Posts by adminphil

War of the sharpened tongues

AS part of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 Northern Ireland’s Irish language enthusiasts were promised legislation and a commissioner...

Fear and loathing in Carson Villas

UNIONISTS in Northern Ireland have retreated to the political ditch, again. The shades of Carson and Craig are abroad and...

Belfast’s Movie Business

Several years ago, I had the good fortune to be selected as an extra for the movie, City of Ember,...

Beware of Publishing Scams

I receive a lot of questions on self-publishing and it’s a subject that seems to stimulate a lot of good...

Coming up in the world

THE United Nations’ Quality of Life Index ranks countries based on the life expectancy of citizens, access to education and...

Wet dreams and the unfinished revolution

ONE hundred years ago the Irish Revolution reached its bloody climax. In May 1921 a treaty gave the people of...

The loneliness of a long distance Christmas

MY wife sometimes accuses me of a ‘bah humbug’ attitude to the festive season but the truth is I enjoy...

Independent Self-Publishing 4

The regeneration of an old book One of the many aspects of the self-publishing business that I enjoy, is the...

In the shadow of Uncle Sam

THE Shakespearean drama that is the Presidential election in the United States reaches a climax on November 3 and will...

Independent Self-Publishing 2

There are new authors who think that the only route to publication is the traditional one. For a long time,...

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