Category Archives: Writing process

‘A dress for Kathleen’: family history in text and textiles

Every family has shadow people, the ones who slipped out of the story too soon, leaving a blank space where they should have been. In my father’s family that person was his sister Kathleen. She died after falling from her … Continue reading

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Writing for the Ear and the Rise of Audiobooks

As a writer with a background in radio, I’m really excited by the rise of audiobooks. The market is growing in double digits each year, and publishers are commissioning audio original fiction. More and more people are listening to books, … Continue reading

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Tutor Nessa O’Mahony writes about her new crime novel The Branchman

Most people know me as a poet. I’ve been writing poetry since the early 1990s and have been lucky enough to have books published with a fine poetry press, Salmon. But I’ve always been interested in stories. Many of my … Continue reading

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