BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

Mark Billingham on stepping back from writing…QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Crime fiction is all about solving a series of problems and finding a way of getting through or round or over the walls you keep running into. So sometimes I … Continue reading

August 21, 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

Publisher looking for new crime thriller writers launches short story competition

To celebrate Oldcastle Books 30th birthday the publisher has set up a new short story competition for its crime fiction imprint, No Exit Press. It is open to any unpublished … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 6 Comments

Make Crime Pay – leading literary agent is looking for new crime novelists

AM Heath is one of the UK’s major literary agents. It won’t be long before they are celebrating their 100th birthday and they have a very impressive author list. For … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 6 Comments

Write for us – new imprint of Harper Collins wants crime and thriller writers

Right now KillerReads – the new e-first imprint of HarperFiction at HarperCollins – have an open submissions window. They want full length book manuscripts that fit into their publishing niche: … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 11 Comments

A Criminal ADVENTure – call for Christmasy short stories with a twist

I’ve just been contacted by a former City Lit student to tell me that she is now part of a group of aspiring crime writers who want to create a … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Guest Post – THE ROUTE TO PUBLICATION Seumas Gallacher on how he discovered that he had to make social networks work for him if he wanted to be a self-published author

I’m handing my blog over today to Seumas Gallacher, a Glasgow banker turned crime author who says that finishing his first novel was one of the best feelings he has … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Safari Saturday searching the web for writers and readers — research for crime writers

Defrosting Cold Cases is a blog set up by Alice de Sturler and based in Virginia, USA. In the past she has worked in universities and for the human rights … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Ever wondered where you might bury a body? Crime Writing Course in Dublin might help you make up your mind

The Irish Centre in Parnell Square, Dublin are running a week long crime writing course starting on July 29th with author Arlene Hunt. Organisers say this is a writing-heavy, intensive … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment