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

Word Count Wednesday 14 Apr

Morning. Yes, it’s that time of the week again.

I’ve been good and have written 1,002 words this past week (last Wednesday to last night, actually Sunday morning). Hoorah!

The 1,000 was the result of a prompt that an editor/writer friend and I are doing as a writeathon – c.1,000 words every week. The other two is the start of next Sunday’s – different prompts each week.

How have you been getting 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.

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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

Word Count Wednesday 7 Apr

Good morning. Yes, it’s that time of the week again.

After a not-bad result last week I’m back to zero. I ended up taking the Easter weekend off from any kind of work but for this Sunday my friend and I will be swapping the pieces we wrote on our first weekend and continuing the other person’s story(!) so I’ll let you know how we got on.

How have you been getting 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.

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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’

Word Count Wednesday 31 Mar

Good morning. Yes, it’s that time of the week again.

I’m delighted to say that I have been writing! A friend and I have started a Sunday morning writeathon where we aim to write 1,000+ words and we did, albeit a mere 54 over that for me. He’s also an editor so we’ve swapped and critiqued each other’s, and we’re still speaking to each other. So I hope to have something around that cliched ball park if not more in future weeks.

How have you been getting 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 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?

Word Count Wednesday 24 Mar

Good morning. Yes, it’s that time of the week again and yes, another zero. But…

I have a plan. A cunning plan, Blackadder. I have a new someone in my life who is also a writer (and whose day job is editing for a publisher!) so we’re going to have Sunday writeathons where we spend the morning writing then swap masterpieces which we edit. He has the same problem; where he’s felt uninspired to write so we’re making each other do so. I’ll let you know next Wednesday how we got on… and if we’re still speaking to each other. 🙂

How have you been getting 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 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

Word Count Wednesday 17 Mar

Good morning. Yes, it’s that time of the week again.

No surprise, I’m sure, that I have another zero this week. I’m optimistic – watch this space – that this will change, for the better, in the next few weeks. 🙂

How have you been getting 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.