BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

“…I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you…” Ray Bradbury’s advice to writers QUOTES FOR WRITERS

You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries … Continue reading

February 23, 2020 · 3 Comments

“…Writing is not figure skating or skiing…”warns Paul Theroux QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Notice how many of the Olympic athletes effusively thanked their mothers for their success? “She drove me to my practice at four in the morning,” etc. Writing is not figure … Continue reading

February 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Probably the best definition of a short story – Neil Gaiman QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be … Continue reading

February 9, 2020 · 3 Comments

“When I start writing the first sentence…” Anna Mocikat QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Since I used to be a screenwriter before I started publishing novels, I’m an enthusiastic plotter. When I start writing the first sentence of a novel, I know exactly how … Continue reading

February 2, 2020 · 2 Comments