Lord of the Fingers

         ‘How are you anyway?’          ‘Not too bad. Things gone a bit weird around here, though.’          ‘How so?’          ‘There was big shit there last week. Cops all over the place.’          ‘What was goin on?’          ‘Some fella runnin around with a knife or a machete or somethin...’          ‘Where was he goin with that?’          ‘I think he was… Continue reading Lord of the Fingers

Mick Donnellan has second Play accepted for UK publication – Radio Luxembourg.

Delighted to have a second Play accepted for publication by Smith Scripts. Titled Radio Luxembourg it has previously been adapted for film (Tiger Raid) and premiered at the Tribceca Film Festival. Radio Luxembourg is now published and available for Amateur and Professional production throughout the UK and beyond. You can read more here: https://www.smithscripts.co.uk/product/radio-luxembourg-by-mick-donnellan/ *Want… Continue reading Mick Donnellan has second Play accepted for UK publication – Radio Luxembourg.

UK publication of Mick Donnellan’s Play – Sunday Morning Coming Down.

Great to see http://www.smithscripts.co.uk accept Sunday Morning Coming Down for publication. Exciting to know that it is now available for Professional and Amateur production throughout the United Kingdom. (Actors Cathal Leonard and Conor Geoghegan pictured above during national sell-out tour.) Click here for more. Cheers, Mick. Also want to check out Mick Donnellan's Novels? Click… Continue reading UK publication of Mick Donnellan’s Play – Sunday Morning Coming Down.

Thursday May 28th: Mick Donnellan’s New Monologue to be performed at Scripts Ireland Playwrighting Event.

​  You are cordially invited to: Alive and Online as part of the Scripts Ireland Playwrighting Festival. Thursday 28th of May. *8.30pm.* Tune in on this link: https://youtu.be/qw2eFhK4KU8 Join the Facebook event here: https://facebook.com/events/s/alive-online/237058244381110/?ti=as Further information on: www.scriptsireland.com Thursday May 28th will see the celebration of the Scripts Ireland Competition which ran from early May and will now… Continue reading Thursday May 28th: Mick Donnellan’s New Monologue to be performed at Scripts Ireland Playwrighting Event.

Notes on Procrastination – always give up on your dreams.

Gerry's says he's retiring soon and he's going to write a book. It's going to be a bestseller and maybe I'll read it and give him some notes when it's finished? I tell Gerry yeah, no problem, send it on to me. And when are you retiring? 'About three years from now.' He says. 'But… Continue reading Notes on Procrastination – always give up on your dreams.

Notes on Confidence.

It's over. It's done. No more writing. Time to delete all the files, all the words, all the articles and the half finished novels and badly baked stories. Take down the blogs. Remove all the links and pictures. Burn all the reviews. Put the laptop in the microwave and swing the microwave to full power.… Continue reading Notes on Confidence.

Notes on Rejection.

Rejection of your writing is the the best thing that can happen. It says you're doing something correct. Something right. When people reject something they are afraid of it. They don't know what it is, they don't understand what it's about, and they don't have the courage to follow through and find out. The majority… Continue reading Notes on Rejection.

Mokusatsu now available Worldwide in Paperback.

Mokusatsu   A New Novel    by   Mick Donnellan   Now available in Paperback.    **Price €10**  (Includes Postage and Worldwide Delivery. )**         Read more on http://www.mickdonnellan.com    

Applying for Funding – #27.

  Good few years ago, was looking for funding. Couldn’t find the application forms. There was a contact address for the Arts Officer on the site. Figured that was a good place to start.  Sent him an e-mail and two weeks later he hadn’t replied. Called the number and he didn’t answer. Left a voicemail. … Continue reading Applying for Funding – #27.

Truman Town Founded, First Play, Sunday Morning Coming Down – #26

It was raining in Galway. Imagine that. The light rain of morning welcome, caffeine from the clouds. Monday coming fast. Car in Tonery's car park since Friday evening. Was on the way back from some party in some house, some couch, some estate somewhere. The plan was to go back to Ballinrobe and it was… Continue reading Truman Town Founded, First Play, Sunday Morning Coming Down – #26