Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 20 Nov

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. Getting mighty crowded
  2. Insider
  3. 10pm
  4. Beauty
  5. All dressed up
  6. Fiesta
  7. Price
  8. Womenswear
  9. Wanted to do something useful
  10. Sunday
  11. IQ
  12. The doctor won’t see you now
  13. Painted desert
  14. 22
  15. See my friends
  16. Head cases
  17. Change
  18. Crunch time

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 13 Nov

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 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. We’ve got a colour, size and style for every kid in class.
  2. VAT rip-off
  3. Sun, sea
  4. Shame restaurants into fair tips, fair pay
  5. Good tongue greens
  6. Selling his soul
  7. No wonder you love paper
  8. This flattering hue works for every eye colour
  9. Thrilling
  10. Let’s liven up TV debates
  11. Ministers axed grant
  12. It was Bobby
  13. Flaming Lies
  14. A Problem like Maria
  15. Take control of your health
  16. Young people are ‘less tolerant’

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 6 Nov

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week.  For the foreseeable future, I will be posting these sheets every Friday, (tided by my lovely author assistant / editor / lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent 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.

These prompt sheets 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 rise of the popular prison press – the inside story.
  2. Apart from driving the prison system to the brink, he has attempted to murder legal aid.
  3. Perfect
  4. Encounters of the stirred kind.
  5. Politically motivated complaints.
  6. At last, a costume drama to get your teeth into.
  7. Euthanasia? It’s assisted suicide.
  8. It was an act of nuclear terrorism on the streets of a major city which put the lives of numerous other members of the public at risk.
  9. Crime – end of the adventure for a pair of golden fugitives.
  10. Secret service sacked in fall-out from prosecutor’s mystery death.
  11. A dynamic film in which the emotional tempo never stops rising.
  12. Heritage – Chaucer for the 21st century: new guide for UK pilgrims.
  13. Officer stashed ammunition at the palace.
  14. It-girl Cara has her cake and tweets it.

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 30th Oct

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. sweet
  2. Sunday
  3. January blues
  4. baby bakers
  5. £12.99
  6. Tony
  7. after-school swap
  8. abc
  9. 10 things to make a note of this week
  10. win a holiday in Cyprus
  11. choice
  12. 14
  13. make it work for you…
  14. Butlin’s
  15. sporting style
  16. summer colours
  17. sugar free
  18. Lake Windermere
  19. i*spy
  20. Notebook
  21. vegetarian
  22. dance with Diversity
  23. 15-minute soup
  24. Monday

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 23rd Oct

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. Final fairwell
  2. DNA: the next data scandal?
  3. 24 – the boss: Jo Gordon is running the shows (with photograph of blonde woman with glasses with her hands wrapped around a mug)
  4. the little guide
  5. diary at a glance
  6. your perfect conference venue!
  7. essential
  8. no goodnight Vienna from him!
  9. miniature shops with architecture above
  10. Day 9 Tobermory, Isle of Mull with photograph / Day 10 Ends Greenock
  11. “I’m bored, rich and hot. Let’s go to LA,” he said.
  12. droning on

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 16th Oct

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. miniature shops with intricate architecture above them
  2. genius that was Dali
  3. discovering you are not who you thought you were
  4. booking information
  5. for radio training, contact Shelly
  6. Paul Farrell
  7. vintage retreat
  8. Melrose and Abbotsford
  9. Science – dinosaur ‘will fill in the evolutionary gaps’
  10. glow
  11. Smalling takes the road less travelled
  12. alien species hitch a ride on wave of plastic waste
  13. 16 – The Saint – Thomas Becket in Semilong with stained glass picture
  14. It happened this week

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 9th Oct

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. on the bright side of death
  2. miniature of an Odeon cinema and Emporium Arcade
  3. cartoon of two potatoes outside ‘Jacket Potatoes’ Club’ – I didn’t realise it was a formal do.
  4. It’s something I can still do as well as when I was young
  5. you have to suss the secret rules
  6. culture
  7. quote of the day: “resentment is anger directed at others – at what they did or did not do”, Peter McWilliams
  8. Czech Republic: the main day of love is 1 May when lovers are said to kiss under cherry trees for happiness and good health.
  9. As long as you are in prison, you get meals and a room
  10. suffering in silence
  11. the fat exploder

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 2nd Oct

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. photograph of wide desolate landscape: Smaitholm Tower near Kelso, From Coldstream to Melrose
  2. What a cute salute from a little recruit!
  3. Aaron Fagan Cooper, 21, of Colwyn Road, driving without insurance fined £600.
  4. Style
  5. cartoon of a doctor telling Humpty Dumpty (egg), “If I were you, I would stop living life on the edge.”
  6. July 23, Arletty, biography of the actress
  7. Taurus – take a moment to celebrate a special achievement
  8. People – handbag returned, 64 years after prom
  9. Boys banned from netball tournament
  10. Air CDRE Mahmood Khalid
  11. health and beauty edit
  12. United States – got the hump? police nab runaway camels
  13. gorgeous Namibia

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 25 Sept

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 taste of cooking at River Cottage
  2. cartoon of a couple at a restaurant with grass growing out of their mouths – the waiter’s saying, “Sorry to keep you both waiting”
  3. Aug 12, John Cage with photo / biography of the American composer
  4. Sometimes you want just to be individual. You want to forget that you are a mother and wife. You just want to be yourself.
  5. Vice.
  6. Slovenia – stolen sandwich costs MP his job
  7. Try the trend
  8. January 23, 1989
  9. itravel
  10. United States: man faces charges after wife dies in hot tub

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 18th Sept

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. Trump was born to hunt, breed and be the perfect pet (talking about a dog!)
  2. mastering social media
  3. forget everything you have been told about…
  4. black and white photo of about a dozen people wearing light clothing squashed into a telephone kiosk
  5. you hear a lot of kids say it’s changed their lives and so it’s something I wanted to get involved in
  6. Carolyn O’Hara
  7. Day 3 Eidfjord, Norway with a description and photograph
  8. September 6, James Clavell with a photo and bio of the Australian novelist
  9. There is an enduring sense of wonder that such a vast machine can even get off the ground
  10. Seven days in the stars
  11. Kevin’s ready
  12. health matters