BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

You’ve got to be part of a Holy Trinity to produce great writing

….in order to create quality prose we need to craft, project a unique character’s voice, and review our own work from the objective stance of a reader. A tall order, … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

A hint…a suggestion…Orson Welles Quotes for Writers and Playwrights (and people who like quotes)

I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won’t contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

“There are only four kinds of readers…” Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

There are only four kinds of readers. The first is like the hour-glass; their reading being as the sand, it runs in and it runs out, and leaves no vestige … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

Writing is Magic…Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid or making friends. Writing is magic, as much as the water of life as any other creative art. The … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Reader’s Bill of Rights — Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

1. The right to not read 2. The right to skip pages 3. The right to not finish 4. The right to reread 5. The right to read anything 6. … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

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) 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

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

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) American short story writer LORRIE MOORE

Most things good for writing are bad for life. “May your life be not very good material” is a blessing I offer students. —Lorrie Moore Find out more about Lorrie … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) Crime bestseller Lee Child on meeting a basic human need

There is something fundamental in our makeup that wants to endlessly raise and – most importantly – find answers to questions. I believe this is something writers need to understand. … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment