BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Monday Creative Writing Exercise because it’s a good way to start the week: IT’S SUMMER! do something different

Here in the UK it’s been a long grim winter and a grey-sky spring, but at long last the whole island can feel the sun’s warmth and wake up to … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quotes for writers and people who like quotes — Don’t kid yourself you are writing says E. L. Doctorow

Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing. Find out more about E. L. Doctorow … Continue reading

June 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes) Anne Lamott

Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quotes for Writers (and People who like Quotes) HILARY MANTEL

                         Hilary Mantle: photo by Chris Boland If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

How to beat writer’s block

DARK MATERIALS author Philip isn’t very sympathetic to writer’s block. He argues that we never hear of carpenter’s block or bus driver’s block and writer’s block would disappear overnight if … Continue reading

September 1, 2012 · Leave a comment