BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Resist the urge to do housework, says Pat Barker. QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Keep your bum glued to the chair. It’s extraordinary how, if a piece of writing is going badly—and sometimes even when it’s going well—other activities become steadily more attractive. Not … Continue reading

September 16, 2018 · 13 Comments

Writing Quote Number 2 from the Archive

It is well known that a woman can be in two places at once, at her desk and her washing machine… Sylvia Townsend Warner

August 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Can’t write? Do the housework instead – Chuck Palahniuk Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

Alternating the thoughtful task of writing with the mindless work of laundry or dish washing will give you the breaks you need for new ideas and insights to occur. If … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) on HOUSEWORK because that’s the mood I’m in

Instead of the usual Sunday quote from a famous writer I thought it wouldn’t hurt to be reminded of the activities that can sometimes get in the way of creativity. … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

News flash! Six months until you can enter this international writing competition – but you may need the time

I only became aware of Erma Bombeck a couple of years ago and I regret that I never read any of her newspaper columns. She must, though, be a very … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 1 Comment