BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Children don’t want small and cosy – children’s author Clementine Beauvais QUOTES FOR AUTHORS

Children love all things big, and not just dinosaurs. They can cope with complicated words they’ve never seen before: that’s what they’ve been doing non-stop since they were born. They … Continue reading

October 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Never write down to children – E.B. White author of Charlotte’s Web QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down. Children are demanding. They are the most attentive, curious, eager, observant, sensitive, … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · 5 Comments

The problem with writing a book in verse…Dr Seuss QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

The problem with writing a book in verse is, to be successful, it has to sound like you knocked it off on a rainy Friday afternoon. It has to sound … Continue reading

November 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

Reminder for Children’s authors: a major literary agency wants to see your manuscript

TOMORROW!! Check out last week’s post about United Agents Open House policy throughout August. Tomorrow  is the day for children’s authors.

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Writing for Children

The Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award is for a manuscript that celebrates cultural diversity in the widest possible sense, either in terms of its story or in terms … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · 3 Comments