There is madness in writing. Writing a story requires more than time, imagination, and will. It requires reining in the madness and applying some common sense. This article looks at three areas in particular. Tinkering; No matter what you’re writing, novel, short story, poem, a letter to your long-lost aunt (the one with the treasure […]
I once read a cheaply produced paperback called ‘The Mark Of The Beast‘, the mark being microchipped humans. Someone slipped it into my hand at Hammersmith Tube Station. It had a lurid green cover, I recall, and a traditional image of a horned devil. I remember sitting on the top of a London […]
There are moments in the life of the mind when a door slips open, a light shines through, and however briefly, it’s enough to change the colour tone of your existence forever. I was 13 or 14 years old when I saw John Hurt portraying Quentin Crisp in the biographical film, ‘The Naked Civil Servant’. […]
Funny old thing depression. I’ve had it for a long time, starting out when I was a kid, around 12 or 13 years old. I remember those days, I would lie in bed at night, hoping I wouldn’t wake up in the morning, and feeling disappointed when I did wake up, and then all my […]
Detective Moira O’Hoira and her sidekick Hughie Hogan get down and dirty on Dublin’s mean streets solving a gruesome murder.