BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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Gripped by Fear! Can Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper Help?

When you have a problem who else are you going to turn to except Mrs Finnegan? The celebrated housekeeper at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE will reflect, empathise and DELIVER her answer, although … Continue reading

August 9, 2022 · 4 Comments

The Miracle of Books – Anne Lamott QUOTES FOR WRITERS

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

August 7, 2022 · 6 Comments

One of the Big Differences between Reading and Writing – Vickie Karp QUOTES FOR WRITERS

When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out.Vickie Karp Photo … Continue reading

July 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

Pickles and Perfidious Men – Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper can cope with BOTH

Mrs Finnegan ,the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT, is proud of her position as HOUSEKEEPER at The Regency Town House in Brighton and Hove, a town rich … Continue reading

July 26, 2022 · 4 Comments

Tension in Flash Fiction – Audrey Niven QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Make sure you actually tell a story. A descriptive vignette, however gorgeous, is not a flash story. A woman lolling in a hammock sipping cocktails is not enough. But if … Continue reading

July 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

Which Sister Will He Choose? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper Gives The Matter Serious Thought

Mrs Finnegan, the illustrious housekeeper at The Regency Town House, is ALWAYS willing to hand out advice, even if the recipient is NOT as pleased to get it as she … Continue reading

July 19, 2022 · 6 Comments

You can ignore real life if you want – Kate Grenville QUOTES FOR WRITERS

As a writer, you’re in the luxurious position of being able to take from life whatever you want, but to ignore life if you want to. You may find that … Continue reading

July 17, 2022 · 2 Comments

A Plain Boiled Man with Unruly Daughters needs the Help of Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan is a Celebrated Authority on FAMILY matters as well as affairs of the HEART and is DELIGHTED to offer advice when not busy with her DUTIES as Housekeeper … Continue reading

July 12, 2022 · 4 Comments

Truth and Society – Selwyn Duke QUOTES FOR WRITERS

The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak itSelwyn Duke(Usually attributed to George Orwell, Reuters fact-checked it and discovered it is only … Continue reading

July 10, 2022 · 2 Comments

A Little Peace and Quiet for Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper (but only a little)

Mrs Finnegan is CURRENTLY relishing the unusual sensation of not having anything to worry about. She is DELIGHTED to immerse herself in her BULGING mail bag and is BUSY answering … Continue reading

July 5, 2022 · 8 Comments

Old Clothes and New Nonsense from the Chronicles of Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan, well rested after last week’s summer holiday, has again taken up her duties as Housekeeper of The Regency Town House. However, she never forgets that others DEPEND on … Continue reading

June 28, 2022 · 8 Comments

Opportunities for Aspiring Authors from Around the World with London Literary Agency

Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency is running a six-month Mentorship Programme for writers from underrepresented backgrounds. This includes – but is not limited to – writers from an ethnic minority background, … Continue reading

June 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper Regrets She will Not be Answering Letters Today or Making Luncheon or Doing Much Else Besides…

Mrs Finnegan, housekeeper at The Regency Town House, is on her summer holidays. Dear Reader, I decided that my SUMMER HOLIDAYS should start today at half past stupid O’ Clock … Continue reading

June 21, 2022 · 11 Comments

International Flash Fiction Competition – big cash prize

The Edinburgh Flash Fiction Award is open to writers over the age of 16 worldwide, published and unpublished. Word Count: 250 not including the titleDeadline is midnight 31 August 2022Entry … Continue reading

June 20, 2022 · Leave a comment