BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

Given up on a novel or a memoir? Need a manuscript MOT? Join me on a Saturday workshop and get back on the road…

It started so well. Your word count was rising and your creative satnav was set to ‘go’. And then around chapter four, you lost your way and ground to a … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Editing Your NaNoWriMo Novel THREE BITE SIZE GUIDES TO EDITING AND REVISING THE FIRST DRAFTpart 3

PART THREE (You can see parts One and Two as guest posts at The View Outside) Editing might be a bloody trade. But knives aren’t the exclusive property of butchers. … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · 12 Comments

Editing Your NaNoWriMo Novel THREE BITE SIZE GUIDES TO EDITING AND REVISING THE FIRST DRAFT part 2

Show don’t tell is the command burnt into the heart of every creative writing student, but sometimes… …it’s ok to tell. Find out when and why in the second of … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · 6 Comments

Editing your NaNoWriMo novel THREE BITE SIZE GUIDES TO EDITING AND REVISING THE FIRST DRAFT part 1

Despite my own less than fantastic word count in this year’s NaNoWriMo, Viki over at The View Outside has asked me to write about editing your NaNoWriMo novel. (Actually the … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · 15 Comments

NANOWRIMO five reasons why I am doing it this year (sort of).

1) Because I’m a slow writer. I want a stick of dynamite to blast me into novel number three while I’m editing novel number two. 2) Because I like the … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

NANOWRIMO – an insight for first timers

GUEST POST FROM VIKKI THOMPSON I am very grateful that Vikki has come across from her own blog at The View Outside to give newcomers like me a taste of what … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · 9 Comments

Originally posted on The View Outside:
If you’ve never heard of Nanowrimo, get yourself over to C A Husted’s blog and see what it’s all about….. Nanowrimo, or National Novel…

October 11, 2012 · 5 Comments