A writer likes to be read

As a writer, it's great to know that you're being read, even when you're just a copywriter! Tens of thousands of people - many more than have read very good authors of novels etc. - have read our copy in the hundreds of brochures, websites, flyers, newsletters and reports we have written for our clients. But, of course, it's not the same. It doesn't make you feel the same level of pride as I'm sure writers of books feel when they see someone reading their very own work.

But seeing a short bit of our copy on Bray Civic Centre hoarding at Newlyn's Wyvern development induced a slightly different feeling; not just because it was so public and exposed, but also because it's a fictional letter that our colleague, Moana, wrote for Newlyn to convey something of the atmosphere of living in Bray:

Dear Aoife,

I am having such a wonderful time here in Bray. Mary has me on a strict schedule of sightseeing – we have walked along the beautiful cliff path to Greystones, seen an excellent version of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ at the theatre, viewed the Mermaid gallery and even popped in to Dublin on the train a few times.

As a keen foodie you’ll be pleased to know Bray’s restaurants have come a long way from what we served up as young waitresses all those years ago. The Heritage Centre now hosts a local farmers’ market every Saturday with plenty of local organic produce and homemade fare. Next week I’ll try to find a jar of that delicious lemon curd to send you – and do my best to resist eating it first!

Lots of love,

It's not Joyce, but it doesn't matter. I got a kick out of seeing it there.

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