BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

START THE WEEK with a writing exercise: a character lucky dip

I love the random nature of this exercise. Most of the time it is just writing practice, exploring how to reveal emotion and develop character, but it is a bit … Continue reading

June 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

GHOST Characters

This article has suddenly appeared from the archives, wailing and rattling chains… Ghost Character is a phrase used by academics for characters¬† listed in a Shakespeare play but who don’t … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

MONDAY creative writing exercise because it’s a good way to start the week: creating a character

Three pairs of red shoes: three characters Describe what she looked like when she first tried these shoes on. Where was it? What was happening around her? How did the … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · 1 Comment