BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

“…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

What fantasy can do for you – Terry Pratchett QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Terry Pratchett

October 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Medusa in Wire – ART FOR WRITERS

This is one of Alexander Calder’s wire portraits – a drawing made in space – created around 1930. It’s Medusa, the green-skinned Gorgon from Greek mythology with a face that … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Enter the £10,000 award for a first-time writer

The Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers’ Award 2018 opened for entries on Sunday. It is an exciting award as it gives a substanial amount of money to a new writer. It … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · 4 Comments