BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

…The world is a million possible things…Terry Gilliam QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Well, I really want to encourage a kind of fantasy, a kind of magic. I love the term magic realism, whoever invented it — I do actually like it because it says certain … Continue reading

September 20, 2020 · 2 Comments

Fantasy and Science Fiction are absorbed with now – Brandon Sanderson QUOTES FOR WRITERS

People say science fiction looks to the future, fantasy looks at the past. But the truth is both of them look at the now, just through different metaphorical lenses. Brandon Sanderson … Continue reading

August 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Wild fantasies and an unexpected letter from the Mistress…Most Estimable ADVICE from the 1830s

Mrs Finnegan’s Chronicles: the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT staying indoors at The Regency Town House Sometimes I have fantasies about things that could not possibly … Continue reading

April 21, 2020 · 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

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

Inspiring Pictures for Writers – diving into fable and fantasy

Not into fantasy? Don’t write it; don’t read it? I understand and could say the same except…except it’s good to get out of the comfortable niche we create for ourselves. … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · 3 Comments

Fantasy doesn’t have to be fantastic said Terry Pratchett Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

Fantasy doesn’t have to be fantastic. American writers in particular find this much harder to grasp. You need to have your feet on the ground as much as your head … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Getting pigeon-holed by Dragons – TERRY PRATCHETT Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

We categorize too much on the basis of unreliable assumption. A literary novel written by Brian Aldiss must be science fiction, because he is a known science fiction writer; a … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 5 Comments

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week: Magic for grown ups

photo credit: Iguana Jo via photopin cc Magic Realism is a literary genre where extraordinary and magical things happen but – and this is probably the defining quality – the … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

You no longer need an agent to submit to this mainstream publisher

Tor UK is the Pan Macmillan imprint specialising in science fiction, fantasy and horror. They also publish some YA crossover fiction and novels based on computer games franchises. Their writers … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Mass Market publishing opportunity for your brilliant idea

I’ve just discovered that Harlequin are appealing for submissions for their new digital series. They want manuscripts of 10,000 words or more and it’s not all frothy romances – see … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · 2 Comments