Category Archives: Mat Danaher

who has read the works of Herbert Quain?

I particularly love this Irish writer’s 1936 work “April March”, a novel with nine different beginnings which fork back in time… Actually I haven’t read anything by him and I doubt you have either. Have you ever had an idea … Continue reading

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creative writing for fun but not profit

I think most of us in the Writer’s Asylum are realistic about the limited opportunities for financial profit from our writing. I wrote in March about some of the outlets for creative writing that have arisen as a result of … Continue reading

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don’t be scared

Of a blank screen. Theoretically I try and write something creative everyday. In practice I totally fail at this, and generally end up writing on Saturday and Sunday mornings when I tend to wake earlier than everyone else for some … Continue reading

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the silver girl

I was woken up by a banging at my bedroom door, I bet myself Hetty had found herself covered in tin foil again. I yawned and shouted at her to come in. The flimsy wooden door almost swung off its … Continue reading

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what does creative writing look like?

In creative writing groups and classes we often talk about and think about creative writing as being about writing short stories, or longer stories. This generally means we focus on the different forms of the above definitions; sometimes poetry or … Continue reading

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A rose by any other name

The Clerkenwell Writer’s Asylum inaugural writing prompt challenge! At our first regular meeting of 2015 last night, the idea of using writing prompts to help encourage those of us who need an extra push to get writing, or just like … Continue reading

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