BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Procrastination: it’s not laziness, it’s fear – Catherine Ryan Howard QUOTES FOR WRITERS

You are afraid that when you actually sit down to start writing the book, it won’t be as good as the idea for the book you have in your head. … Continue reading

November 29, 2020 · 1 Comment

LOVE those GLOVES advises the Regency Housekeeper from Brighton

Mrs Finnegan gives SERIOUS ADVICE on affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT in addition to being housekeeper of The Regency Town House. I laugh out loud at your journal reports, … Continue reading

November 24, 2020 · 2 Comments

…the water is rising – Raymond Carver QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Life and death matters, yes. And the question of how to behave in this world, how to go in the face of everything. Time is short and the water is … Continue reading

November 22, 2020 · 2 Comments

Acting and Aprons…the Brighton Housekeeper from the 1830s can tackle any question thrown* at her

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 her expertise is required by a thespian … Continue reading

November 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Life of Mrs Finnegan – PART II The CULTURED Years…Being the TRUE ACCOUNT of the Brighton Housekeeper’s rise to prominence in the 1830s

I am embarrassed and ENCOURAGED and more than a little overcome by how well my very first attempt at telling the story of my life has been received. Thank you. … Continue reading

November 15, 2020 · 2 Comments

The Life of Mrs Finnegan PART I The FLAMING RED Years….Being the TRUE ACCOUNT of the Brighton Housekeeper’s rise to prominence in the 1830s

A request has flooded in asking about my EARLY life. How did I acquire such a RICH UNDERSTANDING of human nature? Why do witty quips pullulate so readily from my … Continue reading

November 14, 2020 · 3 Comments

When Passions are running HIGH you need good advice…from the Brighton Housekeeper of the 1830s

Mrs Finnegan is the Celebrated Authority on affairs of the HEART and ANKLES, but she labours under the cloud that is hanging over The Regency Town House My ankles are my … Continue reading

November 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

I feel entitled to write any story I want, in whatever way I want…QUOTES FOR WRITERS Bernardine Evaristo

Many of my characters are completely beyond my experience, but that’s what we do as writers, we write beyond our experience…I feel entitled to write any story I want, in … Continue reading

November 8, 2020 · 2 Comments

Free Science Fiction/Speculative Fiction Short Story Competition

This is a fiction competition with an intriguing theme – the evolution of language – and the organisers say it can be about the past as well as the future. … Continue reading

November 5, 2020 · 5 Comments

Halloween May be Over but floorboards still CREAK, Spines still TINGLE…the Brighton Housekeeper from the 1830s has the answer

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 there is room for one letter … Continue reading

November 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

What People are Looking For – Joseph Campbell QUOTES FOR WRITERS

I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.Joseph Campbell

November 1, 2020 · 3 Comments