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

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 5 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. Swimmers back on beach where body was found
  2. Apocalypse Slough
  3. Love in a cold climate
  4. Sri Lanka: Assassinations Investigated
  5. Skar’s Trek into Darkness
  6. Twins born a year apart
  7. Image of a man behind a machine with the text, ‘Best Buy’
  8. Shakespeare’s birthday weekend will include parades and firework displays
  9. Portugal: Inquisition victims dug up
  10. Quote of the day: ‘Under all speech that is good there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as eternity; speech is shallow as time.’ Thomas Carlyle
  11. No doubt the people in the dock have been deliberately going as slowly as they can
  12. Poor reward for heroism
  13. The Past is Another Country

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 26 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 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. How a London bus caused utter panic
  2. Scientists learn to take a walk on the wild side
  3. Space-age Scotch
  4. Sexting teenager
  5. Auschwitz: UK teenagers face trial for theft
  6. A car no thief would touch
  7. League tables for police
  8. Measure for measure, employee monitoring is the work of the devil
  9. Kenya: Judges to reopen case amid claims of obstruction
  10. Rhodes offers a history lesson
  11. Heritage: The mysterious sport of clog fighting kicks back
  12. Hello, is this planet Earth?
  13. An image of a heart on a necklace
  14. Geek Mythology
  15. Police: Chief Constable forced to quit over misconduct
  16. Secret of Loch Ness
  17. Mysterious footprints and blood in the snow… It’s time to settle down to a nice cosy murder

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 19 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 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. This Underground movement is far more sinister than it looks
  2. The tale of two Islingtons
  3. Foxdog
  4. No Re-Run, Brother
  5. Gilding the lily
  6. Spotlight
  7. Tuck into a harvest of delectable autumn festivals
  8. ‘Despite extensive research and excavation, Lorca’s body has never been found’
  9. ‘The one who was once there is no longer there. Do you understand?’
  10. “The fact that Gil’s from America and I’m from Liverpool is immaterial; he came here and touched my soul”
  11. Celebrating a decade of grime clashes
  12. We’re Brits abroad (but keep it under your had)
  13. We are waiting for the next shark attack
  14. An inconvenient truth: India’s trouble with toilets

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 12 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 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. Arctic role: why audiences love a chilling tale
  2. Britain and the US: A not so special relationship
  3. Flood warning for the future
  4. I don’t consider it a comedy… I think it’s got more of a David Lynch feel about it
  5. Irish ancestry may have roots in Asia
  6. Officials create a ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ to the galaxy
  7. It’s a laugh going gluten-free
  8. Is this the year we find a cure for dementia?
  9. Kalashnikov-toting teens on mopeds are the latest Mafia tool in Naples
  10. WOW
  11. Bionic engineers
  12. Escape from the pigeon hole
  13. Nuclear tests led to a ‘new human epoch’

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 5 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 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. Japan – ‘They were so injured, I couldn’t tell if they were dead or alive’
  2. ‘Our waitress pays more tax than Facebook does’
  3. Beat cybercrime at home
  4. Meet an English rose
  5. Salt Lake City
  6. Information is beautiful
  7. ‘It’s hard to be positive sometimes but I’m lucky that I have my mum’
  8. A blurry and bleary-eyed addict’s tale
  9. They once had news for you
  10. Cornwall’s pride wrapped up in pastry