BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Given up on a novel or a memoir? Need a manuscript MOT? Join me on a Saturday workshop and get back on the road…

It started so well. Your word count was rising and your creative satnav was set to ‘go’. And then around chapter four, you lost your way and ground to a … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Out of Our Minds – Brighton writers exploring mental health and the benefits of creative writing

Mental health conditions and psychiatric disorders have always interested writers and driven plot lines. Can fiction shed light and help us understand mental illness and how does the process of … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

If you want to write for radio this one day course is unmissable AND affordable

The Business of Writing for Radio is a one-day practical workshop in Brighton run by TV and Radio writer Sue Teddern (soloparentpals.com, In Mates, Managing Izzy, The Charm Factory). I … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 8 Comments

If you want to write a dystopia start with this map…

This fictional map shows what the British Isles might look like in 2100 if sea levels rise and are 100 meters higher than they were in 2000. The artist/cartographer Jay … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 16 Comments

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers — a writing group with a difference

By chance I’ve just come across a Writers Group that meets about a quarter of a mile from where I live in a very nice pub (Brighton is blessed with … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

Brighton Writing Weekend Sitcom for TV and Radio

There’s a two day weekend course running in Brighton very soon that I  recommend wholeheartedly. Sue Teddern has an impressive track record in both television and radio scriptwriting. Among her … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Probably shouldn’t be saying this….

I should probably pretend that this idyllic Brighton writers’ room doesn’t exist and that it isn’t run by two great writers with best selling books to their credit. I should … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 4 Comments

World class writers, free wine and Caribbean food — Black History Month in Brighton

There are some exciting events coming up this month – a lot are free (although you still need to book) and all of them are worth checking out…visit Writing Our … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dot Dot Dot…my part in a digital writing relay team

This was fun. New Writing South, the literary organistion for south east England, have put a modern, multimedia spin on the traditional game of Consequences as part of Brighton’s Digital … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Experimental writing at Brighton Digital festival

RICHARD HEARN of Paragraph Planet is back to explain about Geo-Writing at the Digital Festival and how everyone can get involved. Geo-writing is an experimental project in which writers can … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 6 Comments

Flash Fiction with an edge at Brighton Digital Festival

The Brighton Digital Festival is currently running throughout September and there’s a whole host of events and opportunities for writers. Today and tomorrow RICHARD HEARN writer, magazine columnist and creator of … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · 5 Comments

Ten good reasons to study creative writing …. some might surprise you

1) It’s a vocational subject. In every job and area of life it’s valuable to be able communicate as clearly and effectively as possible. 2) It could help you get … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 12 Comments

Come Write With Me — an invitation from Victoria Bantock

I’m handing over my blog today to Victoria so she can tell you about her new venture – The Creative Life Project.  We first met in a classroom (where I … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Did you know that book covers can come to life?

Well, that’s probably not technically accurate. I think the correct phrase is: featured interactive augmented reality experiences All I know is that if you use the Blippar smartphone application on … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 4 Comments