BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers — website stats for the inner nerd

Safari = Swahili for long journey.I am on the look out for anything accessible from a keyboard that educates, entertains, intrigues, raises a smile. Anything that helps a reader get … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 6 Comments

Coffee, tea and books by the sea — tomorrow afternoon

Just a reminder about the Brighton Fringe event starring 10 local authors and me. May 18th 2.30 pm to 5 pm And it’s in Hove actually. I’m on late in … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to write about things that go bump in the night GUEST POST from Kath McGurl

 Today I’m delighted to hand my blog over to Kath McGurl. Kath and I have never met but over the last 12 months I have become aware of just how … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

Twitter Competition

BRIGHTON FESTIVAL FRINGE are running a twitter short story competition open to anyone participating in the Festival, attending performances and shows, or visiting the Fringe City in the next few … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Are woman writers less competitive than men…?

This is not a rant against men but there does seem to be a lot of women writers out there who – for want of a better word – are … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 4 Comments

Monday creative writing exercise because it’s a good way to start the week — Dramatic Irony

The term dramatic irony is used to describe a story where the reader or audience knows something that the characters don’t and that knowledge has a powerful effect on what … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quotes for Writers and People who like quotes DOUGLAS ADAMS

1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that’s invented … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers – food research at the British Library

Safari = Swahili for long journey.I am on the look out for anything accessible from a keyboard that educates, entertains, intrigues, raises a smile. Anything that helps a reader get … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

A Brighton afternoon of books and tea drinking with the city’s best selling authors (and me)

THE DATE is Saturday May 18th. TIME 2.30 pm to 5 pm. THE PLACE  is SUNSHINE ART CAFE in Hove Street, near the sea and the station. More details HERE … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

A lesson in not taking anything for granted…

I wrote this post a couple of years ago when the American magazine POETS & WRITERS was celebrating its 40th birthday by publishing articles from its archive. I was intrigued … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 4 Comments

MONDAY creative writing exercise because it’s a good way to start the week: a happy exercise

It’s been a grim, grey winter. The longest I remember but today is a holiday in the UK and the sun is shining (two things that rarely coincide) so this … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes) SOL STEIN

A psychotherapist tries to relieve stress, strain and pressure. Writers are not psychotherapists. Their job is to give readers stress, strain and pressure. The fact is that readers who hate … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Do you know what ecstasy and crosswords have in common?

They are both 100 years old this year – along with Brillo Pads, the modern bra, windscreen wipers and stainless steel….hmm some good historical research here Source: Ayd Instone’s blog. … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers ebooks bargains

Safari = Swahili for long journey.I am on the look out for anything accessible from a keyboard that educates, entertains, intrigues, raises a smile. Anything that helps a reader get … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · 4 Comments