BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

"…It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible." Ray Bradbury QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn’t exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same … Continue reading

January 12, 2020 · 2 Comments

How to overcome writer's doubt – Diana Marie Delgado QUOTES FOR WRITERS

My problem isn’t writer’s block—it’s writer’s doubt. I sit down but I often doubt that I can finish what’s in front of me. So, I’m not a writer who typically … Continue reading

December 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

It rained when it should have snowed…Seamus Heaney QUOTES FOR WRITERS

It rained when it should have snowed. When we went to gather holly the ditches were swimming, we were wet to the knees, our hands were all jags and water … Continue reading

December 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

True humour is the antidote to dogmatism and fanaticism – Nick Cave QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Humour is not lack of gravity and it is not frivolity. Rather, it is the merciful oxygen that can envelop seriousness and prevent it from becoming a grim contagion that … Continue reading

December 15, 2019 · 2 Comments

There’s self-respect in making things, says poet Sharon Olds QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Writing or making anything — a poem, a bird feeder, a chocolate cake — has self-respect in it. You’re working. You’re trying. You’re not lying down on the ground, having … Continue reading

November 24, 2019 · 4 Comments

Planning doesn’t take the fun out of it – bestselling crime fiction author Sophie Hannah QUOTES FOR WRITERS

The biggest lie uttered by writers about planning is that it somehow limits or stifles creativity. This is absolutely untrue. Planners simply divide their writing process into two equally important … Continue reading

November 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

You should write because…advice from the author of Brokeback Mountain QUOTES FOR WRITERS

You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest … Continue reading

November 10, 2019 · 2 Comments

What a writer must do…William Faulkner QUOTES FOR WRITERS

He must never be satisfied with what he does. It never is as good as it can be done. Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. … Continue reading

November 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Why I read – Zadie Smith QUOTES FOR WRITERS

I am fascinated to presume, as a reader, that many types of people, strange to me in life, might be revealed, through the intimate space of fiction, to have griefs … Continue reading

October 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

“…nothing means anything until the next day when you do it again…” Ernest Hemingway on writing QUOTES FOR WRITING

You write until you come to a place where you still have your juice and know what will happen next and you stop and try to live through until the … Continue reading

October 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

How to find inspiration – Anne Tyler QUOTES FOR WRITERS

…the novelist Anne Tyler likes to keep the windows open to hear ordinary life outside. She writes in longhand, then types her words out, then records her words, listens to them, and … Continue reading

September 22, 2019 · 3 Comments

Good prose is more muscle than fat, says Ursula Le Guin QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Adjectives and adverbs are good and rich and fattening. The main thing is not to overindulge … I would recommend to all storytellers a watchful attitude and a thoughtful, careful … Continue reading

September 15, 2019 · 2 Comments

Yeats on what the world has to offer QUOTES FOR WRITERS

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.W.B. Yeats Photo by Viktor Forgacs on Unsplash

August 25, 2019 · 3 Comments