BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

Writers need exercise….quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without … Continue reading

December 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

5 Top Flash Fiction Tips for Writers – Hysteria Writing Competition

FLASH FICTION goes by many names: micro fiction, sudden fiction, short short stories, skinny stories (no fat allowed) and postcard fiction. I gather in China it translates to a palm-sized … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

Do Writers need Creative Writing Exercises?

You won’t be surprised that I am going to say yes to that question as I’ve just produced a book of 30 exercises, BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL, but what … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

For 24 hours only BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL will be free

Next Monday December 2nd my new ebook is free to download.* Word of mouth still sells more books than anything else which I find heartening, but before someone can recommend … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · 4 Comments

How to make a tired woman very happy…

Two very nice things happened at the end of a long day. First a five star* review of BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL from a creative writing lecturer who wrote … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 10 Comments

BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL is out on Amazon

30 exercises 33,000 words An ebook you can download to your phone, your Ipad, your laptop, your PC…using this free app from Amazon HERE (and it is a doddle to … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · 15 Comments

Coming soon BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL ebook

I’m very excited about the cover. I think the designer did a brilliant job. I’m very excited that it will be out in a couple of weeks – publication date … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · 6 Comments

Ten good reasons to study creative writing …. some might surprise you

1) It’s a vocational subject. In every job and area of life it’s valuable to be able communicate as clearly and effectively as possible. 2) It could help you get … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 12 Comments

Monday creative writing exercise because it’s a good way to start the week ……Scrabble Scramble

A very straightforward creative writing exercise today…all you have to do is write and keep on writing until you’ve managed to incorporate all the words on the scrabble board. (Did … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Come Write With Me — an invitation from Victoria Bantock

I’m handing over my blog today to Victoria so she can tell you about her new venture – The Creative Life Project.  We first met in a classroom (where I … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a 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

What’s the worst thing a student could do in a creative writing class?

 I came across Cathy Dreyer humorous example of epistolary fiction in the summer when I discovered her blog Write a Novel In 10 Minutes Flat (a title that has its … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 3 Comments