BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Opening Lines – A Writing Exercise

I’m going to post writing exercises at regular intervals because I’m convinced that writing can help if you’re worried and under stress….and right now that describes most of us. The … Continue reading

March 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Being Creative in the time of Corona

I haven’t yet spent a whole 24 hours without seeing someone I care about, but I will if not today, (I’m expecting a supply of Earl Grey tea via my … Continue reading

March 18, 2020 · 4 Comments

My New Year present… a link to a short story that might just change the way you write or what you want to write about.

Ok, the statements in the heading of this post are so sweeping they could clean your whole house. And you’ve probably instinctively flinched because who likes to be told how … Continue reading

January 1, 2020 · 9 Comments

Writing Workshop with a Bestselling Novelist – it’s a Brighton experience like no other

Running workshops with a bestselling novelist in her Brighton home was an experiment. I’ve known Sarah Rayner for years as an inspirational novelist who writes about serious subjects – bereavement, … Continue reading

August 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Saturday Afternoon Writing Workshop with lunch (and early bookers get a free copy of my writing guide)

This is a first. I’ve taught in all kinds of places: art galleries and university lecture theatres, under a Mediterranean sun and in cold church halls, but never before in … Continue reading

June 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

How to use Shakespeare in the office

A video guide to using the best Shakespearean insults in the office…because you never know when you might need one.

May 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Go behind the scenes of BBC Radio 4 with a screenwriter and a producer

You’re invited to a SUNDAY SALON at an extraordinary venue in the heart of Hove. It is a place to connect, share ideas and ASK QUESTIONS over tea and cake. … Continue reading

April 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

A blatant plug for a facebook page

I don’t often mention my facebook page Back to Creative Writing School but I realised that perhaps I should when a loyal follower of this blog contacted me in dismay … Continue reading

March 8, 2019 · 3 Comments

Come on an Alternative Valentine Writing and Creative Workshop

In time for Valentine’s Day learn how to create your own love story with words and images using the Regency Town House in Hove as a springboard into historical fiction. … Continue reading

January 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Free to enter UK life writing competition

Open to emerging writers living in the UK aged 18 or over, the competition was established by Spread the Word in association with Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre to celebrate and develop … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · 6 Comments

I’ve just discovered an excellent guide to writing dialogue and I can’t keep it to myself…

I come across many how-to write articles online and you probably do as well. Some are rule-bound and dogmatic and are usually written by bloggers who don’t have any publishing … Continue reading

October 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ghost short story workshop sold out in 24 hours…so we added a new date

Feel a bit flabbergasted about how quickly our Ghost Short Story workshop at the Regency Town House in Hove sold out (but quietly delighted that I found a reason to … Continue reading

September 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Is There Anyone There? Tickets now available for the Ghost Short Story workshop at Regency Town House

Booking has just opened for the three hour workshop I am running on with artist and printmaker Jill Vigus. IS THERE ANYONE THERE? Ghost Story  Writing Workshop Saturday October 6 … Continue reading

August 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Coming soon…a Ghost Story workshop on how to chill readers to the bone but what to call it…?

In a Regency town house rich in history and atmosphere I will be running a ghost story workshop with artist and printmaker Jill Vigis this October.  After a private and … Continue reading

August 25, 2018 · Leave a comment