BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

…pain, loss, regret – the stuff of drama Harold Pinter QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

I think plays have nothing to do with one’s own personal life. Not in my experience, anyway. The stuff of drama has to do, not with your subject matter, anyway, … Continue reading

November 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Is there anything you can’t write about? ART FOR WRITERS

I’m guessing that most people have seen Claude Monet’s paintings of water lilies in his garden at Giverny, near Paris. He began painting them in 1899 and didn’t stop for … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · 3 Comments

Write a short story about food and drink for a chance to win £10,000 prize

Food and drink must be at the heart of the story you enter for The Mogford Prize. It could be a life-changing conversation over lunch; a romance in a cafe; … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · 3 Comments

“…A story is how we construct our experiences…” Doris Lessing QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Humanity’s legacy of stories and storytelling is the most precious we have. All wisdom is in our stories and songs. A story is how we construct our experiences. At the … Continue reading

November 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Why do men feel threatened by women?” asked Margaret Atwood QUOTES FOR WRITERS and everyone

Given the events over the last few weeks , I thought it would be a good idea to post the words of Margret Atwood: Why do men feel threatened by … Continue reading

November 5, 2017 · 8 Comments

A Painting that tells a different story to everyone who views it…ART FOR WRITERS

Last week’s offering (A Victorian genre painting) was almost hyper realistic. In contrast, Jack Yeats makes the viewer do a lot of work. This is an ambiguous painting and the title … Continue reading

November 3, 2017 · 4 Comments