BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

International flash fiction Competition has big prizes for small stories

This competition is truly international as entries are accepted in four languages: English, Spanish, Arabic and Hebrew. The winner of the contest administered by the Museum of Words in Madrid … Continue reading

October 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Believe the Unbelieveable ART FOR WRITERS

I believe in this girl. I believe she is real and holding the cold (dying?) fish close to her heart, at least while I’m looking at this picture by Diego … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Leap into another world – ART FOR WRITERS

No, I’m not going to say anything. You’re on your own for this one. It’s whatever you want it to be. Just write. Make yourself  write if you’re out of … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Urgent Shout Out to Devon Writers!

Writers & Artists – the publishers of (among other good things) the Year Book close to the heart of many writers are offering two FREE tickets to their How to … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

What fantasy can do for you – Terry Pratchett QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Terry Pratchett

October 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Medusa in Wire – ART FOR WRITERS

This is one of Alexander Calder’s wire portraits – a drawing made in space – created around 1930. It’s Medusa, the green-skinned Gorgon from Greek mythology with a face that … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Enter the £10,000 award for a first-time writer

The Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers’ Award 2018 opened for entries on Sunday. It is an exciting award as it gives a substanial amount of money to a new writer. It … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · 4 Comments

Interview with a published short story writer – and an invitation

This striking cover belongs to a new collection of short stories. I’ve read it, I love it and I think you might as well… 15 Minutes is about people whose … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 6 Comments

Where reading can take you…Jean Rhys QUOTE FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere. Jean Rhys is the author of Wide Sargasso Sea, among … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

Don’t Mess With Her…Art for Writers

This is a self-portrait by the New Zealand artist Rita Angus. She seems to be saying, don’t even think about it… I’ve chosen this painting because she has such a … Continue reading

September 29, 2017 · 9 Comments

A writer shouldn’t know what he is talking about…Grace Paley QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

One of the reasons writers are so much more interested in life than others who just go on living all the time is that what the writer doesn’t understand the … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Auden on the silly question a writer is always asked…. QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

A writer … is always being asked by people who should know better: “Whom do you write for?” The question is, of course, a silly one, but I can give … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · 4 Comments

Being blown away…ART FOR WRITERS

This sculpture is made from found bits and pieces of scrap metal and part of Penny Hardy’s Blown Away series. It’s vital, full of energy and hope. There’s a totally … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Memory isn’t a storage room or a tool…QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Is memory produced by us, or is it us? Our identity is very likely whatever our memory decides to retain. But let’s not presume that memory is a storage room. … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · Leave a comment