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Saturday, 26 October 2019


Available for freelance writing commissions on a variety of subjects including family history, nostalgic Belfast and its famous people, shops, shoppers & shopping, the golden age of Hollywood (esp westerns) and humorous pieces on life's weird and wonderful. Op-eds, columns, non-fiction book reviews too. 
CV of published material available on request. & @JoeCushnan

For some years, I have carried a notebook and scribbled anything and everything. Observations, thoughts, ideas, notes-to-self, etc amount to a lot of rubbish but also some golden nuggets.

A casual hobby of sorts is recording snatches of conversations that I have been able to use when writing poems or stories. I must have a couple of hundred eavesdrops in that notebook and recently I decided to write a series of poems under the title An Eavesdropper Walks the Streets. I have a dozen or so in the sequence so far and I am delighted to say that three pieces have been accepted by an editor for a December 2019 issue.

These notes are a godsend if writer's block kicks in. A quick scan through the pages and 'bingo!' - an idea emerges.

So more on this and other stuff in due course.

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