Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 28th 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 (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 we have an extra day tomorrow so, starting today, you could have a mahoosive 109,800 words (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…

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 21st 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 (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 we have an extra day in a couple of weeks so, starting today, you could have a mahoosive 109,800 words (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. Interview: We need new frontiers and cosmic dreams
  2. Tote bag: Let’s be honest
  3. In 10 days
  4. Device boosts opportunities
  5. Walking in the Auvergne
  6. Keep it surreal
  7. At first the idea felt really flimsy
  8. What’s on today?
  9. Everyone on board is clearly up to no good – they just don’t want to be found out
  10. by Sister Agatha
  11. Ask the experts
  12. Circle of Deceit
  13. remarkable but we need your help

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 14th Feb

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week.  Yes, folks. These sheets will be Fridays only from now on. Sorry about that but my writing’s taking over and I hope to have news about that in between these posts and 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 we have an extra day in a couple of weeks so, starting today, you could have a mahoosive 109,800 words (or more) by Valentine’s Day 2021!

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. Turning the tables
  2. The Great British Escape
  3. Tickets please!
  4. winning again
  5. When the oil deal runs dry…
  6. By the final reel, Molly has been turned into a Joan of Arc-like martyr
  7. the pitfalls of our job
  8. Donald
  9. Farmcote, Shropshire: My favourite view shows nature’s free harvest, the blackberry in the foreground and the result of a farmer’s hard work at the end of the growing season.’ Ken Slater, Wombourne, West Midlands
  10. Picture of a girl in a stripy top cycling over the bottom half of a globe above her a banner: Von Berlin in die Welt.
  11. Military: First World War wreck found: The site where a First World War warship is believed to have been sunk by a mine has been located close to Orkney’s Old Man of Hoy.
  12. Resident doctor embarrassed by latest body of work

Random prompts sheet – Wed 12th Feb

Hello. Here are your prompts for today. They 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. Medical A-Z This week
  2. Story prompt: it was like she’d/he’d led a double life…
  3. Picture of a grand dolls house
  4. Chris Moss of Scribers Drive, Upton kept a vehicle which was unlicensed on a public road, fined £400, ordered to pay vehicle excise back duty of £45.84, costs £90.
  5. Picture of an elderly male surgeon in his scrubs with his hands clasped.
  6. The List: Are you on the money? Good manners are said to cost nothing but the etiquette of money is such a greyer area.
  7. Russia: Musk praises teen for ‘driving backwards’. A Russian teenager who refitted his car to drive it backwards has been praised by Elon Musk, the head of the Tesla car company.
  8. There are younger guys coming through. It’s time to sit back with a beer to watch it and not just get bashed up.
  9. United States: Final of ‘American Crufts’ turns into a dog’s dinner.
  10. Picture of Tate Modern building.
  11. in our brains when we gamble
  12. 64 Grand Slam titles.

Random prompts sheet – Tue 11 Feb

Hello. Here are your prompts for today. They 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. Nicer than winning
  2. The isn’t the first time the Trust has discovered a masterpiece: Gainsborough at Wallington, Northumberland
  3. Proud Creative
  4. illustration of scissors and a whisk
  5. Stuart Minnikin, a fly-fishing guide, with a brown trout caught in Eastburn Beck, a tributary of the river Aire (with a picture of Stuart)
  6. Welcome to the frontline in a war over Welsh words
  7. His photographs captured life’s fleeting moments – a theme he explored
  8. Sweet route to nowhere
  9. 20% off
  10. Peace and love will rule in this dream
  11. In the Navy
  12. Lawrence Tokam, aged 35, of Oat Hill Drive
  13. Black tote bag: Introduction