An idea can come in many forms. It can be an inkling, a notion, a concept, a feeling, a thought, an understanding, a hint, a picture, an awareness, even, contentiously, a form of knowledge. Ideas arise out of embodied experience and out of the intellect. They arise out of plurality. They are changeable and multiplicitous and sometimes… Continue reading ‘…And Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?’ The inevitable question for writers?
Easter 'The springtime celebration of Easter is a Christian tradition marking the day Jesus Christ is said to have come back to life. The day is a celebration of Christianity, but it’s also a celebration of new beginnings and the changing seasons. In 2021, Easter (was) celebrated on Sunday, April 4. On Easter Sunday, people… Continue reading Easter, And Other Spring Festivals Around The World
Also see https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/kids-and-teens-fan-club/ Mine and my sister's new colouring book based on the original illustrations in the book, A Posy of Wild Flowers Our New Colouring Book Has Arrived! I am happy to give you the good news that my sister and I have produced a beautiful colouring book, with poems about wild flowers and… Continue reading Colour, Create And Complete Your Own Works Of Art
Photo by Lalin Swaris On the 17th of March 2010 in Sydney, Australia, Sydney Opera House was illuminated in green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. 'The Tourism Ireland team in Sydney had the idea of marking 200 years since a governor called Lachlan Macquarie held an event to celebrate the Irish in Australia. Our team… Continue reading Global Greening On St. Patrick’s Day
In A Glance...What Draws People To A Book? Well, I would say going on my own personal experience.... The book titleThe cover designThe blurb on the cover or on the inside flap. The title is what people see first. It’s what they remember when they go home to look the book up. It’s what they say… Continue reading What’s In A Book Title?
Many of us admire the covers of old books , especially those for children. I personally love the art on them and the embossed look that many have, which turns them into something beautiful to treasure. This was known as the 'Golden Age' in children's literature, 'a period dating from around 1880 to the early… Continue reading Book Covers For Children’s Books: What Makes Them Memorable And Enticing?
Also see https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/kids-and-teens-fan-club/ My book, A Posy Of Wild Flowers, looks at flowers and trees to be found during the year and this is done in verse/poetry. Today I am looking at verses I learnt in school to do with the months of the year. The Garden Year Sara Coleridge January brings the snow, Makes… Continue reading Changing Months And Seasons In Verse
'Ireland Reads is part of the government-backed Keep Well initiative, and will encourage everyone to discover the joy of reading and participate in a national day of reading on Thursday, 25th February. It’s all about promoting the power of reading for enjoyment and wellbeing – combatting lockdown by encouraging people to get into a habit of… Continue reading Ireland Reads: A Keep Well Initiative
As this is the time of year to celebrate St. Valentine's day, I thought I would take a look at 'Romantic Literature'. We all love a good romance and always hope that the couple will overcome the odds and can be together. There is nothing more satisfying than when love is found and is mutually… Continue reading Romance In Books
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