Freelance Writing

In addition to my published novel and short stories, I have a considerable body of shorter articles, press-releases and commentary available. My specialist topics are writing, IT and the environment but I am open to all subjects.

I am available at contact@susanlanigan.com for further enquiries.

Here is a sample of my body of work:

Writing

How To Stand Your Ground – for weheartwriting.com: Sometimes power really doesn’t like you. When my debut novel came out, I had to learn fast how to deal with it.  Click here for more…

Business Card Magic – for writing.ie: Now normally I would not dare approach people…but with the business cards, I had a perfect weapon. Because I had something to give the customer, rather than something to ask of them. Click here for more…

On “Restrained and Elegant Prose” – on susanlanigan.com: If prose is well-crafted enough, who cares if it happens to be about absolutely nothing, or has…collapsed under the deadweight of its own elegance? Click here for more

Environment

As Green Party local rep for Cobh 2017-19, I authored press releases on a variety of issues of local interest and relevance to the environment. Samples available below.

Schools that pressured students to skip climate strike have “outmoded idea of discipline” – published as Cork Greens press release, later discussed on 96fm: Cobh is a forward-looking, maritime town, a hub of art and culture, and a centre of environmental activism. Ignoring the younger generation’s plea for help…is not a direction we want to go in. Click here for more…

Cork Luas would “revolutionise travel around the city” – for cork.ie: The design of Cork makes it very difficult to get to the periphery. Instead of walking into town from the train station, wouldn’t it be better to just hop on a light rail? Click here for more…

Storm Callum aftermath in Cobh – for irishexaminer.com: But it’s not just one thing. It’s every felled tree blocking roads, every flood-related damage report, every site closure due to high winds – the effect is cumulative. Click here for more…

Haulbowline admission is “a ridiculous spectacle” – for Cork Greens: This is a ridiculous spectacle of Government officials playing pass the parcel, except they are tossing away a gift that nobody wants. Click here for more…