BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Back to Creative Writing School: an announcement

I’m delighted to reveal – imagine a drum roll and a touch of staccato piano playing in the background  – that Back to Creative Writing School is now out in … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

I need advice and if you’ve ever bought a book, you’re qualified to give it

Four months ago I self-published BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL – an ebook of 30 writing exercises that I’ve developed over nine years of teaching on university undergraduate courses and … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 34 Comments

Good morning Santa Cruz!

Santa Cruz on the coast of California is famous for golden beaches, surfing (they even have a museum dedicated to it) and its liberal social attitudes. Close your eyes and … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

We won a gold star! We won a gold star! (Well, not me exactly…)

Joel Friedlander’s popular blog The Book Designer guides thousand of authors through the publishing process. I’ve been following it for awhile – it’s a very good read – and submitted … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

Do Writers need Creative Writing Exercises?

You won’t be surprised that I am going to say yes to that question as I’ve just produced a book of 30 exercises, BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL, but what … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

An exercise from BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL

THE BLUE MAN OPENED HIS EYES AND SAID….  I took the photograph in Mill Cove House in Castletownbere, West Cork in 2010. The art gallery and cafe are surrounded by … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

CYBER MONDAY! start shopping with a FREE copy of BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL

Phew! The 24 hour sale started a bit late but it is now up on Amazon so please do take advantage of it. I would be very grateful if you … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

For 24 hours only BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL will be free

Next Monday December 2nd my new ebook is free to download.* Word of mouth still sells more books than anything else which I find heartening, but before someone can recommend … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · 4 Comments

How to make a tired woman very happy…

Two very nice things happened at the end of a long day. First a five star* review of BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL from a creative writing lecturer who wrote … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 10 Comments

BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL is out on Amazon

30 exercises 33,000 words An ebook you can download to your phone, your Ipad, your laptop, your PC…using this free app from Amazon HERE (and it is a doddle to … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · 15 Comments

The last place you may want to read my kindle ebook is on a kindle

Back to CREATIVE WRITING School was launched as a Kindle ebook at the beginning of November, but you don’t need a Kindle to read it. You can download a free … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · 4 Comments

I’m not being rude, but it would be lovely if you went away right now…

…oh, no! Wait, maybe I could have phrased that better, damn words getting in the wrong place. All I was hoping is that you would pop over and read my … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Coming soon BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL ebook

I’m very excited about the cover. I think the designer did a brilliant job. I’m very excited that it will be out in a couple of weeks – publication date … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · 6 Comments