Paddy Gormley is actively seeking a publisher for Language with Altitude, "an inspirational new approach to creative and analytical writing". Private imprint copies are available to potential publishers. Click below for details.
Gormley has been writing professionally since the late
1970s. The diversity of his output reflects his remarkable
portfolio career spanning business, teaching and the performing
He has been using the Exciting
Writing tag since the Millennium, when he began teaching Exciting
Writing evening classes for adult creative writers. The first Exciting
Writing website was designed to provide on-line resources for course participants. The site has expanded over the years to include a broad range of Paddy
Writing projects, including plays, radio talks and books;
some completed, others in progress; many seeking production
The Social Climber,
Paddy Gormley's adaptation of
Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (Molière),
was produced in 2011 by
Logos Theatre Company, who also published the script.
Click below to review the project and/or buy a script.
The other pages
of this site
include details of and links
to Paddy Gormley's many
writing projects, often with illustrative click-to-play recordings
and PDF downloads.
Writing website shows how:
PG may be able to help your business by writing excitingly
for you or reviewing your text: speeches, editorial,
promotional materials, website copy, etc.
You can support Paddy Gormley's Exciting
Writing with project funding, public speaking or
production / publishing opportunities.
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WITH PADDY GORMLEY'S EXCITING WRITING
The principal features of Paddy Gormley's Exciting
Writing style are clarity, quality of language and
use of humour.
He is acutely aware of the need to capture readers'/listeners'
attention immediately, and to maintain the engagement with
every sentence. This is particularly important when
writing for radio or the internet: radio listeners
and website visitors have got to be hooked if they're to
be persuaded to stay more a few seconds. PG uses
thought-provoking ideas and short sentences.
Paddy Gormley's language is both evocative and innovative. He
is particularly skilled at devising apt metaphors that engage
the imagination by encouraging readers and listeners to create
their own pictures in the mind's eye. His inventive
style (underpinned by simple techniques such as assonance
and word-play) is designed to increase readers' and listeners'
enjoyment of the text itself and, ultimately, to make his
messages more memorable.
Even PG's use of humour is purposeful. His work in
business and teaching has led him to the conclusions that
persuasion is primarily governed by emotion rather than intellect,
and that people are more likely to be persuaded when they
are in a positive frame of mind. Humour makes us happier
and, accordingly, more receptive to persuasive communications.
The click-to-play audio
recording below illustrates not only Paddy Gormley's
qualities as a speech-maker, but also his ability to offer new
insights based on strategic and economic thinking.
Paddy Gormley's development as a writer owes much to his
relationship (since 1999) with Actors & Writers London. The
drama/fiction page of this website features many recordings of
performances by AWL colleagues.
VERSATILE WRITER AND SPEAKER
can deliver high quality, truly exciting writing that meets the
specific demands of any medium:
his huge output of published and unpublished work includes
articles, books, research reports, conference presentations, websites,
radio talks, after-dinner speeches, theatre plays, radio plays,
short stories, teaching materials, verse, poetry and philosophical
PG's work has appeared in publications as diverse as Music & Musicians magazine
(he was a regular contributor for several years in the late 1970s
and 1980s) and the Financial Times,
writing occasional articles for the paper's Inside
of his poems has appeared in The
Independent newspaper's Poem
of the Day column.
first independent research reports (into large companies' attitudes
to solicitors) gained coverage in the national press, including The Times and Daily
His public speaking has ranged from Actors & Writers London (London's leading professional play-reading group: see left)
to the Guildhall in the City of
London (where he was the star
turn at a major dinner for the Royal
Institution of Chartered Surveyors).