Tag: Book

January Blog: One Hundred Thousand Words

I’m happy to report that January has turned out to be a hugely productive for me, writing wise at least. I was too busy to have the January Blues and if anything, the long month meant that I actually got more work done! That’s not to say that what I’ve done will be winning a Pulitzer anytime soon but I’ve…

November Blog: NaNoWriMo and Novel Number Two

Well, it’s truly been a marathon of a month and I’m glad I did my training in the run up to it. I, somehow, passed the 50k word mark for NaNoWriMo today with a full day to spare. As of Sunday I was nigh on ready to throw in the towel as I wasn’t sure I’m make it but I…

October Blog: Attrition

The collective anticipation of NaNoWriMo is almost palpable.  Only one more day and then the manic month of writing begins. I have no reservations about participating in NaNo this year. Yes, it’s a tough slog and certainly not without its stresses but it’s also an opportunity to get a good chuck of a first draft done.  Of course, writers don’t…

Book Review: The Backwards Book: Poetry Therapy from Practice to Theory

Originally published in Éisteach: The Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy 15 (4) Winter 2015. Title: The Backwards Book. Poetry Therapy from Practice to Theory. Author: Niall Hickey Published: 2014 ISBN: 978-1-907855-07-8 A “backwards book”, as the name implies, means what is usually at the end of a book comes first and vice-versa. In this instance, the reader is immersed in Poetry Therapy…