Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 27th March

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. Day 4: Vik & Flam, Norway with a picture of Flamsbana train.
  2. Hot right now!
  3. December 10, Keith Joseph
  4. Dusk in Los Angeles and Kesha is swinging her long layered hair back and forth
  5. tote bag with a cartoon smiley face
  6. Paper plane challenge, Cambridge
  7. Snorechestra with picture of Katherine, 25, Personal Assistant, London
  8. cartoon of an owl
  9. Total £11,800
  10. Rachel Finch, 37, Lakeside Drive, Northampton
  11. a freezing bath in the morning and a scalding one in the evening

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 20th March

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. picture of 31-year-old Halim, salesperson, London with a description of a hangover he had.
  2. Crime: satellite tags will monitor criminals
  3. picture of a cartoon radio with arms and legs
  4. How did the once-raucous Brits become so bland?
  5. Cech craves one more piece of silver to cap glorious career
  6. Story prompt: The towel felt damp…
  7. No-sleep concealers
  8. GP wants to go mainstream… but
  9. small group tours
  10. Picture of the orient at Robin Hill, Isle of Wight

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 13th March

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. picture of a cottage with 10: Night Shelter – What is it really like?
  2. People will go to Mars in the next 20 years, definitely. And I could see them living there for longish periods.
  3. A rough sketch of a conical shell.
  4. Ride
  5. Move – express workout
  6. I will leave nothing to chance and plan on dismantling Miller in style to make my mark
  7. Hit refresh
  8. United States: ‘How I killed a mountain lion’.
  9. 2 free gifts
  10. Finding a snack that tastes delicious but is actually healthy too can feel like a job in itself.
  11. Science: DNA testing for dogs grows in popularity
  12. November 10, Carmen McRae
  13. Brazil: Dia dos namorados (lovers day) falls on 12 June.
  14. 350 years of a Dutch master (picture of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam) and Rembrandt paintings
  15. Rice turns back

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 6th March

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. Young woman in a stripy t-shirt leaning back on her (office) chair, smiling, with her arms behind her head.
  2. Can my pension benefit be restored?
  3. Eyewitness: Trust me, I’m a brain surgeon
  4. Dec 21, Nathan Millstein
  5. Tote bag with ‘Keeping it green’
  6. 14 – Small miracles: Northampton’s lost buildings are back
  7. on Ireland
  8. The rise of the robot farmers
  9. Cows are free to do what they want. It’s a lovely way to milk them.
  10. Nigeria – young voters frustrated by old candidates
  11. Townsend hopes
  12. Europe’s best summer villas
  13. Cartoon of an overweight woman visiting her doctor: “You need to get off your Buffett and cut back on the curds and whey, Miss Muffet!”

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 28th Feb

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 we have an extra day tomorrow so, starting today, you could have a mahoosive 109,800 words (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…

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 21st Feb

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 we have an extra day in a couple of weeks so, starting today, you could have a mahoosive 109,800 words (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. Interview: We need new frontiers and cosmic dreams
  2. Tote bag: Let’s be honest
  3. In 10 days
  4. Device boosts opportunities
  5. Walking in the Auvergne
  6. Keep it surreal
  7. At first the idea felt really flimsy
  8. What’s on today?
  9. Everyone on board is clearly up to no good – they just don’t want to be found out
  10. by Sister Agatha
  11. Ask the experts
  12. Circle of Deceit
  13. remarkable but we need your help

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 14th Feb

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week.  Yes, folks. These sheets will be Fridays only from now on. Sorry about that but my writing’s taking over and I hope to have news about that in between these posts and 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 we have an extra day in a couple of weeks so, starting today, you could have a mahoosive 109,800 words (or more) by Valentine’s Day 2021!

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. Turning the tables
  2. The Great British Escape
  3. Tickets please!
  4. winning again
  5. When the oil deal runs dry…
  6. By the final reel, Molly has been turned into a Joan of Arc-like martyr
  7. the pitfalls of our job
  8. Donald
  9. Farmcote, Shropshire: My favourite view shows nature’s free harvest, the blackberry in the foreground and the result of a farmer’s hard work at the end of the growing season.’ Ken Slater, Wombourne, West Midlands
  10. Picture of a girl in a stripy top cycling over the bottom half of a globe above her a banner: Von Berlin in die Welt.
  11. Military: First World War wreck found: The site where a First World War warship is believed to have been sunk by a mine has been located close to Orkney’s Old Man of Hoy.
  12. Resident doctor embarrassed by latest body of work