for writers and readers….

In Praise of Longer Sentences – Ed Simon QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Within a long sentence—clause upon clause, the commas and semicolons, em-dashes and colons, parentheticals and appositions piling up—there can be a veritable maze of imagery, a labyrinth of connotation, a … Continue reading

May 28, 2023 · 6 Comments

Write a Fight Right – Rita Chang-Eppig QUOTES FOR WRITERS

The beauty of literature is it’s not a movie, says Rita Chang-Eppig. That means you don’t have to give a blow-by-blow account of a fight scene

May 21, 2023 · 2 Comments

A Short Story Can’t Just Stop – it has to Conclude Claire Kilroy QUOTES FOR WRITERS

There’s one thing that all short story have to have, says Irish writer Claire Kilroy

May 14, 2023 · 2 Comments

Getting Your Own Back – Louise Glück QUOTES FOR WRITERS

There are a lot of reasons for writing and maybe one of them is just sometimes you want to get your own back on what life has thrown at you.

April 23, 2023 · 4 Comments

The Last Thing to Do to Your Writing – Claire Kilroy QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Irish novelist Claire Kilroy on how to say goodbye to a piece of writing before sending it out to the world.

April 16, 2023 · 4 Comments

Easy Reading is Hard to Do…Enrique Jardiel Poncela QUOTES FOR WRITERS

When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing. Enrique Jardiel Poncela, Spanish playwright and novelist Image Credit: Bianca Van Dijk from Pixabay

April 9, 2023 · 2 Comments

It’s Not Finding The Time To Write, It’s Finding The Right Time – Kelly Link QUOTES FOR WRITERS

American short story writer Kelly Link couldn’t work out why she hated doing the one thing that she wanted to do most in the world until she discovered it was all about timing.

April 2, 2023 · 4 Comments

What Writers Can Learn from Lizards…Ray Bradbury QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Ray Bradbury reveals the important lesson writers can learn from the birds…and the lizards

March 26, 2023 · 4 Comments

Throwing It All Into The Book – Paul Harding QUOTES FOR WRITERS

A quote from novelist Paul Harding – author of Pulitzer-Prize winning, Tinkers – reveals where he gets his inspiration

March 12, 2023 · 5 Comments

The Choices and Consequences of the Stories We Share -Barney Norris QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Writer’s can’t just claim the right of free speech, they also have to weigh the consequences of their words…Novelist & playwright Barney Norris writing in The Author

March 5, 2023 · 3 Comments

How to Write a Wonderful Short Story – Advice from Ray Bradbury QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Ray Bradbury outlined an almost foolproof plan to develop a new writer’s skills and write a ‘wonderful’ short story in the process

February 26, 2023 · 14 Comments

Eavan Boland on the Seditious Nature of Poetry QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Eavan Boland, the Irish poet, author and academic, on how poetry can get away with it…

February 19, 2023 · 3 Comments

Nick Cave on Writing a New Song for 2023 QUOTES FOR WRITERS

“…I’m actually scared…” Nick Cave on the hard, hard work of writing and not being sure if you will make it this time

February 12, 2023 · 10 Comments

Alcohol and the Writer – Irwin Shaw QUOTES FOR WRITERS

I never drink while I’m working, but after a few glasses I get ideas that would never have occurred to me dead sober. Irwin Shaw Image by Pexels from Pixabay

February 5, 2023 · 3 Comments