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NaNoWriMo –

Now that the Novel Fair deadline has passed, it’s time to hop onto the next big writing venture: NaNoWriMo. If you haven’t heard about NaNoWriMo before, worry not, because we’re going to give you the low down on the international writing sensation and how you can take part. What is NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as it’s more affectionately known, is a yearly writing movement that asks people from all over the world to write a novel in a month. How it Works On November 1st, you are challenged […]

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My Watchmaker’s Time by Joe Clarke

Joe Clarke’s first novel, Mirrors Don’t Tell Lies, was almost 6 years in the making having undergone a series of rewrites in the process. His latest publication, My Watchmaker’s Time, followed along in a similar vein although taking a year or so less to complete. This week I had a quick chat with Joe about his new novel from Selfpublishbooks.ie. “Once finished I had no real ambition to publish either works but subsequently gave in to family promptings,” Joe said, “I felt, at the time, that something as beautiful as […]

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Imhappynow.com

This week Selfpublishbooks.ie sat down with Diarmuid Hudner, author of Imhappynow.com, a story of three young people who come together to overcome being bullied through the website of the same name, a site free to access here. I asked Diarmuid if he has always been writing: “I have been writing since I was very young. I used to write poetry for a local newspaper from around the age of 15. I wanted to study English at University but at that time in Ireland it was very difficult to find any […]

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