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

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 29 Jan

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. Tuesday style
  2. A profile photo of an elderly man
  3. EASILY
  4. The hunt is on
  5. Shock, horror, woman swears
  6. Rocker stages attic sit-in over mortgage row
  7. ‘Have your brightest summer yet’
  8. Extraordinary
  9. Half the world bleeds. Get over it
  10. SPECTACULAR
  11. Pretty in purple
  12. Free speech
  13. Dead convenient
  14. Fashion face-off
  15. The world’s highest tide
  16. Jack in Business
  17. Airport shops

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 22 Jan

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. Designed to be different
  2. Healthy
  3. R
  4. Crossword
  5. Mindy
  6. A picture of a suitcase and a travel bag, with the text: Leaving on a Jet Plane
  7. See it now
  8. Good
  9. Soap
  10. Victoria
  11. Bank Holiday Monday 4 May 2015
  12. Two Greedy Italians
  13. Together
  14. Meet the producers
  15. Weekend menu
  16. Service with a smile
  17. Hammond
  18. HELP
  19. Waitrose Weekend

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 15 Jan

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. Win!
  2. Travel cots
  3. BIKINI
  4. ‘I’d rather have no news than bad news, as we still have hope’
  5. 15 August SATURDAY
  6. Laying it on the line
  7. Big stories on the small screen
  8. It’s surprising how much sticks
  9. Beautiful hair
  10. ‘I have to believe Claudia is out there somewhere’
  11. Unruffled by data breach
  12. Surprise you today
  13. Fresh prints pull off this season’s boldest trend
  14. Over
  15. Cook with the kids

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 8 Jan

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. Notes on an archive
  2. Fantasy
  3. Pushed by war, pulled by hope on road north
  4. First, take an egg … and drop it in a kettle
  5. Three-ring circus of delights
  6. A perfect storm that is brewing in classrooms
  7. ‘Quite a lot to get into 80 minutes’
  8. Potter follows in footsteps of Hodgson
  9. A Freudian gift to the nation
  10. Postcards

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 1 Jan 2020

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. You Knead These!
  2. 3 Ale o’clock
  3. Adam
  4. Everyone’s an original
  5. #LOVE
  6. Dairy, wheat and worry
  7. Seven reasons to visit…
  8. SHADE
  9. Society
  10. ‘Purple can make peepers sparkle’
  11. Break your coffee habit
  12. 100% more enjoyment 30% more forests
  13. George
  14. Ferguson
  15. The graph of greatness
  16. ‘Being somewhere sunny increases the chance of conception’
  17. Funny Girls

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 25 Dec

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. Home truths
  2. ‘I try to put myself in the family’s shoes’
  3. The spice girls
  4. ‘End of the local bobby’
  5. Aesthetics with ethics
  6. Behaving like wild animals
  7. Get ready for a winter of driving discontent
  8. A tragedy that was swept under the carpet
  9. Growing old disgracefully