Red Robin – Day 13 of Cupán Fae’s 2019 Advent Calendar

A poem by Helen Carroll. Red Robin,Pale coffin,Distant thunder rumblesLike a bauble tumblesFrom a withered tree.I see your image haunting meAs glass shatters on the presents,A ghost of Christmas past and present,No future ‘cause it’s dreaded.The wrapping paper’s not torn, it’s shredded.Christmastime will never be the same,Watching robins through the windowpane,I’m writing nativities on walls … Continue reading Red Robin – Day 13 of Cupán Fae’s 2019 Advent Calendar

Cupán Fae’s 2019 Advent Calendar – Day 12, Pocket Prompts

Time for some shameless self-promotion! In October, I launched a new product, called Pocket Prompts - writing prompts and creative thinking tools to help stories develop and blossom. A deck comes with 25 double-sided cards, providing a total of 50 prompts across three categories: Character, Plot and Setting. For the sake of creating something that … Continue reading Cupán Fae’s 2019 Advent Calendar – Day 12, Pocket Prompts

Cupán Fae’s 2019 Advent Calendar – Day 9, On Writing

Review and gift idea presented by Róisín Tuohy For nigh on forty years, Stephen King has been bashing out powerful stories and iconic characters, not to mention terrifying the hell out of people. On writing is a different kind of book. Written in 2000, as King made a slow recovery from a horrific road accident, … Continue reading Cupán Fae’s 2019 Advent Calendar – Day 9, On Writing

Cupán Fae’s 2019 Advent Calendar – Day 7, Bird by bird

Review and gift recommended by Róisín Tuohy Bird by bird by Anne Lamott is the kind of book you give a writer in dire need of a pep talk… or possibly a psychotherapist.  Writing isn’t easy and Lamott feels your pain. Crammed with practical advice and exercises, as well as stories from the author’s own … Continue reading Cupán Fae’s 2019 Advent Calendar – Day 7, Bird by bird

Cupán Fae’s 2019 Advent Calendar – Day 4, Notebooks by Cuttlefish Studio

Every writer loves getting notebooks, however when they get the fancy and gorgeous notebooks then some can feel guilty about putting scribbles in them and they sit waiting on their bookshelves for that ‘perfect’ story or poem. I’m majorly guilty of this, which is why I loved these reusable notebook covers when I saw them. … Continue reading Cupán Fae’s 2019 Advent Calendar – Day 4, Notebooks by Cuttlefish Studio