BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers — feedback from a professional

Janice Hardy is an American fantasy and science fiction author. She taught writing at Writers Digest Online Workshops for several years, and now does it through her blog The Other … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Safari Saturday searching the web for writers and readers — research for crime writers

Defrosting Cold Cases is a blog set up by Alice de Sturler and based in Virginia, USA. In the past she has worked in universities and for the human rights … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Safari Friday (ooops Saturday) searching the web for writers and readers — creating the perfect atmosphere to write

I was directed to this writing aid by Vikki Thompson’s blog who in turn discovered it from Hunting Down Writing. What is it? A virtual coffee shop piped to your … Continue reading

September 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers — a new home for short stories on the web

Like short stories? Want to read more or find a home for those you write? ReadWave – a short story website based in London that has attracted a big following … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers — Letters of Note

This week I want to introduce you to a gem of a website. Letters of Note publishes fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes and memos. It is updated frequently – most … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers — check if your photographs have been used without your permission

I can’t remember how I came across this website but it’s full of treasures and cake. Kevin & Amanda is a blog run by married couple Kevin and Amanda for … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

FLASH FICTION Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers

Flash Fiction goes by many names: micro fiction, sudden fiction, short short stories, skinny stories (with no fat), postcard fiction and in China it translates to a palm sized smoke … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · 5 Comments

Self-Publishing Advice for Writers — Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers

BOOK DESIGNER is a blog offering practical advice to independent authors who want to self-publish. It is written by Joel Friedlander who must have print ink in his veins. His … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers — Free photos for Bloggers

PhotoPin is basically a photo search engine for bloggers. It only looks through photographs that are licensed under creative commons on Flickr. What does Creative Commons mean? I was convinced … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

Safari Friday went missing this week

I skipped the usual Safari Friday post this week 1) Because I was teaching five full days in 30+ degree temperatures. (What a week for a creative writing summer school!) … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers GETTING FEEDBACK

A couple of years ago, a very talented student complained after class that it was hard to find anyone to give feedback on her writing. She wasn’t having a pop … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers How to be part of Web History

The Wayback Machine is an historical archive of preserved web pages going back to 1996 (which in internet terms must be The Dark Ages). Type in an URL and it … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers SPOKEN WORD RECORDINGS

BBC Radio Four¬† commissions more radio drama than any other station in the world. It ranges from The Archers, an everyday story of country folk that is 62 years old … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

CREATIVE NONFICTION…Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers

Brevity is a free online quarterly journal for creative non fiction, and I love it for the quality of its writing. All articles and essays are 750 words or less … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment