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Planning a Short Story: Case Study of ‘Wrong Side of the Bed’

In my time at the Geek Mart, I’ve produced 15 booklets, each with a short story in them similar in style to Wrong Side of the Bed and I’m often asked two things: 1. ‘Did you write all of these?’ (usually by … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt: Something Old

Traditionally, a bride on her wedding day has with her something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. It’s considered good luck on a wedding day, but it isn’t necessary. Equally, we can consider ourselves lucky as writers to … Continue reading

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How to Write a Haiku

A few years ago, I picked up the habit of writing haiku as a warm up exercise. This was especially useful when I was writing Balor Reborn, because I was trying to write and publish the book in a week. (Spoiler … Continue reading

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Quarterly Review: Jan-Mar 2017

Something I tried a year ago on YouTube was a “quarterly review” video, to look back over the previous three months and examine different areas of my life. That didn’t really pan out. But given the fact that I have … Continue reading

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First Convention: K-Con 2017

In 2015, I went to my first ever convention: Anime Dublin. I followed this up for my thesis by attending four more conventions  during the summer, and one more in November of that year. I reduced my convention numbers significantly … Continue reading

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Resolutions and Killer Cats

Half a month into 2017, and there have been some developments in my creative life. There have been some updates on the comic front, along with a plan in place for a couple of larger projects, and a regular IRL … Continue reading

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Fair Wages and the LUAS Workers

Lately, Irish social media has exploded with posts for and against the LUAS workers’ strikes. Specially, their request: for a 53% pay rise on their €32,000 starting salary. It’s hard to look at that and take them seriously, and that’s … Continue reading

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