BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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Write by the Beach – an inspiring writing conference in Brighton April 2017

Bigger, better with TWO DAYS OF EXPERT WORKSHOPS plus a GUARANTEED ONE-TO-ONE with one of 15 brilliant agents and publishers,  Write by the Beach is back. Organised by the Beach … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · 6 Comments

A Woman Only Writing Competition with a special prize: time to write

Need space, time and hard cash in order to write?  Words And Women are offering all three to the winner of their 2016 prose competition. First prize is £1,000 and … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Forgeting and remembering: light and dark, says Scottish historian and thinker Thomas Carlyle. Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

Oblivion is the dark page, whereon Memory writes her light-beam characters, and makes them legible; were it all light nothing could be read there, any more than if it were … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Should Writing Success Always Be Counted in Money?

I’m delighted to hand over my blog today to American writer Cara Lopez Lee who should win the prize for the best ever title of a memoir: They Only Eat … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 11 Comments

Guest Post – The Route to Publication with John O’Donoghue. From the bad old days of the 80s to publishers competing for his memoir

I’m handing my blog over today to John O’Donoghue, winner of Mind Book of the Year 2010 I didn’t have a very good Eighties. For all the triumphalism you see … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · 6 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

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

M is for MEMORY AND MEMOIR: HOW TO FORGET

MEMORY, according to the philosopher Suzanne Langer, should not be thought of as a noun – a storehouse or recording machine – but as a verb,  an activity that makes … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 6 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