Niamh Clune

Environment, poetry, comment, children's books,

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum: The Secret Garden

“When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It was true, too. She had a … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · 7 Comments

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum: Opening Lines

Great opening lines should hook the reader, drawing them immediately into the story. These days, our language tends to be less grammatically correct, but perhaps less cumbersome. Personally, I love … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 13 Comments

Opening Lines: The Dragon-Keeper’s Handbook, Shawn MacKenzie

For some weeks now, I have been thinking about the importance of opening lines to anything we write. I admit readily that if a book doesn’t draw me in almost … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 11 Comments