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The Trouble with Inspiration – Crime Writer Peter Temple QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Inspiration isn’t to be trusted says crime writer Peter Temple

November 6, 2022 · 2 Comments

A Lucky Lady who is Not in Love Writes to Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Would you learn how to play the harp-lute at your beau’s insistence? Would you keep the beau?

November 1, 2022 · 2 Comments

The Horror of Fairytales – A Halloween Quote for Writers

Every fairytale had a bloody lining. Every one had teeth and claws.

October 30, 2022 · 10 Comments

Could you Deal with a Mistress who is a Barometer in a Bonnet? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper Can

Imagine yourself a maid in a Regency House with a Mistress that blows hot and cold according to the weather. How do you cope? You write to Mrs Finnegan, of course

October 25, 2022 · 4 Comments

An Author’s Duty to be Truthful – Elizabeth Strout QUOTES FOR WRITERS

What responsibility does an author have to a reader?
American novelist Elizabeth Stout is convinced there are two unbreakable duties, although she doesn’t akways know how to achieve it.

October 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Alas, All My Friends Are Authors! A reader Complains to Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

When you have a problem who are you going to ask for help?For Raife, the reluctant reader, it had to be Mrs Finnegan, the celebrated housekeeper at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE  WHAT … Continue reading

October 18, 2022 · 6 Comments

Writing is a Struggle but it Shouldn’t be for Your Readers – Joe Moran QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Writing is a strange, cumbersome, artificial process. It takes a lot of work to make your words clear to the reader. The comic singer Neil Innes used to start his … Continue reading

October 16, 2022 · 3 Comments

A Wife Finds Something in her Husband’s Luggage that Makes her Turn to Brighton’s Regency Houskeeper

Mrs Finnegan remains the loyal, reliable and hard-working Housekeeper at The Regency Town House and continues to GIVE pithy and pertinent advice to readers. She is nothing if NOT consistent I FOUND … Continue reading

October 11, 2022 · 11 Comments

Without You an Entire Industry Would Not Exist – Doris Lessing QUOTES FOR WRITERS

And it does no harm to repeat, as often as you can, ‘Without me the literary industry would not exist: the publishers, the agents, the sub-agents, the sub-sub-agents, the accountants, … Continue reading

October 9, 2022 · 7 Comments

It’s all Fur and Feathers for Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan, working class ORACLE and guide to the GENTRY, is ONLY able to sharpen her Quill and write these CHRONICLES when not OCCUPIED with her duties as Housekeeper at … Continue reading

October 2, 2022 · 6 Comments

Trust Your Ear and Read Aloud – Joe Moran QUOTES FOR WRITERS

If you get the rhythm of your writing right, the other things tend to fall into place. Most people know the grammatical rules of writing more than they think they … Continue reading

October 2, 2022 · 1 Comment

A Mother NOT Entirely Happy with her Daughter Writes to Brighton’s Regency HouseKeeper

Mrs Finnegan is a celebrated EXPERT on MOST things and WELCOMES letters from all, no matter HOW grand or LOWLY. She does ALL this while still maintaing her daily duties … Continue reading

September 27, 2022 · 10 Comments

Remembering Your Home – Beth Kephart QUOTES FOR MEMOIR WRITERS

Our childhood houses offered, at their most basic, shelter. But they also served as round-the-clock stage sets, as a kind of theater in which we were both actor and audience… … Continue reading

September 25, 2022 · 8 Comments

Misery in the Ballroom – Another problem for Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan – purveyor of wisdom and SAGE of the serving classes – is housekeeper at The Regency Town House in Brunswick Square, Brighton. SINCE THE BALL on Saturday I have not … Continue reading

September 20, 2022 · 7 Comments