BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

In hard times we need writers who can be realists of a larger reality…says Ursula K. Le Guin QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive … Continue reading

January 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Save 25% on Entries to international Poetry and Short Fiction Competition

Kick start 2019 by submitting to the international Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. This long-established and prestigious competition wants to attract both established and emerging writers – you can submit writing … Continue reading

January 12, 2019 · 3 Comments

Come on an Alternative Valentine Writing and Creative Workshop

In time for Valentine’s Day learn how to create your own love story with words and images using the Regency Town House in Hove as a springboard into historical fiction. … Continue reading

January 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Barbara Kingsolver’s advice on writer’s block… QUOTES FOR WRITERS

It doesn’t matter how many books I’ve published, starting the next one always feels as daunting as the first. A day comes when I just have to make a deal … Continue reading

January 6, 2019 · 2 Comments

Maybe a good writer doesn’t need…QUOTES FOR WRITERS

I believe myself that a good writer doesn’t really need to be told anything except to keep at it. Chinua Achebe

December 30, 2018 · 3 Comments

Why it’s good to be a writer…QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.William Cowper

December 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

The first line of a poem is the most important line, says Billy Collins QUOTES FOR WRITERS

There’s a lot of waiting around until something happens… there’s a kind of vigilance involved. I think what gets a poem going is an initiating line. Sometimes a first line … Continue reading

December 16, 2018 · 1 Comment

Big Reduction! Christmas Sale of Creative Writing Book

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas – at last. I’ve had decorators in since early October and yesterday evening the last one left. I’ve made that sound as … Continue reading

December 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nations depend on poetry and painting, said William Blake…Quotes for Writers

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.William Blake

December 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

MY BOOKS: by the Swiss-living Scottish novelist who still loves Little House on the Prairie

Novelist Linda Huber grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged 22 and has lived there ever since. Her day jobs have included … Continue reading

December 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

Money = constipation for writers, says Stephen King: Quotes for Writers

Like anything else that happens on its own, the act of writing is beyond currency. Money is great stuff to have, but when it comes to the act of creation, … Continue reading

December 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

How to write from your unique position in the universe… Advice from Barbara Kingsolver QUOTES FOR WRITERS

It’s no coincidence that a lot of writers are introverts. At some point in the life of a manuscript you’ll want to get feedback, but not while it’s in the … Continue reading

November 26, 2018 · 2 Comments

MY BOOKS by short story writer Jamie Guiney who rereads A Christmas Carol every Christmas…

 Jamie Guiney is a literary fiction writer from County Armagh, Northern Ireland. His debut short story collection The Wooden Hill is out on 30th Nov 2018…nine days time. You can order … Continue reading

November 21, 2018 · 2 Comments

Free to enter UK life writing competition

Open to emerging writers living in the UK aged 18 or over, the competition was established by Spread the Word in association with Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre to celebrate and develop … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · 6 Comments