BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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The difference between journalism and fiction Garcia Marquez QUOTES FOR WRITERS

In journalism just one fact that is false prejudices the entire work. In contrast, in fiction one single fact that is true gives legitimacy to the entire work. That’s the … Continue reading

August 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Literature declines to eradicate one truth in favor of another…says George Saunders QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Fiction is a kind of compassion-generating machine that saves us from sloth. Is life kind or cruel? Yes, Literature answers. Are people good or bad? You bet, says Literature. But … Continue reading

June 14, 2020 · 3 Comments

Why we turn to fiction…Arundhati Roy QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Fiction is truth. You turn to fiction when you can’t express reality with footnotes and evidence and reportage. Arundhati Roy

February 4, 2018 · 2 Comments

Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes) Narnia author C.S. LEWIS on not giving tuppence about being original

No man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · 2 Comments