BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

The advantage of being an older writer – Susan Hill QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Getting old has advantages as well as disadvantages. it may mean that you are freed from obligations – work, bringing up children, looking after older relatives – that left you … Continue reading

July 15, 2018 · 6 Comments

The difference between poetry and songwriting – Patti Smith QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

When I’m sitting down to write a poem I’m not thinking of anyone. I’m not thinking about how it will be received. I’m not thinking it will make people happy … Continue reading

July 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Authors really only like one kind of character – Terry Pratchett QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

For an author, the nice characters aren’t much fun. What you want are the screwed up characters. You know, the characters that are constantly wondering if what they are doing … Continue reading

July 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

We will never get unlimited time to write – Julia Cameron QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

We have a notion that we want to have vast stretches of unlimited time to write – and we never get them. We need to learn to write in the … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · 2 Comments

Leo Tolstoy on light and shadow QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow. Leo Tolstoy

June 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

The trouble with using long words…Stephen King QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

One of the really bad things you can do to your writing is to dress up the vocabulary, working for long words because you’re maybe a little bit ashamed of … Continue reading

June 10, 2018 · 18 Comments

…If I tried to write a universal novel, it would be water…Toni Morrison QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

I never asked Tolstoy to write for me, a little colored girl in Lorain, Ohio. I never asked (James) Joyce not to mention Catholicism or the world of Dublin. Never. … Continue reading

June 3, 2018 · 2 Comments

She would never be lonely again…QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there … Continue reading

May 27, 2018 · 11 Comments

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