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 · 2 Comments

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 · 6 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 · 7 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

A new indy publishing company is doing things differently in the search for new writing talent.

époque press is very new. They only opened for business a couple of weeks ago, but clearly a lot of hard work has gone into to building a company capable … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

Once you read a book you care about…QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and readers)

Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you. Louis L’Amour What books are always with you? The first book that came … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · 9 Comments

Get under the skin of a Victorian genre painting ART FOR WRITERS

There is almost a ready-made story here. Nameless and Friendless is the most famous work of Emily Mary Osborn. She specialised in painting women in distress which has made critics … Continue reading

October 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Neither all instruction, nor all entertainment, say Margaret Atwood QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

If it’s all instruction, you get annoyed with it and bored, and you stop reading. If it’s all entertainment, you read it quite quickly, your heart going pitty-pat, pitty-pat. But … Continue reading

October 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

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 · 4 Comments

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 · 2 Comments

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