BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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Overcoming double vision…Alexander Solzhenitsyn on World Literature QUOTES FOR WRITERS

World literature is capable of transmitting the concentrated experience of a particular region to other lands so that we can overcome double vision and kaleidoscopic variety, so that one people … Continue reading

January 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

A Dear Departed Husband Returns from the Past. Or Does He? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper is is By No Means Certain

Mrs Finnegan is not herself today. She is not sure she will EVER be herself again. Of course, she is still looking after The Regency Town House and its residents. … Continue reading

January 25, 2022 · 8 Comments

The Importance of Boring Sentences – Lincoln Michel QUOTES FOR WRITERS

I appreciate the value of the boring sentence. Not, I want to stress, a lot of boring sentences. I still roll my eyes at the type of writer (mostly older white … Continue reading

January 23, 2022 · 6 Comments

A Knock on the Door Changes EVERYTHING for Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan, the hardworking housekeeper at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE, was looking FORWARD to an uneventful year in leafy Brunswick Square until yesterday evening. A loud rat-a-tat on her door changed … Continue reading

January 18, 2022 · 11 Comments

I have learned to trust in the ordinary darkness of a bedroom…says Doireann Ní Ghríofa QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Whenever my writing snarls itself into a tangle, I always take the same approach—I carry that horrible knot to bed and quench the lamp. Then, I wait. In the dark, … Continue reading

January 16, 2022 · 2 Comments

Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper has A New Mission for the New Year…

Expect no melodramas in The REGENCY TOWN HOUSE this year. Warmed by the SUNSHINE of smiles, Mrs Finnegan intends to run it with gentle words and the kind of careful … Continue reading

January 11, 2022 · 5 Comments

Why Books are just perfect – Stephen King QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable … Continue reading

January 9, 2022 · 4 Comments

When Your Suitor is One of the Last Great Romantics…Advice from Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan attends to a BULGING mail bag after the Christmas festivities but WITHOUT neglecting any of her duties at The Regency Town House MY HANDSOME fiancé Maurice is a … Continue reading

January 4, 2022 · 8 Comments

Publishers Are Not Your Friends – from a publisher’s open rejection letter QUOTES FOR WRITERS

…all we can suggest is that you don’t trust publishers. They’re not your friends, and they’re not even that great at spotting what readers will like. If they reject your … Continue reading

January 2, 2022 · 2 Comments

5 things Mrs Finnegan did last year that she is really QUITE proud of…from the Chronicles of Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan – the acknowledged expert in life, love and LAUNDRY – looks back at the last 12 months at The Regency Town House And if the phrase celebrated housekeeper … Continue reading

January 1, 2022 · 2 Comments