BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

Fill that notebook! A confidence-building class for writers with experience AND absolute beginners.

The basics: Friday morning in Brighton in a studio facing the sea for four weeks starting on September 29. 10.30am until 12.30 What: A small-in-numbers, big-in-ideas class with plenty of … Continue reading

September 9, 2017 · 2 Comments

Non-Fiction Prize for a Work in Progress

The Biographers’ Club is calling for entries to the 2017 Tony Lothian Prize, which awards £2,000 to an uncommissioned first-time writer working on a biography.  Note the word working: you … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

When we buy ebooks and When it has to be print…

At Nielsen Book’s annual conference (Nielsen are the people who count books worldwide) it was reported that many readers in Britain and the US buy both print and digital books … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 10 Comments

Getting the Opening Write

Originally posted on The Proof Angel:
We assess people in the first few moments after meeting them. The same is true of writing. Whether it is a novel, an email…

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

International Writing Competition about Australia

The Stringybark Short Story Award 2013 is now open.  They accept every genre — the only catch is that your story must have some link to Australia. Length: maximum 1500 … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

First official UK ebook chart

If you’ve ever wondered how ebook sales compare with ‘real’ books The Bookseller – a London based magazine for the book trade that’s been going since Dickens was in his … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

The difference between fiction and non fiction

Over on  The View Outside Vikki’s written about a recent research session at the Faber Academy where novelist and Guardian writer Susie Steiner gave a pretty good definition of the … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · 9 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