Alpha Season X – Alphaday Bulletin 6

Hi All, Happy New Year! I hope you’ve all got nicely out of 2013 and into 2014: A perfect, clean page for us to fill with all the good things in life; may it live up to expectations. We’ve had a long break over the holidays. Few people apart from Alphas have the privilege of…

Alpha Season X: Alphaday 5

Hello Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 5. The season gets busier and busier and very exciting as we try to keep up with it all. Here’s another Alphaday with a lot of treats coming your way which I hope, and believe, you’ll all enjoy. Outline of today’s menu: This bulletin from me as per usual The…

Dashes & ellipses

Out of the 15 challenge entries five were ‘clean’: In entries 3, 4, 10, 11 and 14 there’s no sign of dashes or ellipses. I wonder whether this is deliberate ‘purity’? Below are the lists of all the usages and abusages I found in the entries (1-12 for dashes and a-r for ellipses). I’ve referred…

Alpha Season X: Alphaday 3

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 3, Season X. This is the real thing. All the little wheels and cogs have been set in motion and the Alpha season’s machinery is purring contentedly like a well-oiled cat. Well done, Alphas. Every one of you has contributed something to the feast of writing treats that we’ll enjoy…

Alpha Season X: Alphaday 2

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 2, Season X. Every new season has its limbering up period and our muscles gradually get into full swing by the time we reach Alphaday 3. We’ve made a good start and today’s treats include the following: This bulletin from me The Log from Margie The collated entries for Challenge…