Guest Blog: James Lawless

Thanks for inviting me to your blog. As regards tips for writing, all I can say for sure is that the best tip is the act of writing itself, writing in a disciplined manner and regularly. What spurs me to write is the why of things. I believe life is not what you make it … Continue reading Guest Blog: James Lawless


Guest Blog: David Braziel

In his poem ‘Heredity’ Tony Harrison answers someone who questions how he became a poet with the wonderful line: “I say I had two uncles, Joe and Harry - one was a stammerer,  the other dumb.” It’s one of those poetic lines that I somehow instinctively feel is deep and full of truth but I … Continue reading Guest Blog: David Braziel

Guest Blog: Sean Preston

The joy of editing a literary magazine is, and should always be, finding something great. But there’s no point in pretending that pouring through submissions is always a joy in itself. The problem with writing is that we’re told: write about what we know. But that becomes a problem, at least for me, the editor, … Continue reading Guest Blog: Sean Preston

Guest Blog: Eve-Marie Power

WRITING GOALS  The infamous interview question: “Where do you see yourself in five years?”   Usually, it brings out a lot of waffle about ‘maturing in a professional capacity’ and ‘pursuing exciting opportunities’, a lot of nodding around ‘increased levels of responsibility’.  But, what if we ask this question of our own writing goals: Where do … Continue reading Guest Blog: Eve-Marie Power