Hello and Welcome!
I'm delighted you have taken a moment to visit my site. Today, St Patrick’s Day 2016, I'm reading through blurbs and biographies for authors that I’m interviewing on two panels as part of Cork World Book Festival 2016.
I’m conscious of the differences in these authors - both style and genre - and want to put enough prep into my questions to make the interview panel slots as entertaining and valuable to the readers and writers in the audience, as well as helping it be a successful event and opportunity for the panelists themselves.
One difficulty I’m having is quashing my own curiosity as I prepare questions. How do these authors approach a new story? What planning technique do they use when plotting and shaping the story? Do they invest time in a detailed outline or merely sit and start writing and allow the magic of writing and creativity decide the route their story is going to take?
And with regard to research - how they curtail the time spent googling and reading through reams of materials? How do they ensure research slips invisibly into the story?
And my curiosity extends to much more!
Contact me if you have any interesting questions for my panelists. Varied opinion always makes for improved content.
Other than that, I’ve been proofing some children’s stories and I”m still beavering away on my ghost writing project - nearly there now (honestly!) but I am afraid to leave anything out, it is so interesting!
Autumn 2016 is the proposed publication date...so I'd better get back to work and get my part of the process fine tuned to within an inch of its life as this story truly deserves perfection! And when I am finally raising a glass to its completion, I plan to let my imagination loose once more and delve into the pleasure of creating fictional characters, setting, location and of course complicated plots and relationships. Hopefully I will learn some ways to improve how I write and research from the panelists I’m interviewing in April.
My other books are still being read in all formats and Where There’s A Will is also available in Audio version.
On a more spirited note (!), I was amused recently to see a whiskey called 'Writer's Tears' in Courtney's Bar, Killarney! For literary purposes, I sampled a hot whiskey...and can honestly say it hit the creative spots and certainly tasted like more!
My contact details are at the end of the page, I’d be delighted to hear from you. Please feel free to drop a line if the mood takes you. Receiving feedback keeps me (and Buster - see photo of my loyal companion) motivated and at the desk!
Take care ....and for those of you who are writers, keep writing!
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