Winners in Novel Fair — Irish Writers Centre

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/aspiring-novelists-chosen-for-novel-fair-2014-1.1672078

Yesterday was a big day for eleven writers who traveled to Dublin to the Writers Center for a prep day before the 2014 Novel Fair. What a lovely bunch and a great thank you to everyone who helped make it such a relaxing and informative session.
More to follow!

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Private Thoughts, Private World – Part 4 – Characters

found a new button, and like l’oreal, i think you’re worth it, taken from lindaghill, many thanks!

Linda G. Hill

In recent weeks of perusing different WordPress sites, I have come across on a few occasions writers talking about character development and how they will sometimes watch people and make up stories for them. I do this often. I get endless enjoyment from watching people’s mannerisms and body language as they relate to others.

I remember one instance when a friend and I were sitting on a park bench at a local public rose garden. We had been resting in quiet companionship for some time, enjoying being outdoors near dusk listening to the birds sing and watching people stroll through the park. There was one family I vividly recall – at least I assumed they were a family – a mother, a father and a son who pulled up in a car across the street. They got out and entered the park gates. The boy, around eleven years old, ran…

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