BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

This is what separates artists from ordinary people…Anne Lamott QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander. We … Continue reading

May 20, 2018 · 9 Comments

Dorothy Parker’s definition of creativity QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye Dorothy Parker

April 15, 2018 · 6 Comments

…Picnic baskets and modern art…Tom Stoppard QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art. Tom Stoppard

November 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Words are what matter…Ursula K. Le Guin QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Words are what matter. The sharing of words. The activation of imagination through the reading of words. The reason literacy is important is that literature is the operating instructions. The … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Write what you DON’T know…QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

One of the dumbest things you were ever taught was to write what you know. Because what you know is usually dull. Remember when you first wanted to be a … Continue reading

June 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

Mary Wollstonecraft on Imagination QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

The imagination¬†is the true fire, stolen from heaven, to animate this cold creature of clay, producing all those fine sympathies that lead to rapture, rendering men social by expanding their … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · 9 Comments

The one difference between writers and other people – NEIL GAIMAN Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · 5 Comments

Monday creative writing exercise because it’s a good way to start the week ……Scrabble Scramble

A very straightforward creative writing exercise today…all you have to do is write and keep on writing until you’ve managed to incorporate all the words on the scrabble board. (Did … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · 2 Comments