BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

This is what separates artists from ordinary people…Anne Lamott QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander. We … Continue reading

May 20, 2018 · 9 Comments

What books have taught me – James Baldwin QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented … Continue reading

May 13, 2018 · 4 Comments

Monthly Creative Events, Jobs and Opportunities May 2018

This month: Crime Writing, Jobs in Publishing, Inspirational Non Fiction, Scottish Poetry, TV writing, Weird fiction, Work Experience Locations: London, Edinburgh, Harrogate, California, UK wide, Worldwide The Theakston Old Peculiar … Continue reading

May 11, 2018 · 11 Comments

Seamus Heaney answers the age-old question: does poetry change anything? QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

I can’t think of a case where poems changed the world, but what they do is they change people’s understanding of what’s going on in the world. Seamus Heaney

May 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

Writing your first novel? This competition is just for you

The Blue Pencil editorial consultancy are running a first novel competition for unrepresented and unpublished authors. The winner recieves £1,000 plus an introduction to literary agent, Madeleine Milburn (who was … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · 6 Comments

Remember…Stephen Hawking QUOTES FOR WRITERS and everyone really…

Remember to look up at the stars & not down at your feet.Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. However difficult … Continue reading

April 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

What you get from Reading – Dr Seuss QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Dr Seuss   Photo by JOSHUA COLEMAN on Unsplash

April 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Spring Travel Writing Competition for fiction and non fiction

Nowhere is an online magazine that celebrates its 10th birthday this year. It publishes literary travel writing which they define as narrative with a strong sense of place, character or … Continue reading

April 16, 2018 · 4 Comments

Dorothy Parker’s definition of creativity QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye Dorothy Parker

April 15, 2018 · 6 Comments

Wellcome short list is dominated by women and new writers

The Wellcome Collection in central London is a place “for the incurably curious”. It is a museum and library that focusses on science and medicine and every year they award … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Free to enter poetry and prose competition for under-represented writers

Founded in 2013, the Creative Future Literary Awards are the UK’s only national writing competition and high profile awards ceremony for under-represented writers in the UK. Is this poetry and short fiction … Continue reading

April 9, 2018 · 18 Comments

Definition of a non-writing writer – QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity Franz Kafka

April 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Had your manuscript rejected? Nervous about approaching a publisher? Expert help is at hand…

Normally I just pass on information about writing opportunities, hoping that it will be useful but this time it’s different. I KNOW this course will be useful because I know … Continue reading

April 1, 2018 · 3 Comments

Why we all need to be told stories…Alan Rickman QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

April 1, 2018 · 13 Comments