I’m talking about observance, ideas and the special qualities that individual writers can bring to our sense and story making of this world.
As regards writing, finding stories, I do not believe in waiting for the muse, life is out there, stories are everywhere. Creativity often comes about purely by the juxtaposition of material or ideas from two apparently separate spheres of life, helping us to say things anew or with a stronger metaphor.
You can read the full post Creative Happenstance and the Writer’s Eye here on Writing.ie.
Mel Ulm runs a fantastic blog on the short story and is focussing very much on the Irish short story writer. He’s very interested in hearing from up and coming Irish writers in particular, so do get in contact with him through his blog. He’s kindly discussed one of my stories Truth and Silence on The Reading Life.
Lisa Redmond has a new review of my Housewife with a Half-Life on her book blog.
Finally, short story competition deadlines coming up this month include The Bristol Prize.