Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 10th July

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week.  As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent (who pretties these sheets before they go live) will be posting Word Count Wednesdays 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 posts will still 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. money & business
  2. As the key turned in the door…
  3. Cruise itinerary: Day 1 departs Dundee, Day 2 at sea (picture of a cruiser)
  4. Dec 7, Felix Houphouet-Boigny with a picture and biography of the African president
  5. Pisces Feb 20-Mar 20: a hippy at heart, you’re open to the beliefs of others.
  6. trip
  7. 40
  8. died in 1992
  9. Glass marbles: they must be warm colours, not cold browns and blacks. Finding one marble is amazing luck, for it is said the fairies love them, and leave them where they have a mind to.
  10. Larissa Turcan, 50, of Whitefield Road, stole various items worth £83,95
  11. illustration of a hand rising up between two trees with ‘lets rock this planet’ (not let’s!)
  12. Are no-show students killing the lecture?

Word Count Wednesday

Yes, it’s that time of the week again. How have you been getting on?

I’ve been cracking on with the fourth Writer’s Block Workbook with an extra 8,688 words this past week (last Wednesday to last night), although they are prompts so not ‘writing writing’ as such but I’ve still been productive.

Do leave a comment below to share your progress, successes and otherwise, and of course anything else that’s happened to you, writing wise, over the past seven days.

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Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 3 July

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week.  As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent (who pretties these sheets before they go live) will be posting Word Count Wednesdays 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 posts will still 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. Eat yourself happy
  2. the tail began to wag slowly…
  3. 30
  4. sleeping lions
  5. smarter living
  6. tote bag with ‘the end is nigh’ white on black
  7. Yugoslavia: the border town of Vukovar is left devastated by civil war (with picture)
  8. cartoon of Noise Abatement Society with a man introducing another in front of an audience: “And now, please, don’t put your hands together for our guest speaker.”
  9. Tide – the arms of the ocean are powerful: if they embrace you, happiness is sure.
  10. cartoon of utensils including a can opener and knife.
  11. Christopher Brown, 24, of Northwood Road, driving not in accordance with licence.
  12. What goes up may prove difficult to come down

Word Count Wednesday

Yes, it’s that time of the week again. How have you been getting on?

I’ve been busy with work work and advertising my existing books (via Amazon Ads) so only started writing yesterday afternoon. I’ve therefore only amassed 1,007 words this past week (last Wednesday to last night) but that’s okay, and it’s the next (second) Henry Short Story so an enjoyable 1,007 words. I also plan to continue with the fourth Writer’s Block Workbook in the next few days so hope to have news next Wednesday.

Do leave a comment below to share your progress, successes and otherwise, and of course anything else that’s happened to you, writing wise, over the past seven days.

For more information About Me as an Author, Mentor, Speaker and my Fiction, Non-fiction, and you can sign up to my Newsletter.

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 26th June

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week.  As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent (who pretties these sheets before they go live) will be posting Word Count Wednesdays 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 posts will still 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. Go to give!
  2. Why we all seem to be
  3. tote bag with martian-looking creature
  4. Virgo – a family issue will trigger emotional issues you have been keeping to yourself.
  5. June 14, Henry Mancini (above a picture of the film composer relaxing in his studio)
  6. Corks – this does not have to be a champagne cork – they are all lucky.
  7. Cartoon laughs
  8. silhouette of a pigeon
  9. Stuart Holt, 29, of Robert Street, possession of class B drug, conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15.
  10. As she/he stepped on the plane
  11. Successful people

Word Count Wednesday

Yes, it’s that time of the week again. How have you been getting on?

I have a zero word count this week as Caroline and I have been busy getting my thirteenth title, the third in the Writer’s Block Workbooks series, ready and I’m delighted to say that it’s available… woo hoo! It’s available pretty much everywhere (click the link above for details).

Also Caroline’s been revamping my covers (aren’t they fab!) as well as getting all the paperbacks uniformed. Exciting times.

Do leave a comment below to share your progress, successes and otherwise, and of course anything else that’s happened to you, writing wise, over the past seven days.

For more information About Me as an Author, Mentor, Speaker and my Fiction, Non-fiction, and you can sign up to my Newsletter.

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 19 June

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week.  As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent (who pretties these sheets before they go live) will be posting Word Count Wednesdays 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 posts will still 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. a collage picture of vintage, tea room, 100+ traders over 5000 sq ft and three 1950s women
  2. July 17, Jean Borota with him holding a tennis racket
  3. 4
  4. For Hamish
  5. Merry Christmas, Emma! Love from Claire xx
  6. Snow Factor, Paisley
  7. 100% Design
  8. White hare or rabbit: not universally acknowledged as lucky because of their association with witches, these little creatures will bring you luck if you ask nicely.
  9. Losing someone like Mako means all the other players are going to have to find another three or four per cent.
  10. Public
  11. She/He sniffed for the tenth time…
  12. a hit in our neck of the woods

Word Count Wednesday

Yes, it’s that time of the week again. How have you been getting on?

I’ve written approximately 12,300 words this past week (last Wednesday to last night), all in addition to the 3,000(ish) from last week and all for my third Writer’s Block Workbook… which is now finished and with my assistant/editor/cover designer, Caroline. This will be my lucky book number 13 and I’m already on number 14!

Do leave a comment below to share your progress, successes and otherwise, and of course anything else that’s happened to you, writing wise, over the past seven days.

For more information About Me as an Author, Mentor, Speaker and my Fiction, Non-fiction, and you can sign up to my Newsletter.

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 12th June

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week.  As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent (who pretties these sheets before they go live) will be posting Word Count Wednesdays 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 posts will still 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. Yes, I can believe teenagers are happy but life at 70 doesn’t look quite so carefree
  2. She/he picked up the receiver…
  3. Aquarius Jan 21-Feb 19: Never backward in coming forward, you may have reason to regret your bluntness.
  4. Fans – this is the type you hold in your hand in order to create a gentle breeze.
  5. Lifestyle
  6. the many who died in 1994
  7. pick of the news
  8. tote bag with a black on white jack o lantern
  9. shaped our world
  10. cartoon of a knife and glass half full of water
  11. Julie Teckman poses the question and of course she knows the answer…
  12. Aivaras Dargis, 25, of St Leonards Road, damaged an electronic security alarm belonging to Superdrug Stores.
  13. Weekly News
  14. the kids are all right