The Novel (part 3) It may be a good idea to plan at what point in the story the high points will occur so that the writing remains lively and dramatic. Aim to use them in such a way that they draw the reader inexorably from chapter to chapter. So that at the end […]
Becoming a Writer In this ten-part series Kieran Beville aims to inspire, encourage and assist aspiring writers to fulfil their dreams to become authors. The Novel (part 2) I want to look a little deeper into the idea of writing a novel. You have an idea for a novel. You have let it […]
The Novel No writer of the first order needs the formula any more than a sound man needs a crutch. In his simplest moods, when he is seeking to amuse, he does not manufacture a plot, he tells a story. (George Bernard Shaw) Writing a novel is about telling a story. This involves preparing a […]
An Island of Scribes and Bards – Part 2 Limerick Literary Legends – Novelists By Kieran Beville Kieran Beville – Proud Limerick-man and former teacher of English Literature – continues in this second article of a three part series on Irish writers, notably Limerick authors, showcasing their immense contribution to Ireland’s rich literary heritage. This […]
Kieran Beville – Proud Limerick-man and former teacher of English Literature – begins a three part series on Irish writers and notably Limerick authors, showcasing their immense contribution to Ireland’s rich literary heritage. It seems that every other person in Ireland is a writer or an aspiring writer. This is reflected in the […]
Remembering the Start of “The Troubles” 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March – Derry – 5th October 1968 It was just a couple of years after the fiftieth-anniversary of the 1916 Rising and I was a pupil at CBS, Hassett’s Cross. The Christian Brothers celebrated that event and I remember winning a bronze plaque of Pádraig […]
How a bar in Greenwich Village, NYC played two important parts in the creation of Frank McCourt’s beloved novel. IrishCentral Staff @IrishCentral Sep 30, 2021 The tale of how the Lion’s Head bar along with three women Mary Breasted, Molly Friedrich, and Ellen McCourt led to the publication of “Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir”, published […]
Limerick’s Revival Press returned to The White House Pub today for its first book launch since the lockdown. Hugh McFadden’s ‘Further On Up the Road’ was launch by guest speaker and local poet Kieran Beville. Dominic Taylor of Revival Press said that it was a great occasion to return to the spiritual home of poetry in Limerick and that he looked forward to many more poetry events at The White House.