BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

“…I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you…” Ray Bradbury’s advice to writers QUOTES FOR WRITERS

You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries … Continue reading

February 23, 2020 · 3 Comments

“…Writing is not figure skating or skiing…”warns Paul Theroux QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Notice how many of the Olympic athletes effusively thanked their mothers for their success? “She drove me to my practice at four in the morning,” etc. Writing is not figure … Continue reading

February 16, 2020 · 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

American literary journal offers an international fellowship to flash fiction writers

SmokeLong Quarterly is inviting applications for the 2018 Kathy Fish Fellowship. SmokeLong Quarterly celebrates its 14th birthday this year with the aim of publishing the best flash fiction on the … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · Leave a comment