BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Today it’s (nearly) All about the Dress — the Brighton Regency Housekeeper has a lot on her mind

Mrs Finnegan – the Celebrated ADVICE giver and housekeeper at The Regency Town House is preoccupied and can reply to ONLY one reader this week. However, SHE notes: It’s just rolled over … Continue reading

March 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Crisis is where we get the true measure of a character…George Saunders QUOTES FOR WRITERS

To get any forward momentum, I have to make stories that have drama, which for me often means putting some overt threat in there. And I’m not subtle. To make … Continue reading

February 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

Poems are a way of looking at yourself – Michael Rosen QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Poems are like photos in a photo album …It gives you a chance to look at yourself. Rather like the way people do when they’ve got two mirrors.Michael Rosen Photo … Continue reading

February 28, 2021 · 3 Comments

Throwing THE BABY Out With The Bathwater – Has That EVER Happened in Your House? Brighton’s REGENCY HOUSEKEEPER offers advice..

In an unprecedented step this week Mrs Finnegan – the Celebrated Authority on MOST THINGS and housekeeper at The Regency Town House is SEEKING advice as well as handing it OUT A … Continue reading

February 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Writing Competition for the Irish Diaspora

This is interesting. Green Curtain Theatre are celebrating the centenary of an ‘independent’ Ireland with a lockdown theatrical performance written by people from the Irish Diaspora. (The Anglo-Irish Treaty was … Continue reading

February 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Writing comes out of affliction…Edna O’ Brien QUOTES FOR WRITERS

That is the mystery about writing: it comes out of afflictions, out of the gouged times, when the heart is cut open. Edna O’Brien Photo Credit:Jonathan Rados on Unsplash

February 21, 2021 · 4 Comments

Mentor Award Scheme for Emerging Writers of Colour

The Royal Society of Literature are joining forces with Sky Arts to launch a new set of Awards to celebrate and nurture British writers of colour at the beginnings of their careers. Five … Continue reading

February 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper advises on suitable ladylike pastimes

This week Mrs Finnegan is OFFERING ADVICE in the form of lists. The Celebrated Authority on ALMOST EVERYTHING and housekeeper at The Regency Town House has heard that LIST MAKING imposes … Continue reading

February 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Writing is a lonely place – Rachel Carson QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Writing is a lonely occupation at best. Of course there are stimulating and even happy associations with friends and colleagues, but during the actual work of creation the writer cuts … Continue reading

February 14, 2021 · 5 Comments

The Brighton Regency Housekeeper gets compliments from a stranger…and letters from the Americas

Mrs Finnegan is the Celebrated Authority on affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT in addition to being housekeeper of The Regency Town House. This week she writes about secrets and a woman … Continue reading

February 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Yep, writers can do that…Sinclair Lewis QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Writers have a rare power not given to anyone else: we can bore people long after we’re dead. Sinclair Lewis Photo Credit: Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay 

February 7, 2021 · 2 Comments

Dreaming of an elopement and arguing over an address – Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper gives out advice whether it is wanted or not

Mrs Finnegan, the celebrated advice giver and outstanding housekeeper at  The Regency Town House, is asked her opinion on TWO THORNY issues. Read on, dear reader, to discover the answers and … Continue reading

February 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Write small advised Virginia Woolf QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Let us record the atoms as they fall upon the mind in the order in which they fall, let us trace the pattern, however disconnected and incoherent in appearance, which … Continue reading

January 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

Shame! Humiliation! A Torrent of rage! Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper advises on false teeth and pig iron in the soul…

Yes! Mrs Finnegan is a REKNOWN Authority on the AFFAIRS OF THE HEART in addition to being housekeeper of The Regency Town House, but she can also advise on PRACTICAL concerns. … Continue reading

January 26, 2021 · 2 Comments