First post

I’m writing my first crime novel. There, I said it. Well, wrote it.

It’s been in me for many years now and I started properly about a year ago, after my wife got me a present of a course in the Irish Writers’ Centre. So far, it has been both exciting and frustrating, the latter mainly due to lack of time. Those of you lucky enough to have a full time job and who have young kids will know what I mean!

My book is in the social crime vein, a sub-genre I’ve seen referred to in relation to books like Clockers – a top book (and film) and something of an inspiration.

Many of the ideas for my writing come from where I live and also my job – as a crime and drugs reporter in the Irish Examiner

I hope to do posts of my journey in trying to wCrime fictionrite, posts/pics from the real world of crime and affected communities and the job of crime reporting.

From the film Clockers

About Cormac O'Keeffe

I am writing my first novel. It's a crime novel, a thriller set in Dublin's gangland, along the evocative Grand Canal. This blog is about that bumpy journey. And other things, like fiction reviews and non-fiction reviews, many of them published in the Irish Examiner, a daily national newspaper in Ireland. I work as crime and drugs reporter there, and have been since around 2001. Both my personal life and my professional life have fed into my novel, or, rather, have been poured into it. My novel was granted a literature bursary by the Irish Arts Council in September 2014 and my journalistic work has won multiple awards from the Law Society of Ireland over many years, most recently in 2015.
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