A Writers’ Compendium – Quotations on the Trade

Edited and compiled by Peter Bollen,
Art by Ramona du Houx

Peter Bollen’s collection of quotes by writers on the process of writing, on journalism, on censorship, poetry, writer’s block, and on other writers and critics.

“They are sayings that really meant a great deal to me, and I hope they will for you too,”  said Peter Bollen, author, activist and journalist.

See his facebook page, Here. His website HERE.

Peter posts a quote from the book most every day!

To order the book please go to amazon.com HERE. Or order directly from Polar Bear at solon@tds.net.


A treasure, a welcome companion for any working writer. In this lonely field, one often feels blocked, stopped, and distracted. . . Refreshing . . . illustrates that so many others, especially the giants of this craft have felt exactly the same and then gone on to publish wonderful stories. It is a source of solace, comfort and encouragement, much needed and much appreciated. It has a permanent place next to my computer keyboard

—Alan Lapidus, author of Everything by Design. My Life as an Architect

“A great resource and inspiration.”

—Richard Blanco, Inaugural Poet for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration

Entertaining and often illuminating, the incisive and concise quotations go on, page after page. Dipping into compendia such as this can be like eating cashews—it’s hard to stop at just one canful. You keep reading and snacking. Just one page more . . .

—Mike Corrigan, Bridgton News book review

Peter Bollen has compiled a magnificent collection of quotes that any writer, editor or photographer can identify with, from dealing with editors to questioning one’s self. Very amusing and informative. Mr. Bollen has gone on a deep search to find the quotes that you can—At one time or another—Find yourself in

—H. Joie Crockett, photo journalist

ISBN-10: 1882190785

ISBN-13: 978-1882190782

Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches

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