BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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Creative Writing Exercise Number 7 from the Archive

When I’m teaching I often use this exercise in the first week of term and I thought others might like to try it. Varying the length of a sentence is … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

I’m having August off…so there will a lot more posts here

No, I’m not taking a holiday to devote myself entirely to this blog. Much as I love it and you, dear reader, that wouldn’t be sensible as I’m sure you’d … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · 1 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

Roll Up! Roll up! Creative Writing Newsletter out today

 I will be sending out edition number four of my creative writing newsletter later today. It will contain details of submission and competition opportunities that haven’t yet appeared on this … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Time Traveling With A Pen — memories and memoirs

I’m not here right now. I’m over on Kathy Pooler’s fascinating blog Memoir Writer’s Journey posting about how to locate memories and use the techniques of creative writing to write … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Do Writers need Creative Writing Exercises?

You won’t be surprised that I am going to say yes to that question as I’ve just produced a book of 30 exercises, BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL, but what … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · 2 Comments