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Sometimes, Writers Don’t Write

Sometimes, “a writer writes” seems like the only writing advice anyone has to offer. The mantra, and variations of it, pepper my Facebook feed, Twitter feed, and several of the writing blogs I follow. But, while the mantra is not untrue — and is meant as...
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The Ambition of Art

Today, I was reintroduced to the beauty of pure creativity. I was at a coffee shop with an old friend, a multi-talented artist. As we caught up, I marveled at the eager abandon with which she discussed her recent creative projects. To her, these projects weren’t even...
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The Apathy of Art

You taste the thrill of unfettered creation. Your Muse appears, and you’re off like a lost kite in a whirlwind of ideas. You ride it. Your productivity soars high; your dreams soar higher. Caught up in the moment, you promise the Muse everything: you’ll create without...
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Sometimes, Writers Don’t Write

Sometimes, “a writer writes” seems like the only writing advice anyone has to offer. The mantra, and variations of it, pepper my Facebook feed, Twitter feed, and several of the writing blogs I follow. But, while the mantra is not untrue — and is meant as...

read more

The Ambition of Art

Today, I was reintroduced to the beauty of pure creativity. I was at a coffee shop with an old friend, a multi-talented artist. As we caught up, I marveled at the eager abandon with which she discussed her recent creative projects. To her, these projects weren’t even...

read more

The Apathy of Art

You taste the thrill of unfettered creation. Your Muse appears, and you’re off like a lost kite in a whirlwind of ideas. You ride it. Your productivity soars high; your dreams soar higher. Caught up in the moment, you promise the Muse everything: you’ll create without...

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Ideas are Bulletproof – and Dangerous

As the credits rolled on V for Vendetta, many thoughts rolled through my mind. While the film raises more questions of philosophy and morality than it answers, the theme that struck me most was the incredible power of ideas. “Beneath this mask there is more than...

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The Writer’s Manifesto

THERE IS NO WRONG WAY TO WRITE. This is my world; my story. It comes from my head and my heart. I have no thematic obligations; I have no stylistic obligations. My stories are my own; a piece of me. I will embrace the strength and the weakness. My process is exclusive...

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About E.M. Irish

Welcome to the blog of writer E.M. Irish, where art meets life and fantasy informs reality. Read thoughts on literature, art, and fantasy, and how they shape the world we live in.

When not blogging or noveling, you'll find Irish playing Dungeons & Dragons, drinking chai lattes, and reading whatever she can get her hands on.

What I'm Writing

The Phoenix Gambit
Phase:First Draft
Due:1 month
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