BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

SUBMISSIONS WINDOW – send your fiction, non fiction and poetry to Salt Publishing

For the entire month of November 2020 Salt Publishing are unlocking the windows and flinging open the doors to writers of fiction (novels and short stories), narrative non-fiction and poetry. … Continue reading

October 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

ACTORS, BUNIONS and the arrival of SHE WHO MUST BE OBEYED Advice from the Brighton housekeeper from the 1830s

Mrs Finnegan INVITES ALL TO WRITE TO HER FOR ADVICE – NO CHARGE IS MADE – NOT EVEN A FARTHINGAll relies are grammatically correct and written in well-crafted copperplate Theatre … Continue reading

October 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

How Reviews Impact on a Writer – Ann Patchett QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Praise and criticism seem to me to operate exactly on the same level. If you get a great review, it’s really thrilling for about ten minutes. If you get a … Continue reading

October 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

BALL GOWNS and the LACING OF CORSETS – ADVICE from the 1830s BRIGHTON housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan is the Celebrated Authority on affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT in addition to being housekeeper of The Regency Town House. TODAY she adds cutting edge FASHION ADVICE … Continue reading

October 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Books = World says Cornelia Funke QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Books have to be heavy because the whole world’s inside them.Cornelia Funke Image by Maya Nabrowski from Pixabay

October 18, 2020 · 4 Comments

When the Days are SHORT and Nights LONG you need ADVICE from the 1830s BRIGHTON housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan is the Celebrated Authority on affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT in addition to being housekeeper of The Regency Town House.More FOREIGN MAIL has arrived on her doorstep … Continue reading

October 13, 2020 · 2 Comments

Louise Glück on not knowing if the silence will end… QUOTES FOR WRITERS

I go through two, three years writing nothing. Zero. Not a sentence. Not bad poems I discard, not notes toward poems. Nothing. And you don’t know in those periods that … Continue reading

October 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

The DANGER of Slovenly ways if you are self-isolating PLUS a letter from the ICY North – ADVICE from the 1830s BRIGHTON housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan is the Celebrated Authority on affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT as well as housekeeper at The Regency Town House. She is PLEASED to note that letters arrive … Continue reading

October 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

What makes Life possible by Ursula K. LeGuin QUOTES FOR WRITERS

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next. Ursula K LeGuin Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash

October 4, 2020 · 6 Comments