“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

— George Bernard Shaw

Category: Writing

Over the years I have created several blogs with different focuses, and you can find them all here.
Eventide Love is a collection of psychological thriller short stories, which has become the basis for a novel that I’ve had in the making for the last few years. Story Tweet Blog is a facts-based blog on emotional abuse. Through writing Eventide Love I amassed a following of avid, passionate readers, and through them discovered so many people affected by emotional abuse, so I decided to create a space to share more around emotional abuse and lobby for changes in attitudes and in our law towards this incredibly destructive force. I also created a blog under my own name where I write poetry.
Now I am bringing them all together under Absolutely Patsy, along with my Creative Writing journey, where I share tips and tutorials, as well as My Book Journey, sharing the processes from drafts to editing and working towards publishing.

Eventide Love

Break through that Wall with Focus

I have encountered a lot of stumbling blocks in the last few years and, on occasion, have caved in but then pulled myself together and moved forward with positivity and determination. So I want you to focus, focus, you can do it. I faced untold despair as I hit my fifties, lost sight of love,

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Eventide Love

Eventide Love

Eventide Love this is my story. In a speech at Wheaton College, Massachusetts, Carl Sagan spoke of how we humans share 99.6% of our active genes with chimpanzees. He described male chimps as aggressive and female chimps as non-aggressive. When under stress or threatened, male chimps become angry, pick up stones and hold them in

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Writing

The Power of Creativity

How a remote writing retreat defined my lockdown experience. I have had a specific manuscript tucked away in my desk for the last couple of years. It’s a psychological thriller with which I have a special connection, and while it has received positive feedback, I was never entirely happy with the plot, and, as time

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Creative Writing

Writing; Show Don’t Tell Exercise #1:

    The difference between ‘Show‘ and ‘Tell ‘is that ‘Show’ invokes from the reader a mental image of the scene/emotion. In contrast, ‘Tell’ is a statement of an action/emotion. The goal in your writing is to provoke a reaction in your readers, for them to feel the emotions your character is feeling. It sounds

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Creative Writing

Let’s write Love

Fundamental Start Points 1. Decide what the story is about Write the concept and argument of your story in a sentence, then stretch that out to a paragraph, and then to a one-page outline. Now you have the basic overview of your story and characters.  2. Set a Time and Place; This will ensure that

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Creative Writing

Writing 1 – Discover the Magic of Writing

What – What do you want to write about? There are so many genres in writing: Romance, Fantasy, Thriller, Detective, Mystery, Adventure, Horror. Or you might want to write a memoir, or what you are going through right now, possibly as a blog. And then there is Young Adult Fiction and Children. Whatever you want

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Creative Writing

Fuel Your mind with Creative Writing

Hi everyone, it’s a while since I posted on my blog. Wow what a time we are going through with the Covid 19 Virus. It’s like living in an sci fi movie. Isn’t it? Well since I last posted I have being doing a lot of writing courses and workshops. I have finished my book

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Story Tweet Blog

‘Groundbreaking’ psychological abuse now a Crime in Ireland

This article is shared from  The Journal.ie  first published May 3, 2018. NEW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE legislation has passed through all stages of the Oireachtas. Reforms included in the Domestic Violence Bill 2017 bring Ireland a step closer to ratifying the Istanbul Convention, which aims to combat domestic violence. Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan welcomed the passing of the

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Eventide Love

Eventide Love #10/1 – Dark Wildness

  I kissed him like he was my God, and I his protector. I kissed him with a desperate, dark wildness. I kissed him hard with my tongue, my teeth in utter abandonment. A storm built in both of us as he laid siege to my desire, his hands sliding down my body, clasping my

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