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Writing

By Maeve Ward
In Competitions
Jul 8th, 2016
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Eason Creates Writing Competition 2016 From hundreds of outstanding entries, our panel of book experts have shortlisted a fantastic collection of 12 short stories as finalists in the Eason Creates Creative Writing Competition. We are delighted to have the fantastic Irish Young Adult Author Dave Rudde...
By Maeve Ward
In Competitions
Apr 26th, 2016
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CALLING ALL ROI SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS! It’s year two of our Eason Creates Writing competition and following on from the hugely successful 2015 launch we are delighted to invite secondary school students to take part in Eason Creates Writing ROI 2016. For the Northern Ireland Competition click her...
By Maeve Ward
In Competitions
Apr 26th, 2016
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CALLING ALL SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN NORTHERN IRELAND Eason are delighted to launch a new creative writing competition aimed at secondary school students in Northern Ireland. Eason Creates Writing NI 2016 is open to all 2nd level students, with entrants divided into three groups: Category 1: Year...
By James
In Competitions
Oct 2nd, 2014
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Calling all Secondary School Students! Following on from the hugely successful Eason Spelling Bee, which has seen over 1000 primary schools take part in our national spelling competition, we are delighted to launch a new creative writing competition aimed at secondary school students. The competition...
By James
In Guest Posts & Interviews
Jun 20th, 2014
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I wanted to be a writer as a child, but I struggled to find things to write about. People in books led adventurous lives and mine seemed boring by comparison. When I was small I wrote reams of Enid Blyton fan fiction until the act of repeating and retelling became unsatisfying. Although I stayed ‘wri...
By James
In Writing
Apr 30th, 2014
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There are many types of readers out there; some of us are casual readers, procrastinators or even book abandoners! Others are serial book-worms, book-clubbers and library-lovers! We want to know how crazy about books you are. Take our quiz to be included in our next book infographic.  ...
By James
In Recommended Books
Apr 23rd, 2014
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Sophia Hillan’s The Friday Tree is set in Belfast, 1955-1965, as tension builds before the Ulster eruption of 1969. The seeds of conflict are being sown and Brigid struggles to understand the complex adult world around her. The following questions are suggested points for you to discuss with yo...
By James
In Writing
Mar 25th, 2014
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Some people can finish a whole book in one or two sittings. Others read slowly and become deeply involved with their latest novel. How fast can you read? Take the following test to see how you compare to the average reading speed of 300 words per minute. Be sure to post your results in the […]...
By Guest Author
In Guest Posts & Interviews
Aug 7th, 2013
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Already a huge hit in the US, the New York Times best-selling Mr Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore is a charming and lovable first novel of mysterious books and dusty bookshops. Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco web-design drone and serendipity has landed him a ne...
By Guest Author
In Guest Posts & Interviews
May 28th, 2013
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What makes a crime novel really great? The ones that stay with you, the ones you come back to and the ones that stand head and shoulders above the rest. Critical to success is an engaging, clever, sometimes misguided, sometimes debonair main character. Whether it is Rebus, Wallander or Reacher, if yo...