BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Memory isn’t a storage room or a tool…QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Is memory produced by us, or is it us? Our identity is very likely whatever our memory decides to retain. But let’s not presume that memory is a storage room. … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Forgeting and remembering: light and dark, says Scottish historian and thinker Thomas Carlyle. Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

Oblivion is the dark page, whereon Memory writes her light-beam characters, and makes them legible; were it all light nothing could be read there, any more than if it were … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Time Traveling With A Pen — memories and memoirs

I’m not here right now. I’m over on Kathy Pooler’s fascinating blog Memoir Writer’s Journey posting about how to locate memories and use the techniques of creative writing to write … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

M is for MEMORY AND MEMOIR: HOW TO FORGET

MEMORY, according to the philosopher Suzanne Langer, should not be thought of as a noun – a storehouse or recording machine – but as a verb,  an activity that makes … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 6 Comments