NaNoWriMo 2013: Want to Write a Novel?

A great challenge, up there with the Dublin City Marathon. I have mine on the back burner and think I know where its going so I think I’ll stick with it this year. Maybe I’ll have it finished by next year and can start number 2.

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It’s just a few days until November, and you know what that means: National Novel Writing Month, better known ’round these parts as NaNoWriMo, is near.

Have you always wanted to write a novel?

We know some of you have been waiting all year for this month! For those of you who are new to this project, here’s the gist:

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Launch of Autumn Boyne Berries in 2013

It turned out to be a swell night. Full to capacity. My piece was one of the last; Hindsight, introducing Digby Butters to the Trim set.

Launch of Boyne Berries 14

Orla Fay, Kate Dempsey and Caroline Carey Finn
If you happen to be anywhere in the Meath area on Thursday night next and poetry or the written word is your gift then the Castle Arch Hotel in Trim sees the launch of “Boyne Berries 14” the literary magazine of the Boyne Writers Group. Always an interesting read and one that attracts submissions that are both local and from much further afield it is now firmly established on the literary scene. Kate Dempsey of the “Emerging Writer Blog” and well known poet is the guest editor this time (Link to the right) and the start time for the event is 8pm. A chance to mix and mingle and maybe read a poem or two with refreshments afterwards. See Boyne Writers website for further details. 

Roisin O’ Farrell Artist – The Tea Cup Scandal

Another lovely piece of art work.

Another lovely piece of art work.


That little piece about Cissie’s walk in cupboard and the bottle of apple blossom body lotion ( well the empty bottle ) I got from my granny has paid off with an original oil painting of china cups by Roisin O’ Farrell.

Ah ye will! & The winner is..

Ah ye will!

Ah ye will! 20x20cm oil on canvas €495

And the winner is..

Big congratulations to Caroline Finn from Kinnegad who wins this little teacup painting in the Irish Farmer’s Journal – Country Living Magazine competition.

Caroline’s winning entry was published in yesterday’s Country Living Magazine along with the two runners up.