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Definitions of Creative Success

Here are some quotes from well-known achievers that offer their definitions of creative success, and thereby offer you a window into thinking about your own definition. (For “man” in these quotes, please read also woman. And men, can you please stop doing this?) “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” Bob Dylan “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” ~ Maya Angelou “The main thing is to be moved, to love, to…

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Friday Fiction. Going Under.

AFTER THE RISING. EPISODE FIVE: GOING UNDER The story so far: Jo Devereux is back in Mucknamore, the Irish seaside village where she grew up, for her mother’s funeral. In her will, her mother’s has bequeathed a pile of family papers and asked her to write about her family’s part in the Irish liberation struggle in 1922.   It might suit Jp to stay on and take refuge from the raddled life she’s been living in San Francisco since her friend Richard died. But how can she, now that the family pub and shop is to be sold?  And when Rory O’Donovan,…

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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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