BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

…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

Developing empathy – what fiction does for us: Laila Lalami QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Stories help us see the world through the eyes of others: We see what they see; we’re provoked or inspired or amused; we take sides or withhold judgment—but in the … Continue reading

February 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Why we all need to be told stories…Alan Rickman QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

April 1, 2018 · 13 Comments

What storytellers can do – Erin Morgenstern QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone’s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows … Continue reading

May 28, 2017 · 11 Comments

The Power of Stories – Emmanuel Reed Manirakiza Quotes for Writers (and peope who like quotes)

Inside stories lies transformational power, Power that moves the invisible us, Power that stirs our emotions, To experience the experiences of others; Stories allow us to imagine and live momentarily … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

…The supreme expression of story is the novel…Richard Flanagan, winner of 2014 Booker. Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

I do not share the pessimism of the age about the novel. They are one of our greatest spiritual, aesthetic and intellectual inventions. As a species it is story that … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gabriel García Márquez on the origins of the very first fiction story – Quotes for Writers (and People who like Quotes)

Fiction was invented when Jonah arrived home and told his wife he was three days late because he’d been swallowed by a whale. ― Gabriel García Márquez photo credit: Rob Hughes … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

THREE ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS IN A GHOST STORY

From the archives – as I am in the middle of assignment season. I wrote this post in November 2010 and November  seems the right month for ghost stories. Here … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes) Carolyn Heilbrun

…we live our lives through texts. These may be read, or chanted, or experienced electronically, or come to us, like the murmurings of our mothers, telling us what conventions demand. … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · Leave a comment