BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

If I have an Apple and You have an Apple – George Bernard Shaw Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Books show us how to live…read more from Anne Lamott Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · 5 Comments

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) Bernard MacLaverty defines the short story

A short story is like a good dram, as opposed to a pint – Bernard MacLaverty Listen to the Belfast novelist and short story writer define the short story on … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Getting pigeon-holed by Dragons – TERRY PRATCHETT Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

We categorize too much on the basis of unreliable assumption. A literary novel written by Brian Aldiss must be science fiction, because he is a known science fiction writer; a … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 5 Comments

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) Isabel Allende on why English is the best language for writers

I try to write beautifully, but accessibly. In the romance languages, Spanish, French, Italian, there’s a flowery way of saying things that does not exist in English. My husband says … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) writers and icebergs

If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows… The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

I’m not sure I can define romantic, but I’m pretty sure this isn’t it…

Romance originally meant a story about a dashing hero written in French. As those stories often revolved around unrequited love, adoration from afar and secret trysts (what a nice word) … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes) Philip Pullman on what back to basics really means

We often hear politicians talks about the basics, by which they mean the ability to spell correctly and write grammatically. But that’s not basic at all. You can correct that … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

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

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) characters

It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) Seamus Heaney

I can’t think of a case where poems changed the world, but what they do is they change people’s understanding of what’s going on in the world – Seamus Heaney … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) What writers should do – Natalie Goldberg

Take out another notebook, pick up another pen, and just write, just write, just write. In the middle of the world, make one positive step. In the centre of chaos, … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) Why do you want to be a writer?

Ask yourself why you want to be a writer. If your answer is to be rich, or famous, or published or in fact anything other than that you have a … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

CREATIVE NONFICTION…Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers

Brevity is a free online quarterly journal for creative non fiction, and I love it for the quality of its writing. All articles and essays are 750 words or less … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment