Lynda Kirby – Author & Writing Coach
Welcome to my voice on the Internet. Here you will find information about my books and the writing courses and workshops that 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 workshop including a very popular memoir writing course that has yielded some great results. A collection of short memoirs called Down Memory Lane was produced. We are currently preparing an anthology of memoirs for publication from course stories. 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
Latest Blog Posts
- This was an excellent first production by Muddy Hands, a group of disparate drama lovers whose aim is to encourage creativity through artistic expression, and put on great shows throughout the surrounding rural communities. People in the group hail from Westmeath, Meath and Cavan.
A great way to focus and develop ideas. A drabble resulting from last year's Staday was published and since is one of the nominees for Best Short Fiction 2017. I'm looking forward to the month.
Let me know if you sign up, and I can follow you on the site. Good luck. more
- Yesterday, I was privileged to facilitate a memoir workshop for writers in Fermanagh and Omagh. It was a glorious day, and the hour and a half drive was pleasant, and hassle-free.
Fermanagh House, Enniskillen
Thirteen people signed up with a balance of men and women from two writing groups. We worked in the Boardroom of Fermanagh ...more
- So, I am well on my way to building another 100 rejections this year.
But can I really count this as a rejection? Only because they were not selected at this time. And the editor's remarks say it all.
Your work did not lack in craft or depth, and I ask that you not think of this ...more
- You can guess from the title that I received a rejection but it never made me feel dejected. On the contrary, I felt hopeful. I submitted three short stories and this is the full wording of the rejection.
Thank you for sending us ... (removed). We have received a number of submissions ... for consideration to ...more