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Kakorrhaphiophobia. It’s a great word, isn’t it? No, it’s not the title of a song by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich. It’s a condition that we all suffer to some degree. If you write, you probably live with it every … Continue reading

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House and Holmes

Legacy. Get any writer drunk enough, and she will admit to a fascination with the subject. We revere that of our heroes; we obsess over what our own may be. Here in Ireland, we honour writers with the sort of … Continue reading

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The Worst Thing I Ever Heard

Last month Terry Pratchett died. I mentioned it to a group of fellow writers. All but one of them said, “Who?” Reading, it transpires, is something most of them don’t do. Not read? To quote The Princess Bride that’s just … Continue reading

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