Notes on fear of public perception.

She wrote a novel a few years back but doesn't think it's any good. Put it under the bed and thinks about it sometimes, but not often. It was a story she wanted to write, a tale she wanted to tell but then felt it didn't hit the mark. Lacking truth somehow. Her influences were… Continue reading Notes on fear of public perception.

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 – The Artist.

Without the artist there is nothing. There is no stage, no play, no audience. No lights, no script, no lines to remember for actors that don't exist. There is no box office. No tickets sold, no posters on the window, no leaflets, no programmes, no social media advertising. No applause, no wine sold at the… Continue reading Notes on – The Artist.

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.

Hollywood to Vancouver

The hostel was on Crenshaw Boulevard. We had to go through Hollywood to get there. So we get off the train and me and old Jane are there with a world of bags and a continent of fatigue and we see all these film rolls on the walls. Jane knows what they are cos she… Continue reading Hollywood to Vancouver

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    

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.