Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 9 Apr

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. No sex please, we’re actors
  2. The stuff of nightmares can be an agent of change
  3. Front
  4. IT’S BACK!
  5. India: Delhi runs dry
  6. The 10 best… London beers
  7. CLARET
  8. Spot a liar (even if their pants aren’t on fire)
  9. The verge of a major sea change
  10. FROM THE EDITOR
  11. Life in the Balance
  12. The ‘grateful’ victim justifies a callous act
  13. Prisoner’s criminal record

Word Count Wednesday 7 Apr

Good morning. Yes, it’s that time of the week again.

After a not-bad result last week I’m back to zero. I ended up taking the Easter weekend off from any kind of work but for this Sunday my friend and I will be swapping the pieces we wrote on our first weekend and continuing the other person’s story(!) so I’ll let you know how we got on.

How have you been getting on? 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 2 Apr

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. The revolution
  2. After Istanbul I know anything can happen…
  3. A photo of a desk with on it a button, two hands holding a piece of string
  4. I have not noticed any problems
  5. Premier League: Overseas ties ‘inevitable’
  6. Asian Games: Police search for athletes on the run
  7. Concluding his investigation into grassroots football, Glenn Moore looks at the decline in the men’s game
  8. What keeps football at this level going is the camaraderie – but then there are the mornings of mud
  9. ‘Dinosaurs’ at the ECB have shot themselves in the foot
  10. ECB has handled crisis dreadfully – now new boss must show spine
  11. I was never popular in the dressing room
  12. Wasps herald ‘watershed moment’

BeaconLit’s 500-word comp is open for April

The 500- and 100-word competitions are open for April. Results of February’s competitions due in the next few days.

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Hello everyone. Yes, March’s theme of ‘The Insider’ has closed and April’s is now live. The theme is ‘No Fool Like A…’, to be used in any way you would like within the 500-word maximum. Rules, prizes, entry form etc. via https://beaconlitblog.wordpress.com/500-word-competition.

The results for February’s competition will be announced shortly.

NB. If you have stories ready for future themes, please don’t submit them until the relevant month as the entry will be disqualified with no refund given, and you won’t be able to submit it in the correct month (because we will have seen it). It’s rule number four. 🙂

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Word Count Wednesday 31 Mar

Good morning. Yes, it’s that time of the week again.

I’m delighted to say that I have been writing! A friend and I have started a Sunday morning writeathon where we aim to write 1,000+ words and we did, albeit a mere 54 over that for me. He’s also an editor so we’ve swapped and critiqued each other’s, and we’re still speaking to each other. So I hope to have something around that cliched ball park if not more in future weeks.

How have you been getting on? 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 26 Mar

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. Whatever you do on Friday, do it in jeans
  2. Bra boss to lead business regeneration in poor areas
  3. SANDBAGS
  4. The burden of beauty
  5. Simon’s got some bottle
  6. Swarms, marauders, pests…
  7. Who are you calling ‘bad guy’?
  8. There’s always a fear I’m going to come across as arrogant
  9. PROBLEM CHILD
  10. You can load pancakes up with chocolate sauce, popping candy and cinnamon glitter, but sometimes all you really want is lemon and sugar
  11. Clubbers breathalysed on door
  12. In the detail
  13. A decent proposal
  14. Try some ‘after-play’
  15. Emblematic of his age
  16. A lonely voice against Winston
  17. Outrageous: missing foxes
  18. 9 August Sunday
  19. Passengers hit back
  20. ARE YOU BEING FUNNY?

Word Count Wednesday 24 Mar

Good morning. Yes, it’s that time of the week again and yes, another zero. But…

I have a plan. A cunning plan, Blackadder. I have a new someone in my life who is also a writer (and whose day job is editing for a publisher!) so we’re going to have Sunday writeathons where we spend the morning writing then swap masterpieces which we edit. He has the same problem; where he’s felt uninspired to write so we’re making each other do so. I’ll let you know next Wednesday how we got on… and if we’re still speaking to each other. 🙂

How have you been getting on? 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.