Getting your words down on the page is a whole world removed from talking about doing it - WRITERS WRITE that’s what defines them. But, says prize-winning author Billy O’Callaghan, before they write, and during and after they write, they read. A lot. And they read well.
In this book Billy O’Callaghan lists his favourite writers, and presents their words of advice on the writing craft. He gives us insights on his own creative thought processes and his own favourite motivational moments. This is, in effect, a coaching book for writers, here, in Thomas McCarthy’s words “is the masterful advice that will make you stronger as a writer”.
Billy O’Callaghan is the author of three short story collections: In Exile (2008), In Too Deep (2009), and The Things We Lose, the Things We Leave Behind (2013), which won an Irish Book Award in 2013. His fiction has appeared in many magazines and journals around the world.
Learning from the Greats: Lessons from the Great Writers, written by Billy O'Callaghan. Cork: Cork City Libraries, 2014. ISBN 978-0-9549847-9-3