BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

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

Sometimes the less the writer knows about his story the better says Dermot Bolger – Quotes for Writers (and for people who like quotes)

Sometimes the less we know about what will happen in a work of fiction, the better off we are. Because the more we know about what happens next, the more … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · 5 Comments

Music and narrative in Flash Fiction – TANIA HERSHMAN Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

(Flash fiction) is a form that balances on the flimsy boundary between short story and poem. For me, a flash story must feel like it is on the side of … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Quotations for Writers (and people who like quotations) JOHN UPDIKE

A narrative is like a room on whose walls a number of false doors have been painted; while within the narrative, we have many apparent choices of exit, but when … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · Leave a comment