BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

RHYTHM IN PROSE Writing Article Number 5 from the Archive

Rhythm isn’t the sole preserve of poets or musicians – prose writers can also be lyrical if we write with our ear as well as our hand. This short passage … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

A petition made by writers that touches us all

I don’t know if petitions work. I don’t know if demonstrations work. All I know is that it is better than keeping quiet and this is something that touches all … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

READING LIKE A WRITER – putting rhythm into prose

“Words have music and if you are a musician you will write to hear them” – E.L. Doctorow Rhythm isn’t the sole preserve of poets or musicians – prose writers … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

S is for SPOILER

In 2011 the University of San Diego’s psychology department researched the way readers react to stories where the end is revealed at the beginning. Subjects were given a dozen short … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

N is for NAMING FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

FIVE RULES YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN’T BREAK 1)  If your character is based on a flesh and blood person make sure the name is radically different to their real life one. … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 11 Comments