Alpha Season X – Alphaday 7 Bulletin

Hi All, Welcome to Alphaday 7. Isn’t it strange that we’ve already worked our way through one half of Season X? Six Alphadays either side of today and five out of ten challenges dusted off so far… There are suitable clichés for the occasion: ‘Time flies’ (very banal), ‘Time and tide wait for no man’…

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…