Welcome to my web site. Here you will find information about my books and the writing courses and workshops I facilitate around the country of Ireland. I have a life long love of writing and drama and I have worked with directors, theatre companies, actors and writers. I also read scripts, and offer editing and beta reading services. Strange to some but I love editing, and making a piece of writing the best it can be.
Workshops & Writing Courses
I teach a number of courses and workshops including a very popular memoir writing course that has yielded some great results. A collection of short memoirs called Down Memory Lane was produced and published last year with all proceeds going to the local Alzheimer Societies patient comfort care fund. I also teach short story workshops, novel writing classes, and do private one to one tuition. More information can be found on the Workshops & Writing Courses page.
My blog is where I share my love of all things creative. You will find book reviews, my view on theatre performances, radio, sculptures, workshops, meetings etc. I try to keep my blog updated as often as possible detailing events that I attend, books I’m working on, life as a writer, publishing details, and whatever rocks my boat. My latest blog posts are listed below so be sure to check them out and subscribe so you don’t miss out on what is going on.
A number of my books are complete and ready for publication. If anyone out there is interested in publishing them and providing royalties, I’ll always listen. If I self-publish they will be made available in both paperback and e-book formats from Amazon and all leading bookstores. For more information and to read the blurbs for each title please visit my books page.
"Marley's Ghost", Original illustration by John Leech from A Christmas Carol
Flash novella, or as Bath Flash Fiction, an International rolling flash fiction competition, call it a Novella-in-Flash contest. The Ad Hoc flash fiction is an arm of Bath Flash Fiction. http://lyndakirby.com/flash-short-fiction/
"Flash novella" may sound like an oxymoron, but Meg Pokrass and other writers in this ...more
Thai spirit house
Yes, I am trying for a final, final edit but to be honest, I don't think it will be the final. I am pushing it, though, because the publisher I plan to contact has open submissions again.
But the last edit was a debacle. Trying to mix third person narrative with first person ...more
Visual Verse: An Anthology of Art and Words
One image, one hour, 50-500 words.
The picture is the starting point, the text is up to you.
Visual Verse published my entry for this month's picture prompt. The challenge is to write up to 500 words in an hour then submit. I have reread my submission and noticed two ...more
Rewriting can be fun, as well as tedious. In my blog on POV, http://lyndakirby.com/point-view/ I described how I was rewriting a novel by changing at least one point of view character from third to first. As I have progressed with the rewriting, I am content with having the second protagonist remain in third person but ...more
If you don't already know of it, I recommend checking out Ad Hoc fiction flash contest online. http://adhocfiction.com/2015/04/about/
Every Wednesday, a word is given as a prompt for a 150 word flash. Write and submit; Ad Hoc will long list and publish; then the public votes for the winner. The winner receives entry into the Bath Flash ...more