Unpublished Whispers #3 – Queen’s IndependenceĀ 

"Queens rise and fall with your breath. A sharp intake, stunned at my intellect, perhaps? A low hiss, affronted by my confidence? Let me ask you this, and only this; What happens when you stop breathing?" - Unpublished Whispers, Queen's IndependenceĀ 

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Creative Writing in Tanzania

Hello there, My name is Jennifer O'Connor, and as you likely know, this is my blog. I am so grateful for you, for clicking onto this page. In short, I am a twenty-two year old Irish student and this summer, I am travelling abroad to Tanzania to teaching story-telling and creative writing in the Olive… Continue reading Creative Writing in Tanzania

The Writer’s Personality & ILF 2017Ā 

ā€‹Hello everyone, I'm back again with more musings and ramblings. This time I wanted to speak about the personality of a writer and how difficult it can be to understand, which came into focus for me at the International Literary Festival in Dublin where I won a 'Date with An Agent'. Enjoy, Jennifer x ------------------------------------------------------------------… Continue reading The Writer’s Personality & ILF 2017Ā 

Unpublished Whispers #2 – Distance Between UsĀ 

(This is the beginning of my new series, Unpublished Whispers, which Ā I'm going to start where I publish the snippets of books I've started and never finished, and likely never will. They will all be short and sweet, for the aim of expressing the main themes I adore writing I hope you enjoy!) The Distance… Continue reading Unpublished Whispers #2 – Distance Between UsĀ 

Unpublished Whispers #1 – Beating Your Chest

(This is the beginning of my new series, Unpublished Whispers, which Ā I'm going to start where I publish the snippets of books I've started and never finished, and likely never will. They will all be short and sweet, for the aim of expressing the main themes I adore writing I hope you enjoy!) Beating Your… Continue reading Unpublished Whispers #1 – Beating Your Chest

Worry is The Treadmill of EmotionsĀ 

ā€‹Hi everyone,  Jen here.  I struggle with how to word precisely what I wanted to talk about, yet I tried my best. So stick with me. In NUI Galway (where I am in my last year of college) there is a long corridor in one of the largest buildings, called the Concourse. Essentially, if you're… Continue reading Worry is The Treadmill of EmotionsĀ 

My First Conference & The Bank of Life

Hi guys, I hope you're all fantastically well and like the new blog art! Long time, no blog - But for me, this one was extremely meaningful for me to write. Very recently, I have been quite busy. I know I should say the reason for this is due to entering my final year of… Continue reading My First Conference & The Bank of Life

What We Were Born To Remember

Being sober in a crowd of drunk people is a challenge I mostly try to avoid. Generally, this has absolutely nothing to do with judgements and much more to do with an innate feeling of  being unsafe. When people are out, they are loud balls of quivering energy that jump and bounce from one body… Continue reading What We Were Born To Remember

Dreams, Ambitions and Shamelessly Hustling for Them

ā€‹ Hello everyone,  It's Jen here with another mildly odd set of musings that occurred to me recently. I hope you enjoy;  There are an infinite number of seconds and minutes left in each of our lives. Whilst the time will come for all of us to die, we can't pinpoint the exact day and… Continue reading Dreams, Ambitions and Shamelessly Hustling for Them

Shining In The Truth of Me

Hello everyone, Jen here after a small hiatus. Let's get right into it, as I've no idea of a smooth transition into this topic. There have been things, like everyone else, in my life which I have perceived as inherently negative experiences. These experiences are defined, in my mind, as negative, by the filing system… Continue reading Shining In The Truth of Me