Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 14 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. Why everyone loves the plucky underdog
  2. Defence: RAF Sea King helicopters fly their last mission
  3. A company paints a shady story of success
  4. Hop. Stop.
  5. A picture of a woman in a kimono in front of a painting, with the text: the artist said, the days of straight, white, middle-class men running the country ‘may be numbered’
  6. Moeen award shines spotlight on healthy state of British Asian cricket
  7. 78
  8. Alchemy is reaping reward
  9. Welcome
  10. How to get back on track
  11. It’s asking a lot of supporters to support every game, but normally here the stadiums are always full

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

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 30 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. Dude, what’s the point?
  2. New Mindset → New Results
  3. Morrison hopes for one more chance to be the hero
  4. It’s based on travel. We look at how tailoring can be structured so you can whip it from a suitcase
  5. The training started with a bang. Eddie likes a bit of banter and has already shot me down a couple of times
  6. A photo of a man holding a tray with glasses of Champagne
  7. Quote of the day: ‘Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition of nearly every other form of freedom.’ Benjamin Cardozo
  8. Struggling charity
  9. Meeting the needs of the elderly is our biggest challenge by far
  10. Homes, not benefits
  11. The rudest man in Hollywood
  12. Who cares if it can’t be seen by telescope?

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 23 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. LED pioneer sees red after Nobel prize snub
  2. Workers, women and homosexuals already hold some keys to power
  3. Clubs controversial move to the Midlands overshadows the launch of European Champions Cup
  4. Rangers: Ashley takes on directors
  5. Blunt a big fan of ‘home movies’
  6. The ‘did you really turn that down’ award
  7. Nothing compares to kiss and tell
  8. Earlier this week, Perry said there was far more to being a transvestite than cross-dressing, explaining: ‘The dress is only one element of the psycho-sexual process’
  9. Unlike with Band Aid there was no prospect of gathering the 27 musicians together for a singalong
  10. Football: Ramsey: Wales must take chance
  11. Photo fo Steven Wise with a chimp, subtitle: Steven Wise with Tommy in the documentary ‘Unlocking the Cage’
  12. Lawyer claims chimp has human rights
  13. Another perfect day for the BBC? God only knows
  14. Get out there and explore with us
  15. First and only second city
  16. Cornwall Connects

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 16 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. Perry takes potshot at the great white male
  2. A photo of a lynx with underneath the text: Plea to return Lynx to Highlands
  3. A player changes at Weston Green Sports Club in Surrey, where washing facilities leave a lot to be desired and some teams are forced to change into their kit outdoors
  4. What’s your coupe size, Kate? We’ll drink to that
  5. Battle to decide whether we share planet with the apes
  6. A safe bet to open London Film Festival
  7. South Korea: ‘Grave sin’ of ferry captain
  8. Vietnam: Hijack fears for missing tanker
  9. Let’s hear it for Karen
  10. Oliver Write that he’s really an agent for revolutionary change
  11. Rugby Union: Cockerill: Wasps could struggle
  12. Stay-at-home parents and carers need to be valued

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

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’

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?

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 19 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. Surviving the Abyss
  2. Some took shelter inside small tents or under trees in a muddy field
  3. I can’t keep calm, I’m Polish
  4. The current literary climate has given rise to an exciting and diverse collection of nights
  5. Rosalind
  6. It hit the ground in a massive ball of flames
  7. In football’s hottest seat
  8. You don’t have to be a hero to slay demons
  9. New tech for the new term
  10. Quote of the day: There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that wells in the heart of every man. POLYBIUS
  11. It is perhaps seen as less extreme than domestic violence, but it isn’t trivial
  12. The victim can’t get a bus or see friends – their space and options are restricted
  13. We chose to fight and got lucky and didn’t die
  14. Scunthorpe with a hint of Sicily

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 12 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. The mood is one of fear
  2. Rural homes plan unveiled as average rent tops £800
  3. What are you having for lunch?
  4. What I liked about both Tom and Charlotte is there’s a lot of mystery about them
  5. Six-year-old has plans to be Europe’s biggest tech tycoon
  6. It can delete your life
  7. You’ve gotta remember that nature is never on time, and that’s reflected in music too
  8. Pieces of a Man
  9. The first higher offer came in two weeks after we’d had our own offer accepted
  10. If you can meet their timescale, a vendor is likely to stick with you and not delay
  11. Gazumpers are hammering at the door again
  12. It was a love beyond the limits of patience and sense, it was boundless
  13. Beryl’s perils
  14. We’re all terrified we’ve made the wrong choices
  15. Great whites have killed surfers. Now some people want a cull
  16. Despite the pain
  17. Loved or unknown