I am a writer and filmmaker from Dublin Ireland, and author of the novels LADY BETH (Winner of the Carousel Aware Prize BEST NOVEL 2017) and ARKYNE, STORY OF A VAMPIRE. I have also written several 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 IN RIBBONS (2015) which has screened at festivals worldwide. See awards and nominations here. WATCH the film 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 manager (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…