BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Why I read – Zadie Smith QUOTES FOR WRITERS

I am fascinated to presume, as a reader, that many types of people, strange to me in life, might be revealed, through the intimate space of fiction, to have griefs … Continue reading

October 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

Half Day Writing Workshop in the home of a bestselling novelist – only £40 if you book early

This is a big, bold advertisement – as big and as bold as I get anyway – because I wanted to let you know that we are offering a 20% … Continue reading

October 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Everyone has a story to tell – discover how to tell yours

I’m excited about a new memoir/family history workshop I’m running over four Saturday mornings in November in a wonderfully atmospheric historic building. And I’m not doing it on my own. … Continue reading

October 4, 2019 · 3 Comments

Why Writers Should Work Out….QUOTES FOR WRITERS

I find that the hardest work of my writing is done in my subconscious brain, somewhere in the back of my skull far out of the reach of my control. … Continue reading

August 4, 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

Meet the bestselling authors of two amazing books set in Brighton SUNDAY SALON AT THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE

Picture the drawing room at The Regency Town House in Brunswick Square. You come on your own (The Sunday Salon is definitely the kind of event that welcomes solo visitors) … Continue reading

May 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Why it’s good to be a writer…QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.William Cowper

December 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Money = constipation for writers, says Stephen King: Quotes for Writers

Like anything else that happens on its own, the act of writing is beyond currency. Money is great stuff to have, but when it comes to the act of creation, … Continue reading

December 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

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