BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Need help making decisions? Follow the instructions of Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper for a simple life

Mrs Finnegan, the outstanding housekeeper of her generation, is employed at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE She GIVES advice and occasionally takes it. Please help me. I have a complete inability to make … Continue reading

May 11, 2021 · 2 Comments

Keep on Keeping on Until You Stop – advice from Geoff Dryer QUOTES FOR WRITERS

In my 30s I used to go to the gym even though I hated it. The purpose of ­going to the gym was to postpone the day when I would stop going. … Continue reading

May 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

An old Rake Wants to Marry a Young Bride…Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper Raises an Eyebrow

Mrs Finnegan, celebrated authority AND housekeeper at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE is not AFRAID of giving frank advice when it is needed. You are a woman of the world, Mrs Finnegan, … Continue reading

May 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Bored with your story? Hate your characters? That’s OK says Sophie Kinsella QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Everybody, no matter who they are gets to the middle of a book and thinks crikey, I’ve had enough of this. You get bored with your story and your characters, … Continue reading

May 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Publisher Reveals 9 Things You Should Never Put in a Plot (probably)

Blind Eye Books is an American publisher of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and romance novels featuring LGBTQ protagonists. Editor in Chief Nicola Kimberling has decided not to say what she … Continue reading

May 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Funny Women Writers Wanted – not a phrase you hear very often

But this is for real Comedy Women in Print Prize is its third year and is the UK and Ireland’s first comedy literary prize (and only? can’t think of another). … Continue reading

April 30, 2021 · 4 Comments

Mrs Finnegan might be looking for a new job…The Chronicles of Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

CELEBRATED Authority on almost everything, Mrs Finnegan is CURRENTLY housekeeper at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE in the mostly pleasant town of Brighton & Hove, but is OPEN to offers… WHOEVER … Continue reading

April 27, 2021 · 3 Comments

Making a Poem – Eavan Boland QUOTES FOR WRITERS

If you can’t do a poem, you can do a line. And if you can’t do a line, you can do an image — and that pathway that leads you … Continue reading

April 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Where is the Man I Married? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper listens to a young wife’s pleas

Mrs Finnegan – purveyor of wisdom and SAGE of the serving classes – is housekeeper at The Regency Town House in Brunswick Square, Brighton. People warned me against marrying my … Continue reading

April 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

To Hell With It All but only if…Colum MCann QUOTES FOR WRITERS

To hell with grammar, but only if you know the grammar first. To hell with formality, but only if you have learned what it means to be formal. To hell … Continue reading

April 18, 2021 · 2 Comments

Parlour Maid or Lapdog – whose side are you on? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper has made up her mind…

Mrs Finnegan, housekeeper at The Regency Town House  and authority on life, love and lapdogs finds that she is the subject of PRAISE this week. Master Tiny Tickletums has to go … Continue reading

April 13, 2021 · 1 Comment

The Valley of Failure is where Writers hang out…Julian Gough QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Hey, see the Mountain of Success, way over there? The only way to get to it is through the Valley of Failure. There is no other way. It’s a peculiarity … Continue reading

April 11, 2021 · 2 Comments

Do Not Mock Weeping Women, says Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

An acknowledged AUTHORITY on almost everything, Mrs Finnegan is the housekeeper at The Regency Town House in Brunswick Square Brighton and Hove. My family laugh at me for being so sentimental. I … Continue reading

April 6, 2021 · 2 Comments

“… through storytelling we share knowledge, recover from trauma, survive, thrive, re-build, testify…” Danny Denton QUOTES FOR WRITERS

And if “story” (be it journalism, memoir, poetry, fiction, chat, therapy, weather talk or whatever else) is our way of processing the things that happen to us and the things … Continue reading

April 4, 2021 · 4 Comments