BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

A screenplay…is merely the scaffolding for a building someone else is going to build – John Irving QUOTES FOR WRITERS

There is no (literary) language in a screenplay. (For me, dialogue doesn’t count as language.) What passes for language in a screenplay is rudimentary, like the directions for assembling a … Continue reading

April 19, 2020 · 2 Comments

Opening Lines – A Writing Exercise

I’m going to post writing exercises at regular intervals because I’m convinced that writing can help if you’re worried and under stress….and right now that describes most of us. The … Continue reading

March 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

…stories are about what you lose…John Irving QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Be serious, Life hurts, reflect what hurts. I don’t mean that you can’t also be funny, or have fun, but at the end of the day, stories are about what … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · 4 Comments

A brutally honest book log – January 2015

I’m not sure if I will keep this up all year, but I’ve wanted to keep a record of what I’ve been reading for some time. Why brutally honest? Because … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 2 Comments