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

A Woman Only Writing Competition with a special prize: time to write

Need space, time and hard cash in order to write?  Words And Women are offering all three to the winner of their 2016 prose competition. First prize is £1,000 and … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

Vita Sackville-West on what we lose if we don’t write — Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

Robert Graves on how he could afford to write poetry — Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

Prose books are the show dogs I breed and sell to support my cat. The poet Robert Graves author of I, Claudius and Goodbye To All that and other good … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · 2 Comments