Alphaday bulletins

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…

Season XIV – Alphaday 8

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 8, Season XIV. Our Alpha routine is rolling along nicely and I expect we all appreciate this regular immersion into our favourite escape from the drawn-out reality of grim February – into that which matters for us: our passion for all things writerly. It’s the diversity of what’s meant by…

Season XIV – Alphaday 7

Alpha Bulletin 7 Season XIV Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 7, Season XIV. This is the half-way point of the season and we’re in full flow with our regular activities and enjoying the contact with like-minded scribblers. Our personal writing is bound to benefit from the impetus provided by regular exposure to the writerly pleasures…

Season XIV – Alphaday 6

Welcome to Alphaday 6, Season XIV, the first in 2018. Happy New Year to you all! It seems rather a long time since our last get-together. I hope you enjoyed the break and made the most of it with seasonal fun and fruitful progress with your writing projects. The Alpha season is ready to continue…

Season XIV – Alphaday 5

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 5. This is our last Alphaday this year and – what’s more – once we’ve taken in all the goodies that have been prepared for us this Alphaday, we’ll be halfway through the season. And let me warn you! There’s so much on today’s menu that it’ll take a lot…

Season XIV – Alphaday 4

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 4 Season XIV. The Alpha routine is rolling along nicely with past, present and future writings clamouring for attention. There’s plenty to stimulate us into trying out new territories – or making progress along our chosen road and banishing fiends like procrastination and other stumbling blocks. That, for me, is…

Season XIV – Alphaday 3

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 3, Season XIV. We’ve now got the machinery fully geared up and purring away beautifully. By now you should all feel happily involved in writing, critiquing, assessing and comparing experiences and trying to work out what’s in it for you. If nothing else spurs you on, the mere fact of…

Alphaday 2 – Season XVI

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 2, Season XIV. I hope you’re all settling in and ready to tackle the next stages of this season. Starting up the Alpha machinery takes time, but we’ve made a start and there’s more to follow before we’re in full flow. In fact we’ve made an excellent start with every…

Alphaday 1 – Season XIV

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 1, Season XIV. Here’s to a new Alpha Season that we, as Alpha members, will give shape and substance to. We intend to make it the best Alpha season ever. What exactly we mean by this is somewhat unclear. But we know how to do it. We take a motley…

Alphaday 11 – Season XIII

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 11, Season XIII. We’re slowly winding down now and can begin to look back on a busy and eventful season with a focus on all things writerly. Did it live up to expectations? I’ll be asking for your feedback and overall impressions soon. As writers I believe we’re only too…