BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

Leap into another world – ART FOR WRITERS

No, I’m not going to say anything. You’re on your own for this one. It’s whatever you want it to be. Just write. Make yourself¬† write if you’re out of … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

What fantasy can do for you – Terry Pratchett QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Terry Pratchett

October 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fantasy doesn’t have to be fantastic said Terry Pratchett Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

Fantasy doesn’t have to be fantastic. American writers in particular find this much harder to grasp. You need to have your feet on the ground as much as your head … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Terry Pratchett on books and writing Quotes for Writers ( and people who like quotes)

Too many people want to have written. Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one. The space between the young readers eyeballs and the printed page is a holy … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · 9 Comments

Terry Pratchett on old women and misleading covers — quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

I do note with interest that old women in my books become young women on the covers… this is discrimination against the chronologically gifted. Terry Pratchett photo credit: donielle via … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · 5 Comments

Getting pigeon-holed by Dragons – TERRY PRATCHETT Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

We categorize too much on the basis of unreliable assumption. A literary novel written by Brian Aldiss must be science fiction, because he is a known science fiction writer; a … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 5 Comments

What IS on a school reading list…..? I found Pratchett and Adams and that the old reading lists have been ditched

Following on from yesterday’s post about what I would choose to go on a school reading list, I did a little internet research to find out what is actually on … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

What book would you put on a school reading list?

E.A.M Harris blogs about reading and writing and her latest post has set me thinking. She is in the middle of a 30 day book challenge that forces participants to … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 10 Comments