BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Looking forward to April…a slam-bang return to joy, says Barbara Kingsolver QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Every religious tradition from the northern hemisphere honors some form of April hallelujah, for this is the season of exquisite redemption, a slam-bang return to joy after a season of … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

Barbara Kingsolver’s advice on writer’s block… QUOTES FOR WRITERS

It doesn’t matter how many books I’ve published, starting the next one always feels as daunting as the first. A day comes when I just have to make a deal … Continue reading

January 6, 2019 · 3 Comments

How to write from your unique position in the universe… Advice from Barbara Kingsolver QUOTES FOR WRITERS

It’s no coincidence that a lot of writers are introverts. At some point in the life of a manuscript you’ll want to get feedback, but not while it’s in the … Continue reading

November 26, 2018 · 2 Comments

Lean on the delete key, says Barbara Kingsolver QUOTE FOR WRITERS

Revision is my favorite work, the part of the process when art really happens. Once you know where you’re going, you can back up and tilt every scene in just … Continue reading

November 18, 2018 · 2 Comments

Five Quotes for Mother’s Day

…kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run. … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

Writers: don’t think of it as rejection – Barbara Kingsolver Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

This manuscript of yours that has just come back from another editor is a precious package. Don’t consider it rejected. Consider that you’ve addressed it ‘to the editor who can … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 11 Comments