BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Safari Friday went missing this week

I skipped the usual Safari Friday post this week 1) Because I was teaching five full days in 30+ degree temperatures. (What a week for a creative writing summer school!) … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers GETTING FEEDBACK

A couple of years ago, a very talented student complained after class that it was hard to find anyone to give feedback on her writing. She wasn’t having a pop … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week: IT’S SUMMER! do something different

Here in the UK it’s been a long grim winter and a grey-sky spring, but at long last the whole island can feel the sun’s warmth and wake up to … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

CREATIVE NONFICTION…Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers

Brevity is a free online quarterly journal for creative non fiction, and I love it for the quality of its writing. All articles and essays are 750 words or less … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Everyone loves editing, dont they?

Originally posted on helencareybooks:
Everyone loves editing, don’t they? No? I’m astonished. What could be more enjoyable than giving yourself the opportunity to reread your wonderful prose and to hone…

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Worst one line synopsis

Can you better this one: a rich man with issues falls for innocent young lass Can’t guess? Presume it is something you haven’t read (and never will read). No, it’s … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers — script writing

Safari = Swahili for long journey.I am on the look out for anything accessible from a keyboard that educates, entertains, intrigues, raises a smile. Anything that helps a reader get … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week: getting in the mood to write FLASH FICTION

None of these exercise ideas might actually produce a flash fiction story you would want to call your own, but I hope they get you into the mood for writing … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 8 Comments

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week — WHAT IF….

Journalists ask who, what, why, where and when. Fiction writers  ask WHAT IF. This is a good WHAT IF for a Monday and it  could turn into almost anything: a … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to write about things that go bump in the night GUEST POST from Kath McGurl

 Today I’m delighted to hand my blog over to Kath McGurl. Kath and I have never met but over the last 12 months I have become aware of just how … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers – food research at the British Library

Safari = Swahili for long journey.I am on the look out for anything accessible from a keyboard that educates, entertains, intrigues, raises a smile. Anything that helps a reader get … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

The UK’s first national writing competition for marginalised and disabled writers

CREATIVE FUTURES is a Brighton based charity that supports the development of marginalised writers and artists. They do a lot of interesting stuff – including run the Tight Modern – … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

SAFARI FRIDAY searching the web for writers and readers THE BLOOD RED PENCIL

Safari = Swahili for long journey. I am on the look out for anything accessible from a keyboard that educates, entertains, intrigues, raises a smile. Anything that helps a reader … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Get your event listed for free

A quick reminder that if you are organising an event WHAT THE DICKENS magazine now has a new listings section. And it’s free. Get in touch here if you want … Continue reading

March 23, 2013 · Leave a comment