What makes a page turner? – video
Watch Maeve Binchy discussing what she thinks makes a page turner.
Tips for aspiring writers – video
Watch Maeve Binchy giving good advice and wisdom on getting your book published.
Short stories vs novels – video
Watch Maeve Binchy explaining the difference between writing a short story and a novel.
Can you describe an ordinary day?
My husband Gordon Snell and I get up at about 7 am in our little house 15 kilometres from Dublin. We have a big study up a spiral staircase in a lovely bright room and we try to be at our desks before 8.30am. We are both writers so we have plenty to do including […]
How do two writers cohabit in one home?
Two writers co habit very well in our home but that is mainly because Gordon is a very kind and unselfish man, everyone who knows him says that this is true. We work in a lovely sunny office, sitting side by side at a big long desk and we read each other stuff at the […]
Do you remember the moment you decided you wanted to be a writer?
Not really: I think I always wanted to be a story teller. My writing career started with a letter which was published in Irish Times. I became a journalist and worked for the Irish Times for many years and I had a great kind boss who thought I could do anything and sent me to […]
Are you ever afraid you’ll run out of ideas?
No, I will never run out of ideas. If you look at people’s faces in airports, cafes, on trains, in the street you can see stories written there. Is that man afraid his wife is unfaithful? Does that woman wish she had the courage to start dating again? It’s written everywhere if you look. I […]
What would you like to say to aspiring authors?
Seriously, it’s very boring, but you must write at least ten pages a week otherwise you’re not writing, you’re only playing around…