BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

A Cheated Wife gets No Sympathy from the Brighton Regency Housekeeper (who happens to be in a very good mood)

Mrs Finnegan, housekeeper of The Regency Town House, knows that there is a time to laugh and a time to cry and a TIME TO PACK FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS so only one … Continue reading

December 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

…in continual triumph and defeat, in the present, alive…poet Muriel Rukeyser’s celebration of life QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Whatever has happened, whatever is going to happen in the world, it is the living moment that contains the sum of the excitement, this moment in which we touch life … Continue reading

December 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Monthly Competition for Playwrights

The Painkiller Project is a monthly playwriting competition supported by Arts Council England. Every month two plays are awarded £150. ​The two winning plays are released fortnightly as audio podcasts (available here). … Continue reading

December 19, 2020 · 2 Comments

Competition for Romance and Crime Writers

New Publishing Opportunity for underrepresented writers The Fresh Ink award competition will give Black, Asian and minority ethnic writers the opportunity to win a publishing contract (including an advance payment and royalties) … Continue reading

December 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Is this the Snuff of Good Health? The Brighton Regency Housekeeper ponders…

Mrs Finnegan IS AN ACKNOWLEDGED expert on affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT in addition to being housekeeper of The Regency Town House. However, she FREELY ADMITS that there are … Continue reading

December 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

When to Start the Second Draft – John Niven QUOTES FOR WRITERS

You definitely need space between the first and second draft. I’d recommend a couple of months…Because if you start the second draft when you’ve immediately finished the first one, it’s … Continue reading

December 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

WANT TO WRITE FOR THE BBC? Annual Submissions window is now open

BBC Writersroom’s annual window for unsolicited scripts (TV, film, radio, stage or online) is open until 5pm on Wednesday 6th January 2021. Quiet Christmas? Now you know what to do with … Continue reading

December 12, 2020 · 2 Comments

Sneezes loud enough to waken the dead – all in a day’s work for Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan IS AN ACKNOWLEDGED expert on affairs of the HEART, MINOR HEALTH CONCERNS and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT in addition to being housekeeper of The Regency Town House. Wretched I am and … Continue reading

December 8, 2020 · 2 Comments

I’m a very ruthless critic of my own work…Bernardine Evaristo QUOTES FOR WRITERS

I have to be inside the work and also looking at it from the outside as much as you can when you’re creating it yourself. So I’m a very ruthless … Continue reading

December 6, 2020 · 2 Comments

Don’t let Anyone STEAL Your Dreams advises Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan IS AN ACKNOWLEDGED expert on affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT in addition to being housekeeper of The Regency Town House.Her life is ruled by the following maxim:GOOD … Continue reading

December 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

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 · 2 Comments

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