BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Why Talking Was Invented (maybe)

On Fridays I am returning to some of my favourite posts from the past. To paraphrase BBC radio: this is your chance to read again… This comes from April 2013 … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

HURRY! Two week window to submit to a mainstream publisher

Tinder Press – part of Headline publishing group – have announced that for two weeks authors without an agent will be able to submit a manuscript directly to them. The … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 16 Comments

International Writing Competition for Young People

INKHEAD are a group of writers in London who run creative writing workshops for young writers. Every year they also run a worldwide short story competition for young people between … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 7 Comments

We are lonesome animals – John Steinbeck on why writers write: Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

A writer out of loneliness is trying to communicate like a distant star sending signals. He isn’t telling or teaching or ordering. Rather he seeks to establish a relationship of … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 6 Comments