BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

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

Men Who Stare Out of Windows are NOT to be Trusted says Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

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 prepare for a visitor. I WATCH from … Continue reading

March 29, 2022 · 4 Comments

What Happens When You Ban Books…Craig Nelson QUOTES FOR WRITERS

When the Viennese government compiled a Catalogue of Forbidden Books in 1765, so many Austrians used it as a reading guide that the Hapsburg censors were forced to include the … Continue reading

March 27, 2022 · 3 Comments

One Lost Earring and a Touch of Blackmail Create Trouble for Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper…and Then There’s the Twin Brothers

Mrs Finnegan is ALARMED that yet again her own problems outdo those of her readers in BOTH quantity and severity. She wishes she could return to the days when the … Continue reading

March 22, 2022 · 4 Comments