“I Don’t Take A P*** Without Getting Paid For It!” The Most Important Rule For Writers


By Niall McArdle Everyone has advice for writers, ways to get you started on that novel you’ve been thinking about for five years; ideas to deal with writer’s block; suggestions to buff your story to a fine polish. Every writer has their own idea of what does and doesn’t work.       Stephen King […]

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April A to Z: Y is for Yeats


By Niall McArdle   Anglo-Irish poet William Butler Yeats died seventy-five years ago in 1939. Born in Dublin in 1865, he was one of the driving forces of the Irish Literary Revival. He co-founded the Abbey Theatre. In 1923 he became the first Irishman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (the others are Shaw, Beckett and […]

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April A to Z: H is for Heaney


By Niall McArdle It’s been 7 months since the sudden death of Seamus Heaney, and for those who care about poetry the tragic loss is still fresh,. By the way, April in the United States is National Poetry Month. His life and work will be celebrated on April 23rd at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. […]

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