Hello there and welcome to Breise Breise, which is Irish for Extra Extra. My name Loretto. I am an ex-middle school language arts teacher, present day Pilates instructor, and a permanently frustrated writer who wants to be a famous author when she grows up. Hence this blog and the self-published books.
Writing is like playing the piano, isn’t it? You’ve got to practice everyday to improve the skill. Hemingway stood when he wrote, Colm Toibin writes in a uncomfortable chair, and I write in a comfortable, cushioned computer chair. Maybe I need to get out of my “comfort zone?” Would that help improve my writing skills?
Think of this blog as my effort to think out-loud and show evolution of thought whilst practicing my writing skills, from a very comfortable, cushioned computer chair, located in the kitchen that I never cook in. It’s true, just ask my husband. I like to write, so I have self published a few books, and I certainly love to be a bit twee and melancholy about Ireland.
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“I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.”
Check out my website to see my books.
Ullghoirt (Author’s YouTube Channel)
I also read a few books, watch some plays and movies here and there and blog my reviews:
The reason I chose the William Faulkner quote above is because I think writing connects us in a deeper and more critical way to our thoughts. I want to show, through my writing, that thought is not a stangnant thing. There’s a lot of PC going around these days, some of it good, most of it stifling, so what’s wrong with thinking outloud and talking to ourselves? If I say something that you disagree with, let’s have a debate about it.
This is me singing one of my dad’s favorite songs, and messing around with Audacity.com and SoundCloud
“You can’t sing, you can’t play, you look awful…….you’ll go a long way.”