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My Definition of Creative Success

Success as a conscious creator is something you’ll have to define for yourself. Creatives don’t go along with convention or consumerist pressures, we turn our deepest, most personal values into value for others. As a conscious creator, your definition of success will have two aspects: a big, wide, deep, high vision, that can encompass everything you do, in life and work. This is your “mashion“, your own blend of mission and passion. It can take time to work out what it is and it can hold you, your whole life long. Success as a Conscious Creator: My Mission and Passion As…

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What Happens After The Rising?

The Irish Independent caught up with me while I was at the Yeats Summer School in Sligo to talk about the Easter Rising of 1916, what it meant to WB Yeats and what it meant to me, growing up in a small Irish village in the 1960s and 70s, in the shadow of the Irish civil war of 1922/23. Next Easter, I hope to be back in Wexford to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising. For me, if we don’t take this  opportunity to talk about what followed on six years later we will have, in WB Yeats’s words, “disgraced ourselves again”. The shame…

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Irish Secrets of The Past Uncovered

Exciting news from Ireland (for history nerds).  Secrets of the 1916 Easter Rising and War of Independence have been revealed by a new project from The Bureau of Military History that focusses on eyewitness accounts of the time. How I would have loved these to have been available when I was researching my first novel. In those days, I had to hunt deep – in the National Library, museum of military history, University College Dublin Archives and other archival sources, for accounts of what had actually happened. So much myth and legend surrounds those times in Ireland, with so many commentators…

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Change To Friday Fiction

Because I’ve just been given an exciting new screenwriting opportunity (of which more anon)…  and because, as advised by Joanna last week, I need to have my published novels e-reader-ready for Christmas…  and because I’m also publishing a poetry book this month…, I find I have to put Skin Diving on hold. This hurts. I’ve spent days resisting. Firstly, your feedback told me you were enjoying the chapter-by-chapter, Friday fiction slot. So was I. And I’ve been carrying this story about the MacIntyre family for years. A part of me, a very big part of me, wants more than anything to write this book. That’s…

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