BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Writing Quote Number 6 from the Archive

A story is not like a road to follow … it’s more like a house. You go inside and stay there for a while, wandering back and forth and settling … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Every fictional plot contains hints and traces of the stories it has excluded…” Susan Sontag QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Every fictional plot contains hints and traces of the stories it has excluded or resisted in order to assume its present shape. Alternatives to the plot ought to be felt … Continue reading

October 2, 2016 · 4 Comments

Sometimes the less the writer knows about his story the better says Dermot Bolger – Quotes for Writers (and for people who like quotes)

Sometimes the less we know about what will happen in a work of fiction, the better off we are. Because the more we know about what happens next, the more … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · 5 Comments

Questions, Questions, Questions…. a novelist has to have a lot of answers before putting pen to paper, says guest writer Helen Carey

I’m delighted that I’m handing over my blog today to novelist Helen Carey. She is best known for her bestselling World War Two novels Lavender Road, Some Sunny Day and … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

READING LIKE A WRITER – flashbacks

Flashbacks in literature are scenes within the chronological narrative that reveal events  before the story began. In a novel the ‘now’ of the story might be about two old friends … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · 4 Comments