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Danielle McLaughlin

Danielle McLaughlin’s stories have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as The Stinging FlyThe Irish TimesThe South CircularSouthwordThe Penny DreadfulLong Story,Short and The New Yorker. She is currently Editor for Short Stories in English at Southword Journal. Her debut collection of short stories, Dinosaurs on Other Planets will be published in Ireland in September 2015 by The Stinging Fly Press, and in the UK (John Murray), US (Random House) and Germany (Luchterhand) in 2016.

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Danielle’s Top Tips:

  • I’d say read, read, read, and read some more. Be suspicious of any ‘rules’ that seek to limit the words available to you as a writer, or the ways in which you might use those words, and remember that language is only bad when it fails to express its intended meaning. Join a writing group – I’m very fortunate to belong to a writing group in Cork and my stories don’t get sent out into the world until they’ve been through the group first.

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