BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Why Doing Other Things is a Vital Part of Writing Jessie Greengrass QUOTES FOR WRITERS

For days I would spend my writing time at my computer, typing and deleting the same sentence over and over again, unable to understand why it wouldn’t come good—nearly in … Continue reading

February 27, 2022 · 4 Comments

We Are All Animals says Heather Durham QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Writing the other is a delicate business; we’ll never truly know what it’s like to experience the world from inside another’s skin. We’ll sometimes get it wrong. But when writing … Continue reading

February 20, 2022 · 2 Comments

Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper Makes SHOCK ANNOUCEMENT after Advising on Fish and Young Love

In honour of St Valentine Mrs Finnegan has chosen a bouquet of LOVE LETTERS to share with her loyal READERS . For the time being at least, she remains the … Continue reading

February 15, 2022 · 3 Comments

Fiction writers and filmakers love it but do we always need to write Trauma into our stories? Parul Sehgal QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Trauma has become synonymous with backstory, but the tyranny of backstory is itself a relatively recent phenomenon—one that, like any successful convention, has a way of skirting our notice. Personality … Continue reading

February 13, 2022 · 2 Comments

Mind Your Language if You Want to Keep Your Job, says Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

It would be wrong to say Mrs Finnegan is back to normal. How could she be when her ENTIRE future still hangs in the balance? However, she is bolstered by … Continue reading

February 8, 2022 · 5 Comments

Small publishers are for risk, for poetry…for the future, said Cynthia Ozick QUOTES FOR WRITERS

They (small press publishers) concentrate on making room: for eccentricity, for risk, for poetry, for the odd essay and the odder fiction; for the future. Unexpectedness is what the small … Continue reading

February 6, 2022 · 2 Comments

Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper Hates Raisins, Education for Young Ladies and a Knock on her Door Late at Night

Mrs Finnegan remains the loyal, reliable and hard-working Housekeeper at The Regency Town House and continues to GIVE pithy and pertinent advice to readers but…her mind is ELSEWHERE. NOW MY … Continue reading

February 1, 2022 · 7 Comments