BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

DID YOU KNOW in Brazil the word Poet is a compliment?

Brazilians greet old and much loved friends with the endearment, hello my poet. That says a lot about the country and its people, don’t you think? You can find out … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 5 Comments

Monday creative writing exercise because it’s a good way to start the week. And here’s a story starter…

This week it’s a very short exercise but a goody! Don’t ask why it’s so short and late…Oh, go on, do. My new shiny BIG pc is doing everything brilliantly … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) The real sections in a bookshop aren’t fiction and non fiction, gardening and philiosophy, sport and comics…Italo Calvino spelt it out

Sections in the bookstore – Books You Haven’t Read – Books You Needn’t Read – Books Made for Purposes Other Than Reading – Books Read Even Before You Open Them … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

I haven’t been hiding, honest. First the good news and then the bad…

You probably haven’t noticed but I’ve been a bit quiet lately and missed some scheduled posts – in particular last Monday’s creative writing exercise. That wasn’t intentional but a few … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 17 Comments

Now Showing: Writers Web TV

Originally posted on CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD:
If you’re writing for children or young adults, be beside your computer on 28th September for the launch of WritersWebTV.com: top-class, online free-to-watch-live writing workshops…

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) Don’t rewrite until it’s all done……

Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Safari Saturday searching the web for writers and readers — research for crime writers

Defrosting Cold Cases is a blog set up by Alice de Sturler and based in Virginia, USA. In the past she has worked in universities and for the human rights … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Wanna be a Writer Part Two — watch the television pilot and find out why readers are like baby ducklings…

Last month I wrote about the pilot of a new reality television show featuring real wanna-be writers getting advice from professionals. It’s pioneered by  Jane Wenham-Jones, novelist and author of … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Four and a Half of the Best Fathers in Fiction

Yesterday the Turkish author Elif Shafak  named her choice for the five best mothers in literature in the Daily Telegraph. It’s a subject close to her heart as her memoir … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 7 Comments

Monday creative writing exercise because it’s a good way to start the week. Character study

You are in some kind of a waiting room: the accident and emergency department of a hospital, attending a job interview, waiting to be interviewed by the police after witnessing … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) Virginia Woolf on reading

The only advice, indeed, that one person can give another about reading is to take no advice, to follow your own instincts, to use your own reason, to come to … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Safari Friday (ooops Saturday) searching the web for writers and readers — creating the perfect atmosphere to write

I was directed to this writing aid by Vikki Thompson’s blog who in turn discovered it from Hunting Down Writing. What is it? A virtual coffee shop piped to your … Continue reading

September 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Monday creative writing exercise because it’s a good way to start the week. Link the three pictures….because there’s a story to tell

Don’t censor yourself just write. Don’t cross out. Just write. Try to keep your hand moving across the page or the keyboard. A lot of what you are going to … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dot Dot Dot…my part in a digital writing relay team

This was fun. New Writing South, the literary organistion for south east England, have put a modern, multimedia spin on the traditional game of Consequences as part of Brighton’s Digital … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment