BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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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

Do all this and “it doesn’t matter a damn how well you write” – Somerset Maugham QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how well you write. Somerset Maugham

August 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

For just 99p – the ebook writing guide that’s been called ‘the creative writing bible’…

…by top historical novelist C.S. Quinn (you can find out all about her on Amazon  HERE) Novelist Alex Pheby, Head of Creative Writing at the University of Greenwich also has … Continue reading

August 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

The advantage of being an older writer – Susan Hill QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Getting old has advantages as well as disadvantages. it may mean that you are freed from obligations – work, bringing up children, looking after older relatives – that left you … Continue reading

July 15, 2018 · 6 Comments

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

Short Story competition for Sussex writers

This is a very local writing competition open to anyone living in East or West Sussex now or in the past (which makes former Sussex, Brighton and Chichester university students … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Let’s write a chain story – your turn

Haven’t done this in ages, but I’m hoping this will be a good start to the week. The rules are simple: the story starts with my opening below. You fill … Continue reading

January 15, 2018 · 12 Comments

The power of telling stories…ART FOR WRITERS

This mural is by Fintan Magee, an Australian artist known for his murals throughout  the world. This is a partial list of his public art, but as it doesn’t include … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

8 reasons why a Writer should join twitter. On the shortest day of the year a celebration of writing short

Originally posted on BRIDGET WHELAN writer:
I know writers and readers who embrace every kind of social media but still can’t stand the thought of twitter. I wrote this two…

December 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Why do men feel threatened by women?” asked Margaret Atwood QUOTES FOR WRITERS and everyone

Given the events over the last few weeks , I thought it would be a good idea to post the words of Margret Atwood: Why do men feel threatened by … Continue reading

November 5, 2017 · 8 Comments

Medusa in Wire – ART FOR WRITERS

This is one of Alexander Calder’s wire portraits – a drawing made in space – created around 1930. It’s Medusa, the green-skinned Gorgon from Greek mythology with a face that … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Interview with a published short story writer – and an invitation

This striking cover belongs to a new collection of short stories. I’ve read it, I love it and I think you might as well… 15 Minutes is about people whose … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 6 Comments

RHYTHM IN PROSE Writing Article Number 5 from the Archive

Rhythm isn’t the sole preserve of poets or musicians – prose writers can also be lyrical if we write with our ear as well as our hand. This short passage … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

ART FOR WRITERS Description doesn’t have to be realistic to be real…Picture number 6 from the archive

Looking at this wonderful seascape, I am reminded of the words of American novelist E.L. Doctorow: “Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader—not the fact that it … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · 3 Comments