Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 23 Jul

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 Queen’s birthday
  2. Stop biting off more than it can chew
  3. BLIMEY!
  4. A photo of an elephant near bushes, with the text: Which tree-dwelling carnivore is pining for the valleuys?
  5. FOOD: Gold-sprinkled haggis is ‘world’s most expensive’
  6. Fourth ‘mystery’ prisoner was not flown out to US
  7. Teaching Assistants – PA/Secretaries –  Examinations – Officers – Librarians – Office Managers
  8. The welfare of the recipient matters, not the soul of the donor
  9. Shear delight
  10. It’s easier to be the president of the United States as a black person than be the head of a studio [or} network
  11. Now we can look into what happens to a woman after divorce and deceit
  12. Where do internet addicts go for help? Reboot camp
  13. At 5’7″ Rylance is not the first you’d think of to play a giant

Word Count Wednesday 21 Jul

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

I thought I was going to have a zero but an idea popped into my brain yesterday afternoon so I’m pleased to report 1,029 words. It isn’t the collaboration project – no more added to that but it’s in a good state to continue and my collaborator to add his sections to, so that’s hopefully what we’ll be doing next week. I’m also ahead of schedule for work work editing so hopefully more time for writing.

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 16 Jul

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. Small act of kindness prairie voles ‘show empathy’ when friends suffer
  2. This is a critical year for the corporation with tough decisions
  3. Quote of the day: Most people assume the fights are going to be the left versus the right, but it is always the reasonable versus the jerks – JIMMY WALES
  4. Photo of a couple in wedding outfit, walking past tents on a square, with am umbrella above their head. Text: Al album to remember – A soon-to-be married couple get ready to pose yesterday, among protesters celebrating the one-year anniversary of the start of pro-democracy rallies calling in Hong Kong
  5. Trains leave football fans facing lots of extra time
  6. Syrians challenge legal claim to holy books taken from Damascus. By Daniel Estrin
  7. Take heed
  8. HUMAN RIGHTS: Atheists ‘are victims of hate campaigns’
  9. I’m not sure what Mum thought of the ‘Millennium Falcon’ I’ve stuck to the dashboard
  10. Airfares rise and fall with supply and demand

Word Count Wednesday 14 July

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

I’ve been finalising the initial phase of a new collaboration project and we’re good to go. We have nearly 9,000 words done, although most of that was my partner in crime (writing)’s. I’ve written more than this week’s (last Wednesday to last night) word count of 160 but chopped a fair amount of the original chapters so the total is that. I’m really happy with where it’s at so it’s up to us now to write our parts (me the wife, him the husband). Neither of us are planners but we needed a form of structure and idea where we were going. I think we have that now so it’ll be fun seeing where it leads us from here.

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 9 Jul

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. Westminster is world’s gayest parliament
  2. All in the balance
  3. The bigger day of the year in football now isn’t the Cup Final, it’s transfer deadline day
  4. ENERGY – Renewables industry is ‘about to drop off a cliff’
  5. THE 10 BEST… Winter coats
  6. Quote of the day – ;It’s a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young’ KONRAD LORENZ
  7. Show us your sequins
  8. Extreme lengths
  9. A photo of young Japanese women all dressed up in what looks like gala outfits, sitting in and boarding a train, with the text: A stop on life’s journey – Young Japanese women board a train after attending a ‘Coming of Age Day’ ceremony in Tokyo yesterday. The day celebrates young people who have become 20 years old – the minimum legal age in the country for voting, drinking and smoking. KIYOSHI OTAIEPA

Word Count Wednesday 7 Jul

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

I’m delighted to say I don’t have zero this week. Yay. I’ve been going through the collaboration project (more about that in/over the next few weeks). And… <drum roll> I’ve been taking more out than adding so have a -28 this week. 🙂

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 2 Jul

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. Your opinion matters to us
  2. If my other half was off to dance 13 hours a day, I’d send his stuff in bin bags to Premier Inn
  3. Feeling Tired?
  4. A picture of a woman wearing a striped blouse and short, light skirt, holding her hands out as she’s posing, with the text: Women began to raise their hemlines before couture determined it was chic
  5. Quote of the day: ‘The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane’ NIKOLA TESLA (1934)
  6. Talk about ‘aspiration’ meaningless
  7. He knows he’s on the sidelines. he writes as an observer who cannot help being concerned
  8. The death of criticism, and other light-hearted notes from Milan’s shows
  9. Crime, revenge porn and domestic pain…
  10. ‘It is with sadness that I report it is journey’s end – so close to my goal’
  11. NHS staff will flee the country
  12. Chancellor acts gingerly

Word Count Wednesday 30 Jun

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

A big fat (lockdown puppy fat) zero from me this week but I should have the day tomorrow to write. Ah yes, the old ‘should’. If I had a pound…

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 25 Jun

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. Your winter wardrobe is all wrapped up
  2. They fought a dictator, but now they’re at war with each other
  3. Casualties of the Somme
  4. Environment: York’s flooding failures were predicted a decade ago
  5. Why aren’t you wearing two poppies?
  6. An image of a man in a harness, with one arm ending with an impressive and dangerous drill, a cup on his belt, and spikes coming out of his head, with a nose ring, and medals on his chest, looking like a threatening warrior
  7. On British roads, this model could give you a bumpy ride
  8. Product placements: Royal Horticultural Society. The RHS collaborated with the ‘grand garden-themed’ film A Little Chaos to promote this year’s National Gardening Week
  9. With this ring, I am hoping to renew our vowels

Word Count Wednesday 23 Jun

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

I have a measly 384 words this past week (last Wednesday to last night). Again work deadlines have meant few windows of opportunity although I admit that when the day job is editing novels, it’s very busman’s holiday to then do any writing. I could have. Should have. ‘Good effort’ as I was told (too) often at school. More like ‘must try harder’.

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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