I am a writer and filmmaker from Dublin, Ireland, and author of the novels LADY BETH (Eric Hoffer Award Winner 2019 and Winner of the Carousel Aware Prize BEST NOVEL 2017) and ARKYNE, STORY OF A VAMPIRE. I have also written several short stories and award-winning feature-length and short screenplays. I am writer and director of the short film, FRAMED, currently screening at festivals, and have written and co-produced ADAM (2013) and also IN RIBBONS (2015) which has screened at festivals worldwide. See awards and nominations here. WATCH IN RIBBONS HERE.
In 2018, I was a finalist at the Blog Awards Ireland, and was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2016. I recommend Books, Film and Theatre on The Librarian’s Cellar. I work on a freelance basis as a qualified cultural event programmer (Literature and Film). A qualified Librarian, I also hold a HDip in Adult Ed, and facilitate screenwriting and creative writing workshops.
Memory makes history, and with time, the past becomes a collection of stories, some perhaps, better than others.
The bad ones – if you find a way to exorcise them – lose their power over you. Writing them down is one such way, breathing through that white space between the words.
Detachment – just enough to write in the third person – is looking outside of the experience, and hopefully, through a fresh pair of eyes, further embeds that stripping of power; seeing it play out from another perspective. Releasing.
Appreciate the white space – where you, your characters and your readers can breathe…