BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Developing empathy – what fiction does for us: Laila Lalami QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Stories help us see the world through the eyes of others: We see what they see; we’re provoked or inspired or amused; we take sides or withhold judgment—but in the … Continue reading

February 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

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

Why writers need to have empathy

Just before Christmas Sarah Rayner, author of five novels including the international bestseller One Moment One Morning pointed me in the direction of this excellent short film that dissects the … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · Leave a comment