3 Quotes – Irvine Welsh


Irvine_Welsh

 

 

Irvine Welsh

Scottish Writer

born:
September 27, 1958 in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland

Website: http://www.irvinewelsh.net/

 

 

When I first started to get into writing, it was via music. I’d generate ideas for songs that would turn into stories, then they’d turn into novels. I was biased toward music.
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I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information.
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The establishment, the newspapers, they try to create something called Scottish literature, but when people are actually going to write, they are not going to necessarily prescribe to that, they’ll write what they feel.

 

 

Which is your favourite quote by Irvine Welsh?Β  πŸ™‚


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21 thoughts on “3 Quotes – Irvine Welsh

  1. I love the third quote! The same thing happens in Wales, and it can be frustrating. I believe you have to write what you’re inspired to write, regardless of whether it conforms to the requirements of local media.

  2. I tend to feel writing & music go hand in hand, too. Completely agree with the second about research, it’s one of my fav parts of writing. πŸ˜‰

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