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Writers Resource: The Water Glossary by Carol Anne Connolly

Writers Resource: The Water Glossary by Carol Anne Connolly

A Must For All Writers: An Sanasán Uisce/ The Water Glossary

Writers Resource: The Water Glossary by Carol Anne ConnollyAs writers, like anyone in a trade, we like to have tools at our disposal and dictionaries, thesauruses and glossaries are some of the main tools we should have.

Just like my favourite dictionary, yes, I said I have a favourite dictionary, John Drurys ‘The Poetry Dictionary‘, I now have a new gem to add to my favourites, and this is Carol Anne Connolly’s ‘The Water Glossary‘.

This is a gorgeous little book, a collection of Irish terms for water in many different contexts producing stunning descriptions of landscape, weather and the natural environment, brilliantly researched and perfectly produced and designed.

New Project Introducing Resources For Readers, Poets and Writers

New Project Introducing Resources For Readers, Poets and Writers

A Full On Reading Year Ahead

New Project Introducing Resources For Readers, Poets and WritersPeople who know me personally know I read a lot throughout the year and break this reading into categories such as history, science, small fiction and a lot of non-fiction, but the vast majority of books I read are poetry books. I love using Facebook to find books which comes naturally through friends recommendations or befriending new writers.

Through this method I have read a bucket load of brilliant books and met really cool writers online. So, I have decided to re-read my poetry book collection and create a new resource called poet/writer in profile where I will introduce the writer, add some background, recommend rather than review the book and share and show some of the writers work.

How To Create Your Own Book Through Self Publishing

The joy and Horror of Creating Your Own Book

How To Create Your Own Book Through Self PublishingA few months back our writing group, well a combination of writers who had participated in Kevin Higgins creative writing classes in Galway on  Tuesday nights, decided to get together and produce an Anthology of poetry, which was exciting since not one of us had ever produced or been chosen for a book publication.

Actually, a few of us had never even been published at all. So the task upon us was a daunting one yet very exciting. Our goal was to have a book produced by ourselves and ready for the end of November (coming very soon) and that was back in June, maybe even before.

How To Write A Rictameter Poetry Form

Having Fun With Poetry Forms – Rictameter

How To Write A Rictameter Poetry FormI’ve decide to do (hopefully) a regular group of posts on poetry forms and their importance and use. I know many modern writers of poetry have opted just to write free verse in the belief the form is useless and out of date but I tend to disagree as to me, using forms is basically just about training and improving your writing brain and broadening your knowledge in your trade and industry, and adding some fun to your writing, bare with me. Today, let’s have some fun with the short crazy form of the Rictameter.