BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

Inspiring Pictures for Writers over the holidays: THE EVE OF CHRISTMAS EVE

I don’t know if it has a title, but I would be tempted to call it Trolly Rage. Is that what it feels like at the moment? Or are you … Continue reading

December 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Poets can wait for inspiration, novelists can’t – Neil Gaiman QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

If you only write when you’re inspired you may be a fairly decent poet, but you’ll never be a novelist because you’re going to have to make your word count … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Five Tips for writing flash fiction plus one inspirational exercise that will deliver a plot to your keyboard

I originally wrote this post for the Hysterectomy Association when I was writer in residence of their annual writing competition earlier this year. Flash Fiction goes by many names: micro … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 6 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

Why writers write: Philip Larkin — Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

It seems as if you’ve seen this sight, felt this feeling, had this vision, and have got to find a combination of words that will preserve it by setting it … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Monday creative writing exercise because it’s a good way to start the week. And here’s a story starter…

This week it’s a very short exercise but a goody! Don’t ask why it’s so short and late…Oh, go on, do. My new shiny BIG pc is doing everything brilliantly … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week — WHAT IF….

Journalists ask who, what, why, where and when. Fiction writers  ask WHAT IF. This is a good WHAT IF for a Monday and it  could turn into almost anything: a … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Did you know that the King James Bible…

has inspired the lyrics of more pop songs than any other book. Source: QI

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quotations for Writers (and people who like quotations) STEPHEN KING

I have never felt like I was creating anything. For me, writing is like walking through a desert and all at once, poking up through the hardpan, I see the … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · Leave a comment