BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

In early June….John Steinbeck QUOTES FOR WRITERS

In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent Photo by Ann Savchenko on Unsplash

June 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

We are lonesome animals – John Steinbeck on why writers write: Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

A writer out of loneliness is trying to communicate like a distant star sending signals. He isn’t telling or teaching or ordering. Rather he seeks to establish a relationship of … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 6 Comments

I’m mad about this – hope you are too

News this weekend that GCSE examining boards are going to drop American classics such as Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mocking Bird, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and Arthur … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Steinbeck on how to write even when you know you can’t. Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

“When I face the desolate impossibility of writing five hundred pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) Don’t rewrite until it’s all done……

Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · 2 Comments