BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

What a writer must do…William Faulkner QUOTES FOR WRITERS

He must never be satisfied with what he does. It never is as good as it can be done. Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. … Continue reading

November 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Writing theory? It’s not for writers, said William Faulkner QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Let the writer take up surgery or bricklaying if he is interested in technique. There is no mechanical way to get the writing done, no shortcut. The young writer would … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · 9 Comments

My Six Favourite Literary Insults

It’s not all elegant sentences and good taste in the literary world…sometimes words can wound and sometimes they can bite back… Mark Twain on Jane Austen I haven’t any right to … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 21 Comments

William Faulkner on what a writer would sacrifice for a good poem — Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

The artist’s only responsibility is his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one…. If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate: … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · 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