BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

The stories old boots can tell…and a decent pair of Jimmy Choo’s ART FOR WRITERS

Van Gogh frequently painted boots and shoes, the more worn and muddy they were the better. Looking through my writing exercises, I realise I focus on shoes quite often and, … Continue reading

February 16, 2018 · 2 Comments

Inspiring Pictures for Writers: Norman Cornish – the miner’s artist

A quick five minute exercise: describe this scene, put in sounds – the children aren’t crossing in silence – and colour. Add tiny details: a button hanging by a thread, … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week: photograph writing prompt

  They’re coming! The words rippled through the group like a chemical high. They’re coming!  Only Emma wondered what that really meant…. Over to you….. Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/f_lynx/7797764254/  

August 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

A 75-word writing challenge

Kate Mosse (the writer not the model) says writers should practice writing in the same way musicians practice the scales…. Here is a way that will also allow you to … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · 3 Comments