You might want to start by checking out BellaOnline -The Voice of Women. Don’t be misled by that address. It should take you to the home of that site and an interesting article on IRISH LIFE IN THE 1800’s.https://www.bellaonline.com/ Since many of the poor Irish of the period ended in the Workhouse or the Poorhouse,…Read more 1. General resources related to Ireland and the Irish people.
Look around you. What would it be like if half of the people living in your state disappeared? That’s what happened in Ireland in the middle of the 1800’s. In Ireland before the famine of the late 1840’s, over eight million people called Ireland home. Then over a million people died of starvation and disease…Read more 2. If you have Irish ancestors, you might enjoy the book I’ve written: Leaving Ireland. But for the moment, check this out:
You must build tension. Things must happen to and involving your key characters that put them at risk. The longer you can make that tension last or build new reasons for tension, the more un-put-downable will your story be.
Carol Brennan King March 8, 2022 This week we discussed some of the business sides of writing and promoting. Therefore, because I want to leave you with helpful resources, I am going to pass on to you some comprehensive websites I have found useful. We talked first about the path to publication with the tools…Read more Creative Writing and Memoir Class Notes
We must consider the people who share or impacted our story and how our writing about them impacts them. We can hurt feelings. Does that matter? Do we have enough distance to be rational about what happened?
February 23, 2022 by Carol Brennan King Reading Like a Writer If you want to write, you must read! And intentionally, with your eyes peeled, as my father used to say. Read the genre you write in – not just that genre, but for sure read books like you want to write. You need to…Read more Creative and Nonfiction Writers Class Notes
Creative and Memoir Writing Class Notes by Carol Brennan King We talked in class at the Abington Community Library in Clarks Summit, PA, this week about the reality that all writers are not created the same. But you knew that already. Some of us are Pantsers: those who write our story “by the seat of…Read more Planning Your Novel or Memoir: Feb. 16, 2022
Carol Brennan King February 9. 2022 This week in our library writing class, we talked about journaling, how to do it and why. I bet you’d never imagine how many kinds of journaling there are to do, nor how very valuable journaling as a practice might be. And if you can't remember all those ideas, here's…Read more Journaling For Your Life or at least your career, or hobby!
So you want to write.....something? Feb. 2, 2022 by Carol Brennan King Ready, get set, WRITE! In our first class of the season yesterday, we went back to basics and talked about how to get set up for a successful writing project. The first thing we discussed is taking yourself and your writing seriously. I…Read more Class Communications!
January 29, 2022 from the desk of Carol Brennan King Long time, no ??? See doesn’t work, or maybe it does. It has been a log time since you have seen me here. That does not mean that I have stopped caring about our writing community. I have been taking classes – the most recent…Read more Classes Start This Week