland, but thanks to Simon Cowells legal team the paper were too scared of litigation.  Its here on my blog where I can publish what I choose. In late September last year Jackie … Continue reading

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Finished my Masters!!!!!


I cannot really believe it, but I handed in my Thesis on friday 25th January and my Masters in Professional Writing is complete! Never will there be a more apt time to overuse exclaimation mark!!! What started two years ago … Continue reading

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London Screenwriters Festival here I come!!!


Slowly but surely over the last two years I have got increasingly more confident about my abilty as a writer and in particular as a screenwriter. Last autumn when I first became aware of The London Screenwriters Festival I thought … Continue reading

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#89 Joan and Jackie writing a play…..


Hi Everyone, myself and Jackie Corrigan are co-writing a play based on my blog.  We are hoping to get it staged in May/June – more details to follow – but what we need right now is a theatre company name. … Continue reading

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#86 London Book Fair


As part of my MA we are encouraged to attend The London Book Fair in April. So I have booked the flight and accommodation- all I have to do now is finish the 30,000 words of my book. I also … Continue reading

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#64 Meet Micheal D tomorrow…..


We are invited to to the Aras (President’s House) tomorrow to join in the turning of the lights in the House and Gardens. I have new a new dress for Aoife, a shirt, tie and waistcoat for Charlie. So now … Continue reading

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#62 I have written 30,000 words!!!


I felt so positive after meeting Chris Binchy, that I stared to think about how best to write my book.  Then I had a eureka moment – I would copy and paste from my blog into word and then I … Continue reading

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