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Writing about writing my book

08/05/2018 Comments off

Loop HeadThere 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 Writing.ie for sharing my thoughts.

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Making Facts Dance

05/04/2012 Comments off

My piece in the current edition of Writing.ie 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.

 

 

What is Poetry?

18/02/2011 2 comments
 
  

 

http://www.writing.ie/writers-toolbox/writing-better-poetry/getting-started-poetry/131-mary-odonnell-what-is-poetry.html

Mary O’Donnell’s piece from the recently launched Writing.ie 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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