BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Do you know…where George Orwell got the idea for Room 101?

In Nineteen Eighty Four room 101 is a torture chamber in the Ministry of Love. This is  where the all-controlling Party breaks prisoners by exposing them to their own worse … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

George Orwell returns…down and out

I’ve highlighted Orwell’s six rules for writing ‘when instinct fails’ today over on the creative writing post so I thought I would mention a new novel about his life – … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Monday creative writing exercise because it’s a good way to start the week. Rules for Writing

This week not so much an exercise more of a debate. Lots of writers have developed their own set of rules for writing and in February 2010 The Guardian asked … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

TWO international non fiction writing competitions

The Financial Times and Bodley Head have launched an international essay writing competition for young writers. (I admit that I’ve got to the stage where 35 and below looks young.) … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · Leave a comment