Alphaday bulletins

Season XVI – Alpha Day 1

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 1 Season XVI. We’ve put a lot of Alpha seasons behind us, and we intend to add many more – and making them better every time. It is my privilege to set the Alpha machinery in motion. I give it the initial push, and then – with the willing and…

Season XV – Alphaday 13

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 13, Season XV. Our annual break is coming up and this is our last formal Alphaday. There are only three items on the agenda but two of them concern the final flourish of this season and the planning of the forth-coming season. That should give you plenty to mull over.…

Season XV – Alphaday 12

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 12, Season XV. We may be winding down and working our way towards our well-deserved annual break in Alpha activities, but the operative word here is still ‘working’ and we have quite a few tasks lined up for you which I expect will appeal to your writerly instincts. Today’s agenda…

Season XV – Alphaday 11

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 11, Season XV. While I was doing my duty as your coordinator and busying myself coordinating the various items on today’s agenda, I caught myself committing a writerly faux-pas: the single word ‘last’ popped up more often than is compatible with a decent writing style. We’re approaching the end of…

Season XV – Alphaday 10

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 10, Season XV. We’re ready for another full Alphaday with all the writerly treats you’ve come to expect, and I’m confident you’ll enjoy every part of it. From now on, and until the end of this season, however, some of our items will appear for the last time until after…

Alphaday 9 – Season XV

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 9, Season XV. Moving on in full flow and ready for another influx of writerly goodies. I’ve said it before and I’ll repeat it because I believe our group’s true worth lies in this: we don’t teach – we learn. There’s so much to take in from such a varied…

Alphaday 8 – Season XV

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 8, Season XV. We continue our Alpha routine, which isn’t really a routine because there’s no sameness about it – quite the contrary. Every Alphaday is different with a fresh input from all our members that brings us new insights into what it is to be a writer and to…

Alphaday 7 – Season XV

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 7, Season XV. We’re already halfway through this season. This is not a culmination to be followed by a downward slope, though, far from it. We’ve reached the top, true, and we’ll stay up here for a while yet, within our tried and tested Alpha framework, and let our writing…

Alphaday 6 – Season XV

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 6 and to the year 2019 which is still uncharted waters with a wealth of opportunities waiting to be snapped up. I hope we’ll make the most of it and enjoy the pleasure of words that perform the desired tricks to perfection. With Alpha we’ll continue to share our passion…

Alphaday 5 – Season XV

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 5, Season XV. This is the last Alphaday of 2018 and I expect you’re ready for a mid-season break. In fact we’re only just over a third of the way through, but I think we’ve packed a lot into this first part. We’ve been treated to a wealth of varied…

Alphaday 4 – Season XV

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 4 Season XV. We’ve now settled comfortably into the full Alpha routine. ‘Comfortably’ is perhaps not the best word to describe the dynamic energy that drives us forward with everyone joining in, making Alphadays the trigger for a varied and stimulating amount of writerly activity. This Alphaday is no exception,…

Alphaday 3 – Season XV

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 3, Season XV. This is one of our favourite Alphadays: all the elements have been carefully assembled; the scene is set, the players are in place, performing and doubling up as audience. We’re ready for the first Alphaday with a full agenda. The season is now finally in full swing…

Season XV – Alphaday 2

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 2 Season XV. I think we’ve made a good start and are keen to join in the effort of striving towards our common goal: writing and how to make the most of our enjoyment of this noble art in all its varied hues. We’re still setting the wheels in motion…

Season XV – Alphaday 1

Welcome to Alphaday 1 Season XV. I hope you’ve enjoyed the three months since we last got together. I expect you’ve devoted much of your time to ‘life generally’, but no doubt you’ve been busy writing as well. I wonder when you last got together with somebody who took a real, writerly interest in your…

Season XIV – Alphaday 14

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 14, the last Alphaday of our 14th season. We’ve had a glorious season and we definitely deserve a break now. This doesn’t mean that we stop all communication between us; it simply means that there are no planned activities. We’ll start a full programme with all the writerly treats that…

Season XIV – Alphaday 13

Hi Alphas, This is our last “regular” Alphaday before we break up for our seasonal holiday. We do have another Alphaday in a fortnight which I’ve described in the Alpha calendar as “summing up & finishing”. In other words, it’s our end of season party and we’ll nominate the Season XIV Alpha Laureate (a well-kept…

Alphaday 12 – Season XIV

Welcome to Alphaday 12, Season XIV. There’s still plenty going on in our Alpha world and it doesn’t really feel as if the end of the season is as near as it is. Nevertheless, with only two more Alphadays to go before we’re off on our annual holiday (to get on with our exciting writing…

Season XIV – Alphaday 11

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 11 of Season XIV. We’re still in full flow and today’s agenda is complete with all the writerly treats that we’ve come to expect and enjoy. However, this is the last full menu of the season. Already next Alphaday there’ll be one item missing and from then on we’ll wind…

Season XIV – Alphaday 10

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 10 of this our 14th season. You’ve been doing your best to prepare our 3-weekly fix of writerly treats that will stimulate our creative juices into flowing freely. By pooling our diverse writings, sharing our critiques and bending our heads in unison over a new task we avoid the stereotyped…

Season XIV – Alphaday 9

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 9. We’ve put a lot of good, creative work into this Alpha season so far, and the idea is, of course, that this will stimulate your personal writing and make it flourish. I believe it does. You’ve all contributed to the selection of writerly treats that we’ve got lined up…