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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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NaNoWriMo Day 8: How to Survive the Next Three Weeks

When I first attempted NaNoWriMo, way back in 2008, I had never written so much in so little time. I was seventeen years old, in the middle of my final year of school, and I had only ever completed one … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Day 1: 10K or Biscuits

Yesterday, I attended the Dublin pre-NaNoWriMo meet-up, which provided an opportunity to both meet new authors, and place a bet with a couple. The stakes: reach 10,000 words on Day 1, or pay the forfeit of a packet of biscuits … Continue reading

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Future Contemplations and Current Plans of Action

I have a habit, particularly as I come near the end of an academic year, of thinking about the future. I focus on minor details, and big details, and very often it feels overwhelming and terrifying and full of horrible … Continue reading

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How to Make Friends as an Adult

One of the most difficult things about growing up is keeping in touch with the people you grew up with. Friendships are hard to maintain as you grow older, not because you drift apart from people on an emotional level, … Continue reading

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