BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Seamus Heaney answers the age-old question: does poetry change anything? QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

I can’t think of a case where poems changed the world, but what they do is they change people’s understanding of what’s going on in the world. Seamus Heaney

May 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

The power of words QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Words — so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how … Continue reading

March 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

Quotes about Christmas — Charles Dickens

‘I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all … Continue reading

December 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

The one paragraph every writer should cut… Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

The editors I had at The New Yorker quietly helped me in peculiar, small ways. One thing they taught me was the value of cutting out the last paragraph of … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) The real sections in a bookshop aren’t fiction and non fiction, gardening and philiosophy, sport and comics…Italo Calvino spelt it out

Sections in the bookstore – Books You Haven’t Read – Books You Needn’t Read – Books Made for Purposes Other Than Reading – Books Read Even Before You Open Them … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · 3 Comments