Ash N. Finn’s Writing Blog

I live in Dublin, Ireland, and I am writing for the joy of telling stories. The human mind, its power of imagination, its fragility, and the shadows lurking beneath the surface never cease to fascinate me.

What I write is pure fiction and should my characters resemble anyone you know or think you know then that’s just coincidental. The people I write about have come into existence through creative imagination.

On this site I am posting random short samples of my work. Lately I’ve also rediscovered my love of sketching and I now often find myself using sketches as a way of triggering my writing.

Thank you for visiting, and I hope you have fun reading.

A small collection of very short stories is also available on Amazon. Quite a few of the stories included in it have also been published on this blog, and if you’ve been following my posts you will have read a good few of them already.

33 thoughts on “Ash N. Finn’s Writing Blog

  1. Hello Ash, thank you for stopping by and liking my blog! I love what I’ve read so far of your writing, your short stories are really poetic πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to seeing more.
    All the best, Liz

    1. Thank you Liz! And a very happy new year to you, too, I see that it’s already coming off to a very creative start. Thanks for the shoutout, much appreciated. πŸ˜‰

  2. Ash Finn – thanks for liking my post on Thomas Pynchon – it meant a lot to me. Seeing that you live in Dublin was a pull-through to James Joyce and the stream of consciousness blog on V.
    I wrote the entire piece in one and posted it. The idea behind it is simple – there are some books that cannot be critiqued, you can only react to the work. V is as I described exactly – messy, sensual, violent, dirty and extraordinary. The only unreadable book you will ever need to read.
    Benny Profane needs to know.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by in return! Fabulous that the Dublin connection sparked off that stream of consciousness. Great post and shared it out via Twitter also.

  3. Thank you for stopping by my site.

    On the subject of you being a self published author one day, be very careful which company you use and make sure you do plenty of research. I had a book published some years ago and had a really bad experience with a ‘supposedly’ well know company which was based in the UK at the time.

    Take care!

  4. Writing for the joy of telling stories? You’re in good company here, my friend.
    As for self-publishing, you could do a lot worse that to begin with Amazon. You also have Scribd, Smashwords and PubIt!

      1. It’s a good place to begin. But do you have the software to convert what you have written into .mobi format? That can be a stubmling block. I use Calibre – a free software package available on line.

      2. That’s very helpful to know, thank you! I have it installed here, but haven’t yet tried it out much. Will need to put some time aside soon and test convert. Good to know that you’ve had good experiences with Calibre.

  5. Nice! Always wanted to do something like this for myself, but I don’t have the perseverance to do it. So I started something completely different.

    Hope to read you published work someday! πŸ™‚

  6. Reading your blog has inspired me to continue writing, so I’ve nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award!
    The rules for receiving this award are:
    1. Display the award logo on your blog.
    2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
    3. State 7 things about yourself.
    4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
    5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

  7. Thanks for visiting Blood, Fire & Grit. I’m glad you did, since it led me here, to some of the most enjoyable reads I’ve had lately. Ireland has a legacy of wordsmiths; nice to see it carrying on even today.

    1. Thank you so much. I’m very glad to have come across your site today. The human condition shines through the well-crafted, excellently written and well-edited pieces I read earlier today. I will certainly return for further reading.

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