Novels, depending on the genre, allow the reader to bring much of their own personal life to their stories, whereas plays are a different beast and rely on a great production and great acting.
Trish Cooke speaks with Caroline Sanderson about her Dominican heritage, her Yorkshire upbringing, how her parents’ love of stories inspired her as a teller of tales, and how her career kicked off in multiple directions all at once.
Over his long career as an art critic, Brian McAvera has compiled a collection of catalogues of Irish art exhibitions, offering a unique overview of twentieth and twenty-first century literary, artistic, and political life.
One word after another, writing is walking; the journey completes itself. Through the labyrinth, one word after another. Just write the next word.
When I'm writing a play I do sometimes imagine the audience reacting to a particular moment but not usually by vomiting, as happened once, or starting a fight.
I write because I can make a world in my head come alive on the stage or screen. I get to see the people who rattled around in my imagination eventually move out into a home of their own.
Nicola Baldwin describes her first forays into writing about medical science, and how this became a major theme in her playwriting.