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The ideal birthday or Christmas present for a teenager, teacher or English lover!

‘WRITING WITH STARDUST’ by Liam O’ Flynn is now available to buy on Amazon.

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The ‘WRITING WITH STARDUST WORKBOOK’ by Liam O’ Flynn is now available to buy on Amazon.

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You can take a free peep inside each book just by clicking the book images and re-clicking them when you are in the Amazon website.

Each book comes in 5 different levels of ability. It is ideal to guide a student through his or her entire secondary/high school experience. It is also a very useful reference guide for professional writers as Levels 4 and 5 can be very complex.





‘Writing with Stardust’ is a unique book as nearly all the words in the book are put into context in a sentence. It has sentences for Level 1, paragraphs for Level 2 and 3 and essays for Levels 4 and 5. If you love the beauty of the world but would like to describe it in the manner it deserves, this is the book for you. It contains over 58,000 words from the basic to the complex and few, if any, are repeated. Each chapter is completely different.

That is why the book has a special quality which is earning it plaudits from its readers. Every aspect of nature is covered, from mountains to lakes and lightning to mist. It also has battle scenes, the seasons, haunted forests, the sun, moon and stars and how to describe beautiful women and handsome men in detail. It specializes in using the 5 senses and the 200 most beautiful descriptive words at the end of the book are magical.


The workbook is designed not just to improve spellings but a student’s planning skills with paragraphs and essays. It contains advice on how to think about descriptions using an ‘artist’s eye’. There are over 500 colours to fill in, all the five senses are present and it deals with using texture in a passage also. Diary entries, using emotions and ‘zoom narration’ are catered for also. In short, this workbook encourages students to think about structure and planning.

It joins up the dots between creativity and ordered thinking in a fun and easy to use way. Underneath each grid are two blank sentences waiting for a child’s imagination to emerge. Everything else is in a ‘fill in the blanks’ format. That is why it is the ideal workbook for parents and teachers to help a child become an effective and passionate learner with the minimum of fuss.

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‘Blue-Sky Thinking’ is available to buy on Amazon from the 23rd May 2014.

‘Blue-Sky Thinking’ is a workbook designed for the modern classroom. It places a heavy emphasis on critical thinking skills and the development of a creative mind.

Written for 11-16-year-olds, it enables students to enjoy the learning process while accelerating their development as students of life. It encourages the individual to compose life maps, personal mission statements, nutrition targets and mindfulness goals. It also features a lot of descriptive lessons, monthly revision exercises, composition work and quotes on living well.

The technical aspects of English are covered comprehensively with punctuation, grammar and tense work throughout. These are approached in a student-friendly way and use mnemonics to make it easier for both student and teacher.

One of the greatest assets of this book is that it has 8 monthly modules based around a theme and each module has individual lessons. This helps the student and teacher to look ahead and discuss what will be required in the short, medium and long-term.

The poetry module takes the ‘petry-fy’ out of poetry and has a unique formula for great poetry that the student will find invaluable. It encourages the student to look for patterns and turns him/her into a poetry detective for a day.

‘Blue-Sky Thinking’ throws down a challenge for the student while making the teacher’s life so much easier. All the answers to these workbook exercises are in the ‘Teachers’ Guide’. This enables the teacher to be one step ahead at all times while the students are active participants in their own progress.

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Posted May 29, 2013 by liamo

57 responses to “Book

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  1. Is Writing with stardust available to buy on

    • Hi Vicky:
      I hope you are well. Unfortunately not. I haven’t put it on Kindle yet either as it would cost a fortune to design and edit given the amount of grids/tables in it.
      I will look into it as it isn’t something I had considered up to now. In truth, I didn’t know much about the book depository until you mentioned it so cheers for that. Thanks for the note and I wish you well. Take care for now. Liam.

  2. Is this book available in India. Your blog is very helpful for an aspiring writer like me.

    • Hi Sunil. I’m delighted that you like the blog. Thank you for your kind comment. The book isn’t available in India but it can be ordered through in America or I hope that some day it will be available in countries like India and I’m working on that. Thanks very much again and I wish you well in your writing.

  3. Thnx. This site is so helpful. I just found out everything I needed to know. Thnx

  4. I know I’m very thankful for this post. This is just the book i need to enhance my skills and my upcoming novel. I love your site and I encourage to keep up the excellent work.

  5. You are very welcome, Sharon. Thank you for the polite comment. I am very grateful for it and I’m glad you found the site helpful.

  6. Thanks for the feedback, Muhammed. I wish you all the best with your novel and I’m delighted you find the site so valuable. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed writing it and I will keep uploading posts to help students, teachers and writers with their work. Cheers for now.

  7. Each night after reading your book i take so much beauty with me to bed….wowowowow….

  8. Just ordered your book on Amazon. When it arrives, it’s going straight under the Christmas tree!
    Love what you’re doing!

    • Thanks, Philip. Hard at work writing a book for the new Junior Cert course in Ireland so the blog has taken a back seat for the moment. Will rectify that in the New Year! Thanks for the lovely comment and I really hope you enjoy the book. Happy Christmas and a joyful New Year to you and yours. Appreciate the fact you bought the book, by the way. Thanks again. Liam.

      • Your book has arrived!. Had a quick peek before the wife grabbed it and wrapped it up.
        It is now under the tree waiting for next week. Looking forward to reading it.

        Good luck with the new book.

        I am an English teacher and translator here in Germany and will definitely be interested in your new book. Which age group is it for? Perhaps I could use it in my “Nachhilfe” classes: these are private English tuition classes for children aged between 10 and 14 in the German school system.

        Writing this reminds me that we were in Ireland for Christmas about 8 years ago. We stayed with friends in Drogheda.

        Anyway, I would like to wish a you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

        Happy writing!


  9. Hi Philip. Delighted that the book is under the tree and made it safe and sound! The new book is for 11/12-year-olds and has a mix of everything: descriptive writing mainly, the tenses, mnemonics with spellings, riddles, famous quotes, nutrition advice, writing letters and diaries, mission statements, poetry and a short drama piece based on The Great Famine……….and much more!
    I hope to have it finished by February and if you email me in early January I will give you a sneak peep if you would like. Thanks for being a loyal customer!
    Hope you and your family have a joyous and prosperous New Year!
    Cheers for now. Liam.

  10. YES!!! My parents have agreed to get Writing with stardust for my birthday 😀 Your writing inspires me a lot.Plus,its the only thing on my wishlist…

  11. Hi Alicia. Thanks for your enthusiasm for the book! Hopefully it will meet your expectations. A big Happy Birthday to you, by the way, and I hope you have a cracking day full of joy. Thanks again for the comment and let me know if you are happy with Writing with Stardust, if you wouldn’t mind. Cheers for now. Liam.

  12. Liam, are you on Twitter?

  13. Hi Michelle:
    I hope you are well. Unfortunately not. I’m neither on Facebook or Twitter. If you want me for something specific, I can always give you my email and delete it later. Hope that doesn’t inconvenience you. Liam.

  14. Yes please to your email Liam, if you don’t mind?

  15. Hi Michelle:
    You’ll have to tell me what question you have for me before I would give it out. Is there something specific I can help you with?

  16. Yes, of course. First of all I was going to compliment you on your fabulous book and blog. I wish that I had discovered both sooner. I was going to send you a screenshot of my Amazon account orders as proof that I have ordered both of your books with express delivery meaning that I receive them by 1pm on Tuesday. I was then going to ask if you would mind emailing me the rest of the ‘Rivers and Streams’ chapter that cannot be previewed on Amazon or your blog. Would you mind? I would really like to use it tomorrow at school and not wait until Tuesday! When is your next book likely to be published please?

  17. We use the Descriptosaurus book heaps at school, but your book breaks writing down perfectly. I just know that our pupils will ‘get’ your formulaic approach.

  18. Hi Michelle:
    Thanks for the nice comment. I have no problem emailing you the ‘Rivers and Streams’ chapter and the matching ‘fill-in-the-blanks’ section from the Writing with Stardust workbook. My next book will be out in approximately 2 months. It is a workbook for 11-15-year-olds and there will be a separate Teacher’s Guide with the solutions. It is called ‘What’s in the Sky?’ and it is a bit different to what’s out there on the market at the moment. Cheers. Liam.

  19. Is it possible to have copy of this book as PDF or in kindle format. I am an English teacher in Pakistan.I have been looking for it for so long .I have gone through its preview its brilliant.I would appreciate if you help me to get hold of it .i can give you my email if that could be any help

  20. Hi Haroon:
    I hope you are well. I’m afraid the only sales outlet for ‘Writing with Stardust’ is through Amazon. I prefer it that way and there aren’t any plans to put it on another site or convert it to kindle. I hope that answers your question. Cheers. Liam.

  21. Wow wow wow is all i have to say. so so helpful. im getting a copy of writing with stardust now.

  22. Hi Nerryck:
    How are you? Thanks for the enthusiasm! If you do buy the book, I hope you have many happy hours reading it. Thanks again for the really energetic comment and I wish you all the best. Let me know if you enjoyed it, please. Take care for now. Liam

  23. Hi Liam,
    I came across your site whilst googling descriptive writing and I was so impressed with your blog I brought a copy of Stardust to help with writing. Thank you creating such a imaginative and original book, love it!

  24. Hi Thidara:
    Thank you for taking the time to post a comment. I really appreciate the gesture and for praising the book also. It shows a touch of class to come back to the site and give your views. Not too many do it. I wish you the very best and thanks again. Cheers for now. Liam.

  25. Hey, Liam! I just love the way you describe nature and this blog really helped me a lot through my book on Wattpad which is 58 Days in Andes, and I really wanted to buy your book. I wanted to order through but it said that Amazon would not deliver books to Malaysia so its kinda hard for me to buy it, any other websites available to buy your AWESOME book?

    Azwaar, 15 from Malaysia

  26. Hi Azwaar:
    I hope you are well. Thanks for the words of encouragement about the book. I believe Amazon will be creating a facility to ship to Malaysia soon. Until then, I’m not sure if it is possible to get it. I have plans to put it on Kindle in the near future and I will give you the heads up if I do. In the meantime, most of the book has been uploaded on my blog site. I hope this helps. Thanks again and cheers for now.

  27. Just loving your book – it has been like a writers blessing for both my girls. When is the next book out … hurry hurry

  28. Hi Annie:
    Thank you for the kind comment. I’m working on a different type of book now, a fantasy book. I hope to have that ready by September 2015. After I finish that, I may well go back to descriptive writing as I enjoyed it so much. Thank you again for the lovely comment and I wish you and your girls all the best. Cheers for now. Liam.

  29. Hi i’m a student which finds it hard to write descriptive pieces you’r blog really helped me

  30. Hello… really helpful n extremely well explained… love your blogs… is your book available in Pakistan… or is there any way I could get it.

    • Hi Nadia. ‘Writing with Stardust’ is available free on Amazon Kindle at the moment if you want to download it. Thanks for the kind comment on the blog and forgive the late response as my computer is being fixed. Regards for now. Liam.

  31. Hi, I’d like to get in touch on behalf of a publisher looking for permission to use an extract in a new school book. Could you please email me so I can give the relevant details? With kind regards Rachel

    • Hi Rachel:
      I hope you are well. I just sent you an email on that re. permission. In theory, I have no problem as I believe knowledge should be shared and this is a free, educational blog. Thanks for taking the time to look at my posts and I will talk to you soon. Cheers for now. Liam.

  32. Hi Liam I am a 65 yr old undergraduate at Queens currently trying to write my first book your pages here have been very helpful its my intention to quote you as source for the use of some words if that is ok, I am very impressed with you work may the road rise to meet you.

  33. Hi Oliver:
    How are you? No problem with you using the words and phrases. That’s why I post these tips- so others can use them. Thanks for quoting me as the source. I hope the studies in Queens go well for you. Cheers for leaving a nice comment and be well. Liam.

  34. woow..I’ve just enjoyed reading the site.indeed you’re inspiring.actually my writing has extremely changed and may our good God bless you.

  35. Hi Odiero:
    I hope you are well. Thanks very much for the kind comment. It’s very gratifying to hear that you’re impressed with the site. I wish you the very best with your writing and that it goes well for you. Cheers for now. Liam.

  36. I’ve been reading your articles for a while! I was really happy with the professional quality content, and I was tried write the same! I try to find a help on other blogs, and I done it ! Guys, who don’t know how to write papers, I find a Helping Blog about paper writing help. There on you will be able to find different writing tips, various report types and more! Visit if you have some difficulties with paper writing. I will be really satisfied if I can help you =)

  37. Hi! I love your descriptive writing worksheets and paragraphs! They are absolutely amazing!!! They really help me and inspire me to want to be able write so well. It’s extremely hard to find websites like these…
    I was wondering if you have written anything about a spooky citadel or an old castle. If you haven’t, it would really help if you could. Thanks!!

  38. Hi Love2Write:
    I hope all is well. Thanks for leaving such a positive comment. I will try to upload a short post on it over the next 5 days. It’s something I should have done a while back anyway. Thanks for reminding me and I hope you enjoy the post when I do. cheers for now. Liam.

  39. Thanks for replying:)

  40. Just wanted to check if you have written a post about the spooky citadel… If you haven’t, I understand you’re busy but I’ll be looking out for it.

  41. Hi Love2write:
    I hope you are well. I will have it on the blog in 2 days’ time. Thanks for reminding me. Cheers.Liam.

  42. Thank you, appreciate it

  43. Hi Liam. My name is Bryan Turner. I am the principal at Hillsborough Christian Academy. I was wondering if you by chance had Writing with Stardust available for school purchases in bulk. Our 4th-6th grades are interested in working through this next year.

  44. Hi Bryan:
    Hoping all is well with you. That was the first question I asked Amazon before I published Writing with Stardust. Alas, they don’t do bulk purchasing options. Not even for the educational sector, which is poor form from them as such. I looked up your school, by the way, and the website is very impressive. They look like a happy bunch, staff and students. No doubt a lot of that is down to you. So apologies for this particular issue being out of my hands and well done on the principal’s blog- must take some work! Sorry I can’t be of more help. Liam.

  45. Hi liam. I was wondering if you could give me some tips on commentary writing in a levels. I have read your book and improved a lot on my descriptive writing.

  46. Hi Utkrist:
    I hope you are well. My apologies but I don’t know anything about A-levels as the Irish education system is very different. Commentary writing is not my forte either, I’m afraid. I have helped people over the years with their writing but I’m not sure I’m the best choice for this one. Apologies again. Cheers for now. Liam.

  47. Hi…how can I get it online? Thanks

  48. Hi Stella:
    Hope all is well with you. I took it off Kindle as the structure of the book wasn’t suitable for it. It is available on or, however. Hope you enjoy it and apologies for not getting back yo you sooner. Liam.

  49. I love this site. Is actually one of the nicest and most useful sites. Thanks so much.

    Aine Ni naraigh
  50. Hi Aine:
    I hope you are well. Thanks for the kind comment and I will upload more posts soon. Cheers for now and thanks again. Liam.

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