BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Mrs Finnegan gives everyone the Napoleon Hello! and suggests you do the same. Advice from the Brighton housekeeper from the 1830s

Mrs Finnegan dispenses advice and uses her YEARS of experience to answer queries whilst also engaged in ONEROUS housekeeping duties at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE… Wretched at remembering names, I often … Continue reading

September 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Do you know where Dickens got the character Scrooge from? It was a bit of mistake actually…

It is clear from any Dickens’ novel that the great man enjoyed names. His friend and biographer, John Forster, said that Dickens made “characters real existences, not by describing them … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · 23 Comments

N is for NAMING FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

FIVE RULES YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN’T BREAK 1)  If your character is based on a flesh and blood person make sure the name is radically different to their real life one. … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 11 Comments