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

Word Count Wednesday

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

I have another zero this week but mostly due to deadlines (meaning I work worked over the weekend) but hopeful of something by next Wednesday!

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 11th 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. Postscript: the honeymoon’s back on, a year after the groom had to make a donation
  2. slow and incoherent
  3. man with ‘stop Brexit’ hat and placard ‘To be poorer – #peoplesvote’
  4. cartoon of two men chatting: “police have finally recovered my stolen sofa – very kind of them. It was looking quite tatty.”
  5. picture of a woman sitting on a huge mug
  6. travel: cabin crew, prepare for romance…
  7. The challenge for us is to get closer to where England are right now. There is a gap between us.
  8. It’s not as bad as going to war, but it’s not far off.
  9. Pictures from 1960
  10. some famous names among
  11. I once spotted Charlotte Church at a part and demanded a mutual friend introduce us. Kitty 25, Chef, Edinburgh

Word Count Wednesday

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

After a quiet six days (work work and overdue blitz of my office), I spent yesterday morning on the second Henry Short Story and wrote 1,829 words before getting back to work work (editing for my publisher). My latest deadline is next Monday but I hope to finish on Friday/Saturday so I can spend Sunday to hopefully finish this latest Henry.

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.

For more information About Me as an Author, Mentor, Speaker and my Fiction, Non-fiction, and you can sign up to my Newsletter. To those of you who have signed up to the latter, you may have noticed that there’s not been an issue for a couple of months. Sorry about that but Caroline and I have been busy behind the scenes and will have the next one to you by the end of September.

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 4th 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. If you have an axe to grind, try this…
  2. picture of Tefal Air Force 360 cordless stick vacuum cleaner RRP $2,998 / special: $2,198. How did a vacuum cleaner gift offer upset staff at a bank? See p.30
  3. Psychiatrist / patient with the latter asking, “What would I regret most if I die in my sleep, you ask… Probably going to bed!”
  4. This is the advantage of playing two-legged ties – when one game goes wrong, you can always make up for it.
  5. Courts: Dutch doctor ‘may have fathered 200’
  6. pics
  7. miniature Co-op Society building
  8. Day 5 Bergen, Norway with description and picture of the city
  9. You ask, we answer

Word Count Wednesday

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

I’ve been busy with work work and blitzing my office (much needed) so have a zero word count. I hope to do some writing this coming weekend though. The zero word count is okay as I have three deadlines next week after which I have a week off until the next books come in. Bliss. 🙂

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.

For more information About Me as an Author, Mentor, Speaker and my Fiction, Non-fiction, and you can sign up to my Newsletter.

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 28 Aug

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. as they say farewell to pal
  2. Hawick Moorland Drive
  3. 8
  4. Mark Davies, 53, of Waypost Court stole bottles of spirits to the value of £87
  5. Unites States: bin lorry stowaway’s bare-faced cheek
  6. The Society of Authors
  7. that’s real
  8. quick
  9. blonde woman in front of a target board
  10. Sophie is a star with low profile
  11. winter sale
  12. cartoon of a psychiatrist and patient: “My wife has left me because of my obsession with glass.
  13. family affair for Tom

Word Count Wednesday

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

I’ve been away and then catching up so a zero word count this week. Next up is ‘Henry Goes to the BBQ’, the second in the Henry Short Stories series. Then back to two psychological standalones which I plan to submit to a publisher. It’ll be a few weeks off yet but I’ll let you know how I get on.

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.

For more information About Me as an Author, Mentor, Speaker and my Fiction, Non-fiction, and you can sign up to my Newsletter.

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 21 Aug

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. Foraging for fun
  2. puzzle fun
  3. singing lessons for mother-in-law
  4. October 24, Raul Julia with picture / biography of the Addams Family actor
  5. He reminded her of a scarecrow…
  6. Safari so good
  7. cartoon of a walking world with ‘keep on turnin”
  8. Lilac – this flower has enjoyed a reputation for bad luck, but this is because white flowers were supposedly funerary flowers, while lilac itself was a fairy flower. Avoid misunderstanding by using the mauve variety.
  9. This movie’s a real work of art
  10. Leo (July 24-Aug 23) Planetry influences warn you to be wary of making major purchases.
  11. competition

Word Count Wednesday

It’s my birthday today – and I’m celebrating on the south coast. Had a seaside fish and chips last night… lovely.

It’s also Wednesday which means it’s that time of the week again. How have you been getting on?

I’ve been working to get my Writer’s Block Workbook 5 published and an omnibus for the first four books in the series. As it happens, all five books are NOW in one deal on Amazon.

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.

For more information About Me as an Author, Mentor, Speaker and my Fiction, Non-fiction, and you can sign up to my Newsletter.