BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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The last ever Monday creative writing exercise. WHAT’S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN?

This is the very last Monday creative writing exercise so I thought I’d go out with a smile. (I’ll explain why I’m dropping this feature in another post today .) … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · 5 Comments

Monday creative writing exercise because it’s a good way to start the week. And here’s a story starter…

This week it’s a very short exercise but a goody! Don’t ask why it’s so short and late…Oh, go on, do. My new shiny BIG pc is doing everything brilliantly … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Monday creative writing exercise because it’s a good way to start the week. Link the three pictures….because there’s a story to tell

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

September 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

CREATIVE WRITING EXERCISE looking back at the most popular

As it has been a year since I started this blog I’m going to look at some of the posts I’ve written over the last 12 months and here is … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Creative Writing Exercise: Forbidden

Apologies, a day late with this exercise still better late than never…The focus in this exercise is on creating atmosphere and a convincing sense of place. The subject is ‘Forbidden … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week: ROMANCE

This is a lucky dip romance…. Pick your numbers and you’ll have your characters, what brings them together and what keeps them apart. All you have to do is write…but … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week. BREAKFAST with a twist

Your subject Breakfast this morning. Compare it with other breakfasts you’ve known: childhood breakfasts, breakfasts with lovers, breakfasts with children, breakfasts in greasy spoon cafes, in chic coffee houses, hung … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 9 Comments

A birthday party on the Titanic…A first kiss as Wall Street crashed…Monday Creative Writing Exercise beacuse it’s a good way to start the week

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 an historical … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Monday creative writing exercise because it’s a good way to start the week: picture prompt

Use this photograph any way you want but you might like to start with this line. I knew Malcolm a long time before I fully realised what kind of man … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week: getting in the mood to write FLASH FICTION

None of these exercise ideas might actually produce a flash fiction story you would want to call your own, but I hope they get you into the mood for writing … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 8 Comments

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week — WHAT IF….

Journalists ask who, what, why, where and when. Fiction writers  ask WHAT IF. This is a good WHAT IF for a Monday and it  could turn into almost anything: a … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Monday creative writing exercise because it’s a good way to start the week — Dramatic Irony

The term dramatic irony is used to describe a story where the reader or audience knows something that the characters don’t and that knowledge has a powerful effect on what … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

It’s been a grim, grey winter. The longest I remember but today is a holiday in the UK and the sun is shining (two things that rarely coincide) so this … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

MONDAY CREATIVE WRITING EXERCISE BECAUSE IT’S A GOOD WAY TO START THE WEEK long and short sentences

I am away from my desk this week so I thought I would share again an exercise I posted last September which feels like a very long time ago. Varying … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · Leave a comment