Damien B Donnelly’s Eat the Storms is published by Hedgehog Poetry, and it’s a felicitous pairing, as Donnelly frequently describes nature through vivid description with an artist’s judicious use of colour. Donnelly’s work contains plenty of alliteration (as ever), bucolic imagery, an always evocative use of language, and a rich plethora of themes, from theContinue reading “Eat the Storms by Damien Donnelly: Poetry review”
LT Lindberg’s The Lost Ones is a YA Fantasy tale that deals with notions of privilege, control, and responsibility. It opens with its female protagonist, Cayla, who’s stuck at an institution for troubled youth, in part because she believes that she’s from another world.
Austin Donnelly’s Whiskers, Feathers and Fur is a series of highly entertaining anecdotes about Donnelly’s career as a vet. Set mainly in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, the stories feature the various encounters – animal and human, and sometimes even the local vegetation – that Austin has on his travels, as he acts as aContinue reading “Whiskers, Feathers and Fur by Austin Donnelly: Book Review”
Concepts I Like: 1. Paring things backTell the story in as few words as possible. Exceptions include building atmosphere, but even then, keep it short. 2. Avoiding Description so judgement is left to the readerFor instance, use fewer subjective adjectives like “satisfactory”, “awe-inspiring”. Who finds it satisfying? Who’s being awed? Opt for (seemingly) more objectiveContinue reading “A List of 10 Concepts I Currently Like in Writing”
I hired Richard to edit my debut novel, Cape of Storms, in mid 2017. Since then, he has worked with me on and off for a period of two years. Apart from Richard’s eye for detail, I wanted and needed an editor who was not afraid to tell me the brutal truth, which he certainlyContinue reading “Testimonial”
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Years ago, when I was young and impressionable and dreamy and romantic and oh so foolish and thought I had something to offer and thought I could help the world—nay, thought I was MEANT to help the world, I fell in love. Hard. You know the kind—big sigh can’t sleep can’t eat can’t think can’tContinue reading “On Poetry”