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

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

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

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

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

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 14 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. Take five
  2. March 16th: Daniel Adediwura of Booth Meadow Court
  3. illustration of steam rising from a coffee cup (all black)
  4. Elbows: banging your elbow was a lucky sign in days past: perhaps because it touches your funny bone!
  5. cruise offer
  6. cartoon of Sceptics Society with a man and two trays of paper: one ‘in’ the other ‘doubt’
  7. March 9, Fernando Rey with photo / biography of the Spanish actor
  8. Libra – your personality makes you popular.
  9. Fortnum and Mason – Paradise Found
  10. NQ
  11. She’d/he’d turned the thing over…
  12. tips on success
  13. change

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 7 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. Zoos warned on safety
  2. She/he gripped the chair arms like…
  3. Virgo (Aug 24-Sep 23) Everyone seems to be taking potshots at you and you don’t deserve it.
  4. Your total level of student debt is a completely arbitrary number. What matters is how much you pay off.
  5. Hugh Mitchell, 55, Abington Grove, kept a vehicle that was not licensed; fined £200
  6. Farewells: famous names among the many who died in 1991. Five photos of: Claudio Arrau, Klaus Barbie, Ralph Bates, Paul Brickhill, Coral Browne
  7. Culture – museum will store Welsh recordings
  8. Thimble – some say this is the most powerful sign for luck and happiness. Perhaps this is why porcelain thimbles are souvenirs of places visited.
  9. silhouette of an aeroplane from above with ‘check in, chill out’
  10. Discount rivals

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 31 July

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. The guest house
  2. 43
  3. They were complete opposites…
  4. Gemini – a choice you have to make will have big consequences but you will have a good idea about what you intend to do.
  5. Cinnamon sticks – these beautiful objects are very lucky and will spread joy.
  6. I was keen for the doctor to be spiky
  7. 1992
  8. Jan 13, Johan Holst – with picture / bio of Norway’s foreign minister (of 10 months)
  9. Anniversaries: Friday 16 February 1894
  10. It’s frustrating if they come to class and they’re on their phones, shopping online or tweeting
  11. cartoon of a variety of objects, people and ships
  12. A VIP London spa break
  13. Coton
  14. Peter McCaffery, 27, of Hester Street, kept a vehicle that was not licensed; fined £400
  15. History – mystery behind the Google of 1865 left on a charity shop’s doorstep

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 24 July

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. Farewell, superjumbo, you will be missed
  2. ‘Teddy bear’ work at Sharpness
  3. Dec 21, Stella Adler with the photo/bio of the American actress
  4. Myrtle – if you are on the trail of love and beauty you will already have one of these plants growing in a pot. This is the way to urge the myrtle to bring you ongoing happiness.
  5. weakness
  6. 38
  7. elaborate framed illustration of two deer stags locking antlers over: United States of Freedom, guarded by innocence…
  8. Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 20: You and Gangnam-style pop star Psy (also Capricorn) may have been separated at birth.
  9. Denise Wheeler, 45, of Hawkins Close, Daventry, destroyed a telephone belonging to Northamptonshire Police; fined £80 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20.
  10. Retail: shopping centre opens its doors after 10-year wait
  11. As she/he pulled down the balaclava…

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 17 July

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. sound meditation
  2. only when I laugh
  3. Capricorn: someone is taking your constructive criticism too personally.
  4. hard work is the best road to the top, says Nathan
  5. Wassail bowl: At Yule, or modern Christmas, the Wassail bowl reminds us of the ancient tradition of carrying good cheer from home to home, to ensure a joyous twelve months ahead. Try reviving the custom with a punch bowl if you would attract happiness in each dawning year.
  6. United States: car dream turns into police nightmare
  7. tote bag with a cartoon pug and ‘pugs not drugs’
  8. photo of a crawling baby: some parents such a child’s dummy to clean it
  9. Abdullah’ı Bofil, 43, of Swale Drive, vehicle did not meet insurance requirements, fined £200
  10. It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise if we end up experimenting further perhaps with a youth league
  11. Feb 6, Joseph Cotten with photo of the actor.
  12. The stitching was perfect…
  13. designs for life