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You've heard of the Fighting Irish. But what about the Writing Irish? This group is for Wild Geese members who like to read, write, talk about writing, or er, write about writing. Also a place to discuss writers from Ireland or the Diaspora. 

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In giving an Author's Speech

Started by Claire Fullerton. Last reply by Claire Fullerton Jun 23, 2015. 2 Replies

Hello Fellow writer Geese!This occurs to me to bring to the table for your input: I was asked to be a speaker at an "Author's Speaker Series," which looms large, as it will be this Saturday. I'm now…Continue

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Comment by kimberly on March 17, 2015 at 8:21am

Here's the site to preview my book THE LONGING www.friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/119734000013105283.

Hope you like it. You'll be able to purchase it soon!

Thanks,

  Kimberly

Comment by Claire Fullerton on June 22, 2015 at 10:23am

I believe I strike every chord in the Writing Irish group description above! I am one of those writers who thrills at the prospect of turning my spirit inside out in the pursuit of communicating via the written word. It is something I come to by sheer force of nature, and I view writing as a high art whose importance is nothing short of the most salient vehicle of which we are gifted in this cacophonous world in the pursuit of connecting with others.  From my myopic vantage point, it is my conclusion that writers make the world go round, and they come in many forms; there are those valuable writers who write to inform, to educated, to preserve history, and then there are those such as I that write to articulate beauty; to point out the obvious in case nobody's looking; to compare notes on this business of living; to simply say there is common ground in our individual uniqueness. As for the joy of finding this writing group, I can not really say what it is I hope to bring to the table; it's tempting to say that I have two books out ( one literary fiction set in Eire) and to provide my fellow Geese with my writers bio, but I'm thinking I'd like to write about writing, perhaps ask other Geese how writing feels to them. I've always thought when it comes to writers, it's not so much that one aspires to being one, it's more like they get in touch with the fact that they are...Slainte to all! I'm happy to be here! 

Comment by David Lawlor on June 22, 2015 at 3:26pm

I write because i love the process of teasing out a story, making it flow and trying to create characters and dialogue that are believable and which make the reader want to keep turning the page. I feel a certain unease at those times when I haven't written for a while. I suppose, like many of us, I have the bug. 'm glad to meet like-minded people

Comment by John W. Hurley on June 23, 2015 at 6:27pm

Hi All,

Sorry for the delay in posting anything. But I just wanted to say that it's nice to meet you and great to see people interested in the "Writin' Irish". I look forward to some great discussions.

John


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Comment by Joe Gannon on March 2, 2016 at 8:28pm

What has kept me writing articles about various figures from Irish and Wild Geese history is that every time I research one person or event, it seems to lead to another. And so often I'll be astounded at some of the accomplishments of people who are virtually unknown by most people. The last two articles I wrote were very good examples of that. John Gregory Bourke had an amazing life as both a soldier, a scientist and an author, and then George Thomas, who began life dirt poor in rural Ireland and somehow managed to rule his own small "kingdom" in India for a short time. It's incredible how many people like this one finds in researching the history of the Irish inside the country and all around the rest of the world where the Irish Diaspora spread. Often there are plenty of historians who know who these people were, but it’s fun to bring them to the attention people who are more of the general public here on WGT. 

Comment by David Lawlor on March 3, 2016 at 1:12am

Hear, hear! try to do something similar on my own blog. Must read your articles about these gentlemen now, Joe. Thanks.

Comment by michael dunne on March 4, 2016 at 12:09pm

Its never too late...

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