BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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Come up with an orginal story idea in three easy steps – a creative writing exercise to start the week

I came up with this writing exercise when I was on holiday recently and overheard someone say that the first idea  isn’t always the best idea. The exercise worked for … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

You have to follow what the book needs says E.A.Bucchianeri Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

…The Book is more important than your plans for it. You have to go with what works for The Book – if your ideas appear hollow or forced when they … Continue reading

December 20, 2015 · 6 Comments

Proof that writers are generous souls….

….and that the internet can be a warm and cuddly place even when we are talking about technology. This is an introduction to a long, long, long list of resources … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sometimes the less the writer knows about his story the better says Dermot Bolger – Quotes for Writers (and for people who like quotes)

Sometimes the less we know about what will happen in a work of fiction, the better off we are. Because the more we know about what happens next, the more … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · 5 Comments

READING LIKE A WRITER – flashbacks

Flashbacks in literature are scenes within the chronological narrative that reveal events  before the story began. In a novel the ‘now’ of the story might be about two old friends … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

Scriptwriting can help solve plot problems in your novel and short story

Different writing disciplines aren’t locked into tight compartments. If you’re writing a novel I think it helps to read poetry for the richness of the language and the way it … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · 4 Comments