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Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Aoife: Well done! That sounds great. Are you on half-term break this week?
Shannon: Thanks for the Halloween story. I have put it on the Story Board.
Niamh Collins: Which school are you from?
Dated:Tue Oct 31 11:27:54 2006  

Name: *~Aoife Trench~*
Message:Hey Cora!!
What's up? I SO can't wait 4 Christmas now that Halloween is almost over. For the last month in our secondary school all we got was nothing but tests! What a bore!! The Science Test was my worst one... I only got 70%! That's been my lowest score so far!
But anyway, lots of love, from Aoife. XxXx
Dated:Sun Oct 29 21:09:19 2006  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Sorry not to have been on for a little while. I had my three-year-old grandson staying with me and he takes a lot of attention!
Niamh: I love reading, also.
Kristine: Story is going really well. Many congratulations.
Grace and Aoife: Just do a bit every day so that it gets like washing your teeth - quite automatic.
Dated:Wed Oct 25 15:43:41 2006  

Name: Grace
Message:Hi Cora,
Sorry I haven't been on the site for awhile, I am trying to get back to writing. I've writen a fairly long story, not finished it yet though, still lots more to go, I'll take your tip and force myself to write a bit everyday. Thanks for the support,
Grace!!!
Dated:Mon Oct 23 20:29:23 2006  

Name: Kristine Niland
Message:Dear Cora, I've posted a new story. It's a very short one - only half a page. There's no real story to it, it's just a once-off kind of thing.
Dated:Sun Oct 22 16:00:50 2006  

Name: *~Aoife Trench~*
Message:Hey, Cora,
I'm going 2 spend, like, HALF the entire week finishing off my stories. I REALLY want to get them finished, just like you said. And I am SO going to be a writer when I grow up!
Lots of Love, Aoife. XxXx ****
Dated:Sat Oct 21 13:45:40 2006  

Name: Niamh
Message:Is there anything you like better than writting storys
Dated:Fri Oct 20 15:51:15 2006  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Kristine: I've just put your new bit of your story on the Story Board. What a fast (and excellent )writer you are. This story is getting more and more gripping.

Joseph: I still live in the same place - on my farm at 'Drumshee'.
Dated:Tue Oct 17 16:28:00 2006  

Name: Joseph Mahony
Message:Where do you live now?
Dated:Tue Oct 17 11:24:47 2006  

Name: Kristine Niland
Message:Dear Cora: I just read your comment on Chp. 3 again and yes, I have planned a dramatic ending, but I don't know if it will do to end it properly...
Dear Claire: Thanks for reading my story! I'd read yours, but I can't find it. What's it called?
Dated:Sat Oct 14 20:56:25 2006  

Name: Claire
Message:Hi Cora: I put a bit onto the story. I wish you'd write some more children's books. I'm really disappointed that there are no new ones this autumn.
Hi Kristine: I love the story. It's great.
Hi Bridget: I'm always meaning to ask you if you read the Laura Ingalls Wilder books when you were young and what did you think of them? I used to love them. Did they go near to where you live in Idaho?
Dated:Sat Oct 14 20:37:34 2006  

Name: Kristine Niland
Message:Dear Cora,
I can't remember if we've met. I entered First Year in St. Bridget's Secondary School in Tuam in September, and before that I attended Scoil Mhuire Mercy Primary. Have you ever been there?
Thank you for your help on writer's block, and I can tell you this is the first story I've never had trouble with! I've written three chapters today, that's more then I've written in any story in one day - one week, almost!
I have just posted chapter 4 of "The Bomb".
xx Kristine
Dated:Sat Oct 14 20:30:25 2006  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Kristine: Another great chapter which I have read with great pleasure and just posted onto the Story Board.
There is only one answer to 'writer's block' and that is the professional one: just force yourself to keep on writing. You might change things afterwards - and this is where computers are wonderful - but you never get really stuck and you never have to abandon a story. I can say quite honestly that I have never left a story without finishing it.
I wonder whether I have ever met you. I visited quite a few schools in Tuam over the last few years.
Dated:Sat Oct 14 20:19:49 2006  

Name: Kristine Niland
Message:Dear Cora,
I asked the bookshop to order in "Murder Strikes Again" for me, and they said they would. I can't wait to read it!
I can't believe all the compliments you are giving me - it's amazing that I'm actually talking to you - you've written so many fantastic books. It's such an honour! You've been one of my idols since I was eight and I read "Nuala and her Secret Wolf". And now you're actually telling me that I'm a good writer and it's like, wow!
I have loads of stories written on my computer, spur-of-the-moment good idea ones that I don't often finish because of dreaded writer's block!
Do you ever get writer's block? If so, how do you get rid of it?
xx Kristine
Dated:Sat Oct 14 19:09:33 2006  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Kristine: It's a great pleasure for me to read the work of such a good writer. I think you show great promise and I wouldn't be surprised if you attain your dream of being an author.
Remember, though, that an author has to stick at the story and finish it. I get sad about the number of excellent stories that come in to me and that never get finished.
Dated:Sat Oct 14 17:20:34 2006  

Name: Kristine Niland
Message:Hi Cora! I posted my story in your story club and I'd like to thank you for reading it...I really hope to be an author someday, and I love murder stories too! I really enjoyed "Murder at Drumshee", especially the romance between Ita and Mahon, and I'm looking in the bookshops later today for "Murder Strikes Again". I love all your books, but my favourite would have to be "Murder at Drumshee" and "Nuala and her secret Wolf". I've posted Chapter two of "The Bomb" on your story club. Please, will you read it?
xx Kristine
Dated:Sat Oct 14 09:49:13 2006  

Name: Ailbhe
Message:I really like your book, gorgeus! its so inspirational it shows that anyone can be anything - if you set your mind to it
Dated:Thu Oct 12 21:00:25 2006  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Katrina: Did you enjoy reading 'A Life for a Life'?

Joseph: 'Famine at Drumshee' connects up with quite a few of my books. The father of the children is a young man in 'Secret Spy from Drumshee' and the grandfather of the children is in 'Secret of 1798'. And, also, the great-great-grandchildren of Fiona come into 'World War II - Rescue at Drumshee'.

Niamh and Siobhan: The only murder stories that I have written for children are 'Murder at Drumshee' and 'Murder Strikes Again'. Have you read 'Murder Strikes Again'? If you have, I would be interested to know which of the books you liked the best.
My book for adults is also a murder story and, yes, I do enjoy writing murder stories very much.
Dated:Thu Oct 12 14:24:47 2006  

Name: Niamh and Siobhan
Message:Hi Cora we just finished your book Murder at Drumshee and thought was very good. We didn't think at all that it was ????? who killed Gabur.
Do you think you would write any more murder books.Would they be your favourite books.

Dated:Thu Oct 12 12:18:00 2006  

Name: Joseph Mahony
Message:Dear Cora
I have just finished your book;Famine Secret at Drumshee.I think the book is very very good I also find the book very atractive.
I like the bit when the four children are trying to survive the freak disaster.The start sounds nice comfortable but the bit in the middle gets good when the children come up with a plan to escape the dreaded workhouse and find the big secret in Drumshee.I'll rate the book 10 out of 10.Please come back to Ballyglass school and sign my book.Thank you
Dated:Thu Oct 12 11:09:43 2006  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Some very high quality and exciting entiries in the story club.

Kate: I was inspired by the dún near Ballyglass school. Your headmaster told me about it and I saw photos of you all exploring it.

Niamh: Yes,, I was always a keen reader. If you look on the biography page you can probably guess why.

Colleen: Have a good holiday in Austria. How is school going these days?



Niamh:
Dated:Wed Oct 11 20:07:18 2006  

Name: Colleen
Message:Hi, Cora! How are you? I'm in the middle of writing a story right now. I'll send it to you when it is ready, I'm going to Austria on Friday the 13th! Hopefully I'll get more ideas, Chat you later
Dated:Wed Oct 11 12:52:22 2006  

Name: Niamh
Message:Were you into books when you were young
Dated:Wed Oct 11 09:48:08 2006  

Name: Kate
Message:Ya what school do you go to Clare. I can't understand how Cora was inspired by a visit to our school sometimes it can be soooooo boring.
Dated:Mon Oct 9 14:17:44 2006  

Name: Cora Harrison
Message:Niamh: Funnily enough it took me longer to write 'Nuala' than any of my other books and yet it is one of the shortest. I suppose it took me about a month - and then after the publisher had accepted it, they said it was too short and I had to add some more to it.
Dated:Mon Oct 9 14:14:20 2006  

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