BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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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

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

Big Reduction! Christmas Sale of Creative Writing Book

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas – at last. I’ve had decorators in since early October and yesterday evening the last one left. I’ve made that sound as … Continue reading

December 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

SAVE! £1 (and 1$ and 1 euro) off Back to Creative Writing School — one week only

My writing guide currently has 118 reviews on Amazon.UK and 25 on Amazon US (and I’ve just discovered that there are reviews on most European sites as well as Canada … Continue reading

December 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Do exercises really help writers to write?

Kate Mosse, bestselling author of Labyrinth, says that writers ought to practice writing in much the same ways as musicians practice the scales. She is not alone in suggesting that … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Help! I’m looking for a writing group somewhere in France that wrote to me…

I have a ton of reasons why I didn’t respond immediately. The organiser of the English-speaking, English-writing group dropped me a line sometime around December 5th – 8th. I can … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · 7 Comments

Half Price until midnight – my own mini Black Friday

Amazon have put the paperback edition of BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL into their Black Friday sale but only for a few hours. It’s £3 until midnight instead of the … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · 6 Comments

What was on Facebook’s Creative Writing page last week…

Have you really got a story? 10% off Under Their Skin: character masterclass with a bestselling thriller writer and a senior NHS psychologist A cartoon about all the things you … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Summer Sale! Creative Writing Guide only 99p/ 99 cent

Because the sun is shining. Because I haven’t had the central heating on for, oh, at least a week. Because the days are still growing longer (northern hemisphere only). Until … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tell us about your dream creative writing course…and win

Can you help? At the Beach Hut Writing Academy* in Brighton we have lots of ideas for courses in 2016 . Completing a VERY short survey will help us pick … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bestselling book for writers – now less than half price

WANT TO WRITE? Not sure where to start? Try one of the 30 imaginative exercises in BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL gifgifs Until next midnight Sunday December 6th you can … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

In college, at work, retired? Remember you can always go Back to Creative Writing School

I had a lot of fun playing around with PHOTOFUNIA, an online picture editing tool that has just celebrated its eight birthday. It lets you produce imaginative and wish fulfilment … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Writing Exercise from the archives: Historical Fiction

This is straightforward lucky dip. Choose two numbers – both have to be between one and ten. The first number gives you a personal event and the second a historical … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Writing Exercise from the Archives: connect three pictures…and suddenly you have a story

Don’t censor yourself just write. Don’t cross out. Just write. Try to keep your hand moving across the page or the keyboard. A lot of what you are going to … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · Leave a comment