Patricia’s Blog

Flowers overlooking a sea cliff in Achill

Writing about writing my book

May 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Writing about writing my book

There is nothing this writer likes more than writing about their writing process. A recent visit to the Coming Home Famine Art exhibition at Dublin Castle prompted these thoughts about the the writing journey for my new book which has the famine experience at its heart. Thanks for sharing my thoughts.

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Making Facts Dance

Apr 5, 2012 | Comments Off on Making Facts Dance

My piece in the current edition of here describes the path I travelled in writing my nonfiction book The Veiled Woman of Achill and the challenge of staying true to the facts of the story while building a compelling narrative around the 1894 dark events at the Valley House, Achill.    

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What is Poetry?

Feb 18, 2011 | Mary O’Donnell’s piece from the recently launched provides an insightful perspective from a practitioner into what poetry is and what poetry is not.   Mary O’Donnell: What Poetry Is

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