Writing

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I am delighted to be represented by Trace Literary Agency.

I have completed one historical fiction novel called December Girl, inspired by a true eviction that took place in Meath in 1880. I am currently writing my second historical fiction novel about a mysterious woman who responds to a job advert to be a nanny to a motherless child. This novel was inspired by a real life advert that appeared in the Drogheda Argus newspaper in 1880.

Writing accolades:

  • Finalist in Wexford Literary Festival One Act Play Competition (live performance, May 2017)
  • Chosen for anthology of Irish writing, details to be announced in 2017
  • Shortlisted Celtic Imbas Short Story Competition 2016
  • Finalist Southport Writers’ Circle Annual Short Story Competition 2016
  • Placed for Date with an Agent at ILF Dublin 2016
  • Shortlisted Fish Publishing Flash Fiction Competition 2016
  • Longlisted Fish Publishing Short Memoir Competition 2016
  • Finalist Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize 2015 (Read Branding Day here)
  • Shortlisted Celtic Imbas Short Story Competition 2015
  • Longlisted in Irish Times Amateur Travel Writer Competition 2015
  • Winning author in OrginialWriting.ie’s 2015 Anthology (Published 2015)

Blogs by LadyNicci on the writing process:

Seven Steps to Writing Your First Novel Draft
Ten Essential Tools for Struggling Writers
Seven Writing Competitions You Need to Enter in 2016
Ten Books That Changed My Childhood
Calling Yourself a Writer – Making The Leap
The End – Book Written; Now What?

How I Write author series

I’ve published a series of interview with writers discussing their methods and influences.  From world famous authors to those still typing at home alone in secret, we all continue to write. The series aims to showcase the varied ways we go about our chosen craft. You can view the series here.

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Are you an aspiring author?

I love to connect with other writers. If you are looking for a supportive and engaged community of up and coming writers come visit us and join in. You can also search for ‘Aspiring Authors Ireland & UK‘ on Facebook.

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If you anything you would like to discuss feel free to email me at nicola.press@gmail.com