Word Count Wednesday 15 Sep

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

Another crazy week and I was expecting to have a zero but I made myself sit at my desk at  9.45pm last night and write something. I started with the collaboration project but 114 words later ran out of steam. I’m better at novels when I have a chunk of time. So I went back to ye olde faithful, the monologues, and have the semi-shabby sum of 704 words total this past week (‘last Wednesday to last night’… all last night).

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 10 Sep

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. Consumer: Revealed… the supermarket tricks that make shoppers spend
  2. Reputation matters, even to the biggest firms
  3. We think the best person to pick the offers for you is you
  4. It is possible Martin’s £175,000 payday was the lowest ever received
  5. Woman who failed with prize claim won’t play lottery again
  6. The private collections: 
    Francois Pinault, French business tycoon: 638m – 2,000 pieces
    Nasser Khalili, British-Iranian property developer: 594m – 25,000 pieces
    Doris F. Fisher, US business woman: 511m – 1,000 pieces
  7. Modena
  8. Charisma isn’t only a human trait
  9. Storms with names
  10. Catwalk shows don’t feel as if they are about the clothes now but branding
  11. 2015
  12. Too much drink wounds and kills. It despoils our universities
  13. Spring to it!
  14. Bright idea
  15. Photo of a dolphin with the text: Fungie, a male bottlenose dolphin, has lived alone in the harbour mouth at Dingle, County Kerry, since 1983

Word Count Wednesday 8 Sep

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

I have been writing, kind of, and have the grand sum of 608 words this past week (last Wednesday to last night), all the collaboration project. And all good intentions to do more but hey. Better than the previous few zeros. I’ll try to do more, or at least the same, for next time.

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 Sep

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. Olivia, let’s swap the big red bus for a little red car this holiday. Love, Alban.
  2. Get the (text) message – phones will not be tolerated
  3. Amazing work
  4. Legal: Marriage ends for retail boss in £440m divorce
  5. To call such an inquiry ‘public’ is flattery of the first order
  6. Ignore the scaremongering and concentrate on the rewards
  7. Quote of the day: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Ghandi
  8. Stop British students boozing – for all our sakes
  9. United States: Flatmates find $40,000 in charity shop sofa
  10. Justice has been done, but it leaves a foul taste
  11. The ten best… dog coats
  12. Portobello
  13. In for a pound
  14. Harvest mice rediscovered after fears of extinction
  15. Photo: smiley faces, text: stickers

Word Count Wednesday 1 Sep

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

It’s official; I don’t like Tuesdays. I guess they’re not as bad as Mondays if you work a standard week but they come around far too quickly as they mean I should have done some writing prior to WCW. Have I? Erm… I’ll let my silence answer that. Next week, I promise!

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 27 Aug

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 the 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 mega-wealthy and their builders
  2. Saudis spooked
  3. The Big 5 Belgian beds
  4. Fresh take
  5. Otherwise-sane people go out for bacon sarnies
  6. It’s just the way we Brits (sausage) roll
  7. Connecticut – next to a photo of a hamster licking the screen of the camera
  8. Growing up, I noticed this Catholic influence in school. It has an aversion to sexuality and to women
  9. Colour burst
  10. WINTER
  11. VOICES
  12. What is red and white and loathed all over?
  13. Browse
  14. When silence says everything

Word Count Wednesday 25 Aug

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

Another zero for me, unfortunately. I had good intentions but a few days away (my notebook came with me but I spent the entire time walking) and it took me longer than planned to get out of the holiday frame of mind. A poor excuse but there it is.

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 20 Aug

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 the 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. Tribeca
  2. What can you read into a text message?
  3. Take a break: Make your morning coffee or afternoon tea special
  4. They claimed nuclear power explained the force of these ‘medicines’
  5. A photo of a city from above, as a map
  6. Why did France and Germany leave the decision on flights to their airlines?
  7. Because I am in the public eye, I get scrutinised. I can damn well make sure I use that to do good for other people
  8. Loire
  9. Police rescue 14-year-old bride from wedding
  10. Quote of the day: There are still a lot of moving parts I have no doubt it will run right to the wire with a photo of a man above it
  11. GREAT!
  12. SCIENCE: The luxury condiment that’s on the rocks
  13. Pinter is the modern era’s Chekhov or Shakespeare. I find his plays very musical