Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 23rd Oct

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. Final fairwell
  2. DNA: the next data scandal?
  3. 24 – the boss: Jo Gordon is running the shows (with photograph of blonde woman with glasses with her hands wrapped around a mug)
  4. the little guide
  5. diary at a glance
  6. your perfect conference venue!
  7. essential
  8. no goodnight Vienna from him!
  9. miniature shops with architecture above
  10. Day 9 Tobermory, Isle of Mull with photograph / Day 10 Ends Greenock
  11. “I’m bored, rich and hot. Let’s go to LA,” he said.
  12. droning on

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 16th Oct

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. miniature shops with intricate architecture above them
  2. genius that was Dali
  3. discovering you are not who you thought you were
  4. booking information
  5. for radio training, contact Shelly
  6. Paul Farrell
  7. vintage retreat
  8. Melrose and Abbotsford
  9. Science – dinosaur ‘will fill in the evolutionary gaps’
  10. glow
  11. Smalling takes the road less travelled
  12. alien species hitch a ride on wave of plastic waste
  13. 16 – The Saint – Thomas Becket in Semilong with stained glass picture
  14. It happened this week

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 9th Oct

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. on the bright side of death
  2. miniature of an Odeon cinema and Emporium Arcade
  3. cartoon of two potatoes outside ‘Jacket Potatoes’ Club’ – I didn’t realise it was a formal do.
  4. It’s something I can still do as well as when I was young
  5. you have to suss the secret rules
  6. culture
  7. quote of the day: “resentment is anger directed at others – at what they did or did not do”, Peter McWilliams
  8. Czech Republic: the main day of love is 1 May when lovers are said to kiss under cherry trees for happiness and good health.
  9. As long as you are in prison, you get meals and a room
  10. suffering in silence
  11. the fat exploder

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 2nd Oct

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. photograph of wide desolate landscape: Smaitholm Tower near Kelso, From Coldstream to Melrose
  2. What a cute salute from a little recruit!
  3. Aaron Fagan Cooper, 21, of Colwyn Road, driving without insurance fined £600.
  4. Style
  5. cartoon of a doctor telling Humpty Dumpty (egg), “If I were you, I would stop living life on the edge.”
  6. July 23, Arletty, biography of the actress
  7. Taurus – take a moment to celebrate a special achievement
  8. People – handbag returned, 64 years after prom
  9. Boys banned from netball tournament
  10. Air CDRE Mahmood Khalid
  11. health and beauty edit
  12. United States – got the hump? police nab runaway camels
  13. gorgeous Namibia

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 25 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. A taste of cooking at River Cottage
  2. cartoon of a couple at a restaurant with grass growing out of their mouths – the waiter’s saying, “Sorry to keep you both waiting”
  3. Aug 12, John Cage with photo / biography of the American composer
  4. Sometimes you want just to be individual. You want to forget that you are a mother and wife. You just want to be yourself.
  5. Vice.
  6. Slovenia – stolen sandwich costs MP his job
  7. Try the trend
  8. January 23, 1989
  9. itravel
  10. United States: man faces charges after wife dies in hot tub

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