Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 7 May

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week. As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent will be posting my Word Count Wednesdays posts so you can let us know how your writing’s been going over the previous week. I aim for 300 words a day which is an astounding 109,500 words a year and so, starting today, you could have that (or more) by this time next year!

These random sheet posts include the text versions together with explanations of any individual pictures so that anyone unable to see the picture and prompts will be able to read the text, or have to text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. Rather work from home? Me too
  2. Lighting the way text on a picture of a potter cleaning clay lanterns with the text: A potter prepares clay lanterns for the Diwali Festival of Light in Jalandhar, India, that begins on 23 October. The five-day celebration marks the victory of good over evil and commemorates the Hindu god Lord Rama’s return from exime. (GETTY)
  3. Quote of the Day: ‘Why shouldn’t things be largely absurd, futile, and transitory? They are so, and we are so, and they and we go very well together.’ George Santayana
  4. London, Paris, Milan, New York… the Academy Awards?
  5. Pack must go back to basics
  6. New customers take a selfie, which is used in place of a password
  7. Society: Loneliness is different to precious solitude
  8. Jan Leeming adorned her hair with scrunchies and declared she would not eat lamb, fish or beef

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