BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

The shocking SHAME of Tuesday afternoons – Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper offers Advice FROM her Vast Experience

Mrs Finnegan, well known as the sage of the working class and guide to the GENTRY, regrets that she is ONLY able to sharpen her Quill and write these CHRONICLES … Continue reading

May 17, 2022 · 5 Comments

What to Include When You’re Writing About Your Life – Walter Zinsser QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Don’t rummage around in your past for ‘important’ events…. Write about small, self-contained incidents that are still vivid in your memory. If you remember them it is because they contain … Continue reading

May 15, 2022 · 4 Comments

Is it Cricket to go Husband-Hunting at The County Ground? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper investigates

Mrs Finnegan, housekeeper at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE  and confidant to the woe-begotten, always WELCOMES constructive criticism… ALTHOUGH I DEARLY TREASURE your advice, I am not convinced that you have necessarily … Continue reading

May 10, 2022 · 6 Comments

Books are the Journey…Anna Quindlen QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home.Anna Quindlen

May 8, 2022 · 5 Comments

Am I getting old? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper ponders the Question

The CELEBRATED Mrs Finnegan, the leading housekeeper of her generation, attends to the needs of the weary and worried WITHOUT neglecting any of her duties at The Regency Town House She … Continue reading

May 3, 2022 · 7 Comments

Light and Shade, Sunshine and Shadows…Albert Camus QUOTES FOR WRITERS

There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night.Albert Camus

May 1, 2022 · 2 Comments

Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper has an answer for EVERY problem (but sometimes it’s I don’t know)

Mrs Finnegan is the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT. Although she is busy maintaining the highest standards at The Regency Town House , she STILL has time … Continue reading

April 26, 2022 · 6 Comments

…Follow Your Most Intense Obsessions…Franz Kafka QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. Franz Kafka

April 24, 2022 · 2 Comments

Dealing with Spoilt Sons and the Fears of Wallflowers – ADVICE from Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan throws herself into her work as Housekeeper at The Regency Town House and FLINGS advice at all who ask for it… PATER BOUGHT ME me a pony.I need an extra … Continue reading

April 19, 2022 · 2 Comments

How to Make Mistakes Jump Out of Your Manuscript like Fleas from a Dog – Clare Skuse QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Distance is an underrated writing tool, and not just physical distance, but emotional distance too. When I’ve completed a novel, I will print it out and put it away in the drawer … Continue reading

April 15, 2022 · 6 Comments

Have You Ever Waltzed? Would You? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper answers the Controversial Question for Herself if Not for all Womankind

Another week, another bulging mail bag for Mrs Finnegan, housekeeper at The Regency Town House. ALL enquiries, observations and ANGUISHED APPEALS for help get an answer. It may not be … Continue reading

April 12, 2022 · 6 Comments

What Editing Does for Your Writing – Iain Maloney QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Most editing is removing scaffolding. You need scaffolding when you build a house, it’s there for support, for safety, for convenience, but the house isn’t finished until all the scaffolding … Continue reading

April 10, 2022 · 9 Comments

Does life seem Pointless? Do you Need to Escape to the Country? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper has the answer

Mrs Finnegan has discovered a pack of letters at the back of the KITCHEN dresser and cannot account for how they got there, but has now issued SWIFT replies to … Continue reading

April 5, 2022 · 4 Comments

People are Cruel to Writers – C. JoyBell C. QUOTES FOR WRITERS

People have many cruel expectations from writers. People expect novelists to live on a hill with three kids and a spouse, people expect children’s story writers to never have sex, … Continue reading

April 3, 2022 · 3 Comments