for writers and readers….

Easy Reading is Hard to Do…Enrique Jardiel Poncela QUOTES FOR WRITERS

When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing. Enrique Jardiel Poncela, Spanish playwright and novelist Image Credit: Bianca Van Dijk from Pixabay

April 9, 2023 · 2 Comments

Mrs Finnegan’s Almanac – the Protective Powers of Hot Cross Buns

More from the 1836 Almanac. Discover how to ease a burn with a snail, predict the weather by watching cows & play the games they enjoy in Hove on Good Friday (Warning: there’s a lot of kissing involved)

April 4, 2023 · 13 Comments

Love Books Competition 2023

Share your love for a favourite book, poem, or play and win the 2023 Marlborough LitFest competition

April 3, 2023 · Leave a comment

It’s Not Finding The Time To Write, It’s Finding The Right Time – Kelly Link QUOTES FOR WRITERS

American short story writer Kelly Link couldn’t work out why she hated doing the one thing that she wanted to do most in the world until she discovered it was all about timing.

April 2, 2023 · 4 Comments

Mrs Finnegan Begins Again — ANNOUNCING a Household Almanac for Brighton (and the World)

The much awaited first issue of the 1836 almanac from the pen of Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper. Expect recipes and remedies, saints and Murder of the truly awful kind.

March 28, 2023 · 8 Comments

What Writers Can Learn from Lizards…Ray Bradbury QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Ray Bradbury reveals the important lesson writers can learn from the birds…and the lizards

March 26, 2023 · 4 Comments

Drum Roll If You Please…

Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper is delighted to announce that her almanac is about to be launched…

March 21, 2023 · 4 Comments

What is Mrs Finnegan Doing? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper Explains All

Mrs Finnegan has become her husband’s debt collector as he is too much of a gentleman to do it himself. But she does nothing that would be unbecoming to a Brighton housekeeper

March 14, 2023 · 2 Comments

A Prize Better than Money for Short Story Writers

An extraordinary writing apprenticeship is available for short story writers who write with a political ethos

March 12, 2023 · Leave a comment

Throwing It All Into The Book – Paul Harding QUOTES FOR WRITERS

A quote from novelist Paul Harding – author of Pulitzer-Prize winning, Tinkers – reveals where he gets his inspiration

March 12, 2023 · 5 Comments

Yes, Mrs Finnegan is NOT back yet. Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper Still has Far TOO Much To Do

Although readers clamour for her return, Mrs Finnegan is still too busy to take up her usual duties. However, she can solve the age-old problem of what to do when you’ve forgotten someone’s name….

March 7, 2023 · 6 Comments

The Choices and Consequences of the Stories We Share -Barney Norris QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Writer’s can’t just claim the right of free speech, they also have to weigh the consequences of their words…Novelist & playwright Barney Norris writing in The Author

March 5, 2023 · 3 Comments

Mrs Finnegan will RETURN — Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper has NOT abandoned you entirely

Mrs Finnegan has been silent these past weeks but she returns to ASSURE her loyal readers that she is still alive AND still married.

February 28, 2023 · 3 Comments

How to Write a Wonderful Short Story – Advice from Ray Bradbury QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Ray Bradbury outlined an almost foolproof plan to develop a new writer’s skills and write a ‘wonderful’ short story in the process

February 26, 2023 · 14 Comments