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Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Rachel: Thanks for writing. I remember Briar Hill. I loved the school.
Which two of my books have you got?
Dated:Wed Oct 7 21:29:49 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Sarah: You could either start with a riding lesson - and go on to write about practising for a competition.
Or else you could pretend to be a horse. Write about your life. Perhpas in a riding stable. Perhaps running free in the New Forest or something. Perhaps a young horse which will be trained as a rider. It all depends on how much you know about horses.
The most important thing, though, is to decide on how you want your story to end. Do this before you start. You can always change the ending, but it's good to have something to work towards.
Dated:Wed Oct 7 21:28:34 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Katie: I started writing about ten years ago. My first book was 'Nuala & Her Secret' The book I enjoyed writing most was probably 'Doomed to Die' . I think that I like Ita in 'Murder at Drumshee' the best of all my characters.
(I still think it would be a good idea for you to look at the biography page and the children's books page.)
Dated:Wed Oct 7 21:25:01 2009  

Name: sarah
Message:
i want to start a story but i don't know how to start.(its about horse riding)
Dated:Wed Oct 7 19:36:03 2009  

Name: Kate
Message:Cora: I dont know what the title would be yet but something about sport and when did you start writing? What was your first book to be published? What was the book you enjoyed writing the most? What character in your books do you like the most?
Dated:Wed Oct 7 17:35:15 2009  

Name: rachel
Message: hi cora
i love all your books . you came to our school brierhill in ireland. it was a brilliant day i know have 2 of your books and they're brilliant
Dated:Wed Oct 7 18:27:06 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Aoibheann: I've put your starter up. I think it seems promising. I like horse stories.

Katie: Give me the title or a possible title and I'll give you some ideas.
Have you read the biography page on this website? If not, read it now and then send me a list of questions. That will be the best way to do it and it will read more naturally than if I were to write something that you could copy. Teachers always notice that sort of thing. It's always better to do things in your own words.
Dated:Wed Oct 7 18:23:07 2009  

Name: Kate
Message:Cora:we are doing a project in school about our favourite author and I choose you is there any information you can give me about yourself Thanks a million
Dated:Wed Oct 7 17:05:50 2009  

Name: Kate
Message:I would like to write a story but every time i start i lose my train of thought what should i do and any new books coming out
Dated:Wed Oct 7 16:59:29 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Sure, Am the problem is I don't have the bit I sent saved....Mabye you could put the small bit up(without note at the end) and i'll continue it when i see it?
Dated:Wed Oct 7 15:56:29 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:aoibheann: Why don't you start a new story? I liked the bit you sent me. As you say, it is a long time and it is hard to pick up the thread again.
As for Halloween, an idea would be to go back into the past when halloween meant that people from the otherworld were able to come to our world and live people were able to visit the 'Otherworld'. There is a legend that the gate to the 'Otherworld' was through a cave. It would make a good theme for a Halloween party - an adventure that goes wrong!
Dated:Tue Oct 6 19:06:33 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: Have you ever written about Hallow'een in any of your book's? Just as it's coming up and all. Have been very busy with homwork(sigh) and sports so haven't had time to persue story.
I feel like i have lost the thread so i was wondering if its alright instead of leaving it to die, i was wondering could i re-write it instead?
Dated:Tue Oct 6 16:01:29 2009  

Name: Kristine
Message:Cora: Great, thanks for the advice! :) I have a few new ideas anyway - can't wait to get writing!
Dated:Sun Oct 4 14:09:30 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Kristine: At the moment publishers are only publishing near certainties - and advances are down by 70%. This is not the moment for them to take a chance on a young person.
I think that you should start something new. The more experience that you have of different styles of writing now the better the writer you will be eventuially. I'm 70, but I know that I have improved immensely as a writer in the last five years or so. Ten years ago I would just scribble away, now I continually ask myself would this character say this, think that...
Dated:Sat Oct 3 07:20:48 2009  

Name: Kristine
Message:Cora: Sorry it's been so long! Since I finished "Anywhere But Here" I've been itching to get writing again. I don't know, though, if I should work on fixing up the grey areas in "Anywhere But Here" or start something new altogether. What do you think?
Dated:Fri Oct 2 20:28:13 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:I didn't know that!
Wer're going to Seed Savers in Scarrif tomorrow.
It'll be a break from Sixth anyway!!!!1
Dated:Wed Sep 30 16:13:53 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Aoibheann: I'm afraid that I didn't write it in Irish - I wrote it in English and it was translated into Irish by someone in An Gúm, the Irish-language publishers in Dublin.
Have a good time in Limerick. Did you know that jodhpurs originated in India. It's the name of a place there and these sort of riding trousers were probably first worn by the British Indian army when they were playing polo, I would guess.
Dated:Sun Sep 27 09:31:36 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Its much easier to write a book in english let me say! You find the words in English and then you just CANT find them in Irish.
Going to the Race's in Limerick today with my Dad.Wearing? Jodpurs and boots(the riding kind!)
Dated:Sun Sep 27 09:16:19 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Aoibheann: I've given up on that for the moment. I'm busy with book 1 of 'The London Mysteries' - a Victorian detective story and book 2 of 'I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend'.
I do have a book in Irish coming out in a month or two. It's called Obair Mharfach
Dated:Fri Sep 25 10:28:22 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: Thanks, Hows Twice As Gorgeous going?
Dated:Tue Sep 15 16:48:51 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Aoibheann: Ihope you had a great time

Niamh: I think 'Murder' is my favourite
Dated:Mon Sep 14 20:15:23 2009  

Name: niamh
Message:Dear corra i love your drumshee books. I think that Murder at Drumshee and The Viking at Drumshee are brilliant. You came to my school: Scoil Ide and you told us about the little girl you saw in your house you have in a place that I cant remeber the name of ( Sorry :))
Dated:Mon Sep 14 19:28:37 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: In Dub now...really tired
Dated:Sat Sep 12 18:56:55 2009  

Name: Aoibheann
Message:Cora: All the trainers agreed. No teacher's as it was a club game. My brother is playing in the all Ireland on Sunday for the Clare U 21's for the 1st time ever they're in it! My dad, sister and I Are going up tomorrow as Clooney are playing a Seven a Side game tomorrow in Dublin. If you want to see the Clare game its on Sunday at around half three on TV3.
Dated:Fri Sep 11 17:11:26 2009  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Aoibheann: I think that's dreadful! Certainly very unsporting. I wonder why the teachers don't put a stop to things like that. The referee should certainly have sent that girl off. It's a great mistake to ever allow anyone to get away with that sort of behaviour.
Dated:Fri Sep 11 15:56:59 2009  

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