BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

The first line of a poem is the most important line, says Billy Collins QUOTES FOR WRITERS

There’s a lot of waiting around until something happens… there’s a kind of vigilance involved. I think what gets a poem going is an initiating line. Sometimes a first line … Continue reading

December 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Big Reduction! Christmas Sale of Creative Writing Book

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas – at last. I’ve had decorators in since early October and yesterday evening the last one left. I’ve made that sound as … Continue reading

December 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nations depend on poetry and painting, said William Blake…Quotes for Writers

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.William Blake

December 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

MY BOOKS: by the Swiss-living Scottish novelist who still loves Little House on the Prairie

Novelist Linda Huber grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged 22 and has lived there ever since. Her day jobs have included … Continue reading

December 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

Money = constipation for writers, says Stephen King: Quotes for Writers

Like anything else that happens on its own, the act of writing is beyond currency. Money is great stuff to have, but when it comes to the act of creation, … Continue reading

December 2, 2018 · Leave a comment