BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

This is what separates artists from ordinary people…Anne Lamott QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander. We … Continue reading

May 20, 2018 · 9 Comments

What books have taught me – James Baldwin QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented … Continue reading

May 13, 2018 · 4 Comments

Seamus Heaney answers the age-old question: does poetry change anything? QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

I can’t think of a case where poems changed the world, but what they do is they change people’s understanding of what’s going on in the world. Seamus Heaney

May 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

Remember…Stephen Hawking QUOTES FOR WRITERS and everyone really…

Remember to look up at the stars & not down at your feet.Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. However difficult … Continue reading

April 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

What you get from Reading – Dr Seuss QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Dr Seuss   Photo by JOSHUA COLEMAN on Unsplash

April 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dorothy Parker’s definition of creativity QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye Dorothy Parker

April 15, 2018 · 6 Comments

Definition of a non-writing writer – QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity Franz Kafka

April 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

The important things that children’s books say: QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Children’s books say: the stories of the world are infinite, and various, and unpredictable. They say: you will count for something. They say: bravery will matter, wit will matter, empathy … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · 2 Comments

A good book is a good book whatever the sex of the author – Anne Bronte QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

I am satisfied that if a book is a good one, it is so whatever the sex of the author may be. All novels are or should be written for … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

The power of words QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Words — so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how … Continue reading

March 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

H.G.Wells on the strongest passion of all QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

No Passion in the World Is Equal to the Passion to Alter Someone Else’s Draft H.G. Wells

March 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Where Agatha Christie found her plots QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Years ago I got my plots in the tub, the old-fashioned, rim kind — just sitting there thinking, undisturbed, and lining the rim with apple cores. Agatha Christie

February 25, 2018 · 20 Comments

Why you need to know the end of your story when you write the beginning – Edgar Allen Poe QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Nothing is more clear than that every plot, worth the name, must be elaborated to its dénouement before any thing be attempted with the pen. It is only with the … Continue reading

February 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

The pain and pleasure of writing a novel Dean Koontz QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Writing a novel is like making love, but it’s also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it’s like making love while having a tooth pulled. Dean Koontz

February 11, 2018 · 3 Comments