BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

The Reason for Bad Writing – Stephen King QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Bad writing is more than a matter of shit syntax and faulty observation; bad writing usually arises from a stubborn refusal to tell stories about what people actually do― to … Continue reading

July 7, 2019 · 2 Comments

Advice to young writers from playwright and screenwriter Lilian Hellman QUOTES FOR WRITERS

They’re fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don’t listen to writers talking about writing or themselves. Lillian Hellman

June 23, 2019 · 3 Comments

Bowled Over by The Bald Prima Donna in London

It’s good to slip out of the ordinary workaday world, even if you are happy with it, perhaps especially if you’re happy with it, and dive into a new experience. … Continue reading

June 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Saturday Afternoon Writing Workshop with lunch (and early bookers get a free copy of my writing guide)

This is a first. I’ve taught in all kinds of places: art galleries and university lecture theatres, under a Mediterranean sun and in cold church halls, but never before in … Continue reading

June 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

In early June….John Steinbeck QUOTES FOR WRITERS

In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent Photo by Ann Savchenko on Unsplash

June 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Got an old copy of Harry Potter in your bookcase? Find out how much it is worth….

Only 500 copies of the first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone were printed and 300 of those went to libraries. To check if you have an ultra … Continue reading

May 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

How to use Shakespeare in the office

A video guide to using the best Shakespearean insults in the office…because you never know when you might need one.

May 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Could you give a bad ending to a good character? Kate Atkinson’s views might be a bit unfashionable…QUOTES FOR WRITERS

The legacy of the fairy story in my brain is that everything will work out. In fiction it would be very hard for me, as a writer, to give a … Continue reading

May 26, 2019 · 5 Comments

Meet the bestselling authors of two amazing books set in Brighton SUNDAY SALON AT THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE

Picture the drawing room at The Regency Town House in Brunswick Square. You come on your own (The Sunday Salon is definitely the kind of event that welcomes solo visitors) … Continue reading

May 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

A day in Brighton…QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and festival goers)

May is festival time in my adopted home town of Brighton  – every year we host the second largest arts festival in the northern hemisphere (and the third largest in … Continue reading

May 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

Where to Draw the Line…advice from scriptwriter Sue Teddern QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Learning how to write drama means learning how to cope with meddling. You’ll have to identify the boundary between what it’s reasonable for you to accept (‘We think it might … Continue reading

April 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

…stories are about what you lose…John Irving QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Be serious, Life hurts, reflect what hurts. I don’t mean that you can’t also be funny, or have fun, but at the end of the day, stories are about what … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · 4 Comments

Go behind the scenes of BBC Radio 4 with a screenwriter and a producer

You’re invited to a SUNDAY SALON at an extraordinary venue in the heart of Hove. It is a place to connect, share ideas and ASK QUESTIONS over tea and cake. … Continue reading

April 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Looking forward to April…a slam-bang return to joy, says Barbara Kingsolver QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Every religious tradition from the northern hemisphere honors some form of April hallelujah, for this is the season of exquisite redemption, a slam-bang return to joy after a season of … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · 1 Comment