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.
A quick post today about the new Bangor Literary Journal based in Northern Ireland.
The magazine asked for forty word stories a couple of months ago. I sent three, and one was highly commended. The awards ceremony and launch was held yesterday but I could not attend. But the Bangor Literary Journal is now online with ...more
Just into February and I have entered a number of competitions, and sent work to paying magazines as well as non-paying outlets this year. What have I been submitting? Flash - a diverse length depending on the publishers criteria.
Fifteen submissions ranging from 40 words to 1,612 are literary and one ghost story going to two ...more
Dreaming in Starlight is a short book by Philip Elliott.
Dreaming in Starlight Snapshot taken from Amazon. co. uk (which I hope breaks no rules).
Philip is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Into the Void magazine, a quarterly literary journal publishing prose, flash, poetry, and art. Read the reviews of the magazine here. https://intothevoidmagazine.com/
The journal ...more
"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