BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

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

H.G.Wells on the strongest passion of all QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

No Passion in the World Is Equal to the Passion to Alter Someone Else’s Draft H.G. Wells

March 4, 2018 · Leave a comment