BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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What you get from Reading – Dr Seuss QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Dr Seuss   Photo by JOSHUA COLEMAN on Unsplash … Continue reading

April 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Spring Travel Writing Competition for fiction and non fiction

Nowhere is an online magazine that celebrates its 10th birthday this year. It publishes literary travel writing which they define as narrative with a strong sense of place, character or … Continue reading

April 16, 2018 · 4 Comments

Dorothy Parker’s definition of creativity QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye Dorothy Parker

April 15, 2018 · 6 Comments

Wellcome short list is dominated by women and new writers

The Wellcome Collection in central London is a place “for the incurably curious”. It is a museum and library that focusses on science and medicine and every year they award … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Free to enter poetry and prose competition for under-represented writers

Founded in 2013, the Creative Future Literary Awards are the UK’s only national writing competition and high profile awards ceremony for under-represented writers in the UK. Is this poetry and short fiction … Continue reading

April 9, 2018 · 18 Comments

Definition of a non-writing writer – QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity Franz Kafka

April 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Had your manuscript rejected? Nervous about approaching a publisher? Expert help is at hand…

Normally I just pass on information about writing opportunities, hoping that it will be useful but this time it’s different. I KNOW this course will be useful because I know … Continue reading

April 1, 2018 · 1 Comment

Why we all need to be told stories…Alan Rickman QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

April 1, 2018 · 13 Comments

How do I win the battle of the keyboard? Advice from cat-owning writers needed

Murphy is my new flatmate and we get on very well but one for thing…he thinks the keyboard is his natural home. It is a place to stretch and show  … Continue reading

March 28, 2018 · 28 Comments

Hoping to make Crime pay? Free online Masterclass on crime writing might help…

The Writing Academy at Penguin Random House say they will reveal the secrets of crime writing in all its gory details in an online masterclass that will run later this week. … Continue reading

March 26, 2018 · 8 Comments

The important things that children’s books say: QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Children’s books say: the stories of the world are infinite, and various, and unpredictable. They say: you will count for something. They say: bravery will matter, wit will matter, empathy … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · 2 Comments

I’ve been a bit quiet lately…help me to be noiser

This website has been looking rather bare over the last few weeks. You might not have noticed, but my output has dropped to one post per week, the Sunday quotation … Continue reading

March 19, 2018 · 5 Comments

A good book is a good book whatever the sex of the author – Anne Bronte QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

I am satisfied that if a book is a good one, it is so whatever the sex of the author may be. All novels are or should be written for … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

The power of words QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Words — so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how … Continue reading

March 11, 2018 · 2 Comments