BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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Writing About Real People and Real Events – Anne Lamott QUOTES FOR WRITERS

You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.Anne Lamott Photo Credit: David Hinkle on Unsplash

September 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Beware – Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper is in a Fighting Mood

Mrs Finnegan, the long-suffering Housekeeper at The Regency Town House in Brighton and Hove, is famous for her imperturbable temperament. However, readers’ letters can sometimes INFLAME the passions of EVEN … Continue reading

September 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

Find A Good Place To Write and Stick To It – Twyla Tharp QUOTES FOR WRITERS

There is no ideal condition for creativity. What works for one person is useless for another. The only criterion is this: Make it easy on yourself. Find a working environment … Continue reading

September 19, 2021 · 4 Comments

Why is My Sister so very Awkward? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper knows the answer

Mrs Finnegan – housekeeper at The Regency Town House – finds herself thinking a lot about dinner parties past and future. If there’s a CHANCE you might be invited to … Continue reading

September 14, 2021 · 4 Comments

Don’t reveal – withhold! David Mamet on how to keep an audience’s attention QUOTES FOR WRITERS

How do we keep the audience’s attention? Certainly not by giving them more information but, on the contrary, by withholding information—by withholding all information except that information in the absence … Continue reading

September 12, 2021 · 2 Comments

What are Workers to Do with a Mistress like this? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper is asked for advice

Mrs Finnegan’s advice is FREELY GIVEN to all manner of people, being both a celebrated authority on nearly everything AND the housekeeper at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE However, to PREVENT any misunderstanding … Continue reading

September 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

There’s Only One Requirement if You Want to Be A Writer – Stephen King QUOTES FOR WRITERS

A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.Stephen King Photo … Continue reading

September 5, 2021 · 4 Comments

Anyone Looking for a Career in Publishing? Here are two entry level opportunities…

HarperCollins has announced two entry-level training programmes for 2022 – both close on 27th September at 5 pm. The Early Careers Programme used to be called the Graduate Scheme but … Continue reading

September 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

When You Can’t choose Between Two Men call for Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper…

When you have a problem who are you going to ask for help? For Letitia and Farmer Giles it had to be Mrs Finnegan, the celebrated housekeeper at THE REGENCY TOWN … Continue reading

August 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

What To Read When You’re Writing – Terry Pratchett QUOTES FOR WRITERS

If you are going to write, say, fantasy – stop reading fantasy. You’ve already read too much. Read other things; read westerns, read history, read anything that seems interesting, because … Continue reading

August 29, 2021 · 6 Comments

Love, Secrets and Annoying Nits – more problems for Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Another week, another bulging mail bag for Mrs Finnegan, housekeeper at The Regency Town House. ALL enquiries, observations and ANGUISHED APPEALS for help get an answer. It may not be … Continue reading

August 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

Persist, persist, persist! says Lincoln Michel QUOTES FOR WRITERS

The writers who succeed in my experience are the ones who submit constantly, who start the next novel when the current one is rejected, who keep querying. I might go … Continue reading

August 22, 2021 · 4 Comments

Friday Picture Writing Prompt – Shoes Take You Places

They can be magical like Dorothy’s ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz or mud-caked and work-worn like the boots painted by Van Gogh They can reveal character. Think of … Continue reading

August 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Spinster Too Shy to Speak Seeks the Help of Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan is the celebrated housekeeper at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE who offers advice on love, life and SILK dresses (sometimes) Will I always be the bridesmaid and never the bride?I struggle … Continue reading

August 17, 2021 · 1 Comment