Alphaday bulletins

Season XVII – Alphaday 1

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 1 Season XVII. It is that time of year – the beginning of September – and tradition has it that we start yet another Alpha season. This one is our 17th which is not a bad age for a writing group. We have matured over the years and developed a…

Season XVI – Alphaday 13

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 13, Season XVI, our last regular Alphaday this season. We’ll have another meeting in a fortnight to sum up our achievements and our faults – as is our wont before the season closes down. I’ve put together the list of questions that I’d like you to answer and we’ll discuss…

Season XVI – Alphaday 12

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 12, Season XVI.  We’re nearing the end of the season and in these strange times when Covid-19 causes upheaval in everyone’s lives we will no doubt appreciate the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the writerly world of Alpha. Today’s agenda may be reduced, but there’s still an abundance of writerly…

Season XVI -Alphaday 11

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 11, Season XVI. We’ve enjoyed many inspirational writerly experiences this season and there’s still plenty to come over the next, final, three Alphadays. This is our last full Alphaday with all the usual treats on the agenda before we gradually close down for our annual rest from Alpha tasks. This…

Season XVI – Alphaday 10

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 10, Season XVI. Make the most of it, Alphas, as we’re nearing the point where we’ll be counting the various ‘last events’ of the season. We’re still going strong and enjoying the usual stimulating input prepared by our team and supported by contributions from the rest of us. This Alphaday’s…

Season XVI – Alphaday 9

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 9, Season XVI. We’re making progress. I mean, we’re progressing, and surely that’s the same thing. We’re moving ahead further into the season and taking in as many useful lessons in the process as present themselves. ‘Lessons’, of course, happen by chance as we dip into the various Alphaday offerings.…

Season XVI – Alphaday 8

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 8, Season XVI. We have just – nonchalantly – passed the halfway mark and there’s no sign of exhaustion as we prepare to complete the course. Far from it – and why should there be? The more Alpha energy we put into each Alphaday, the brighter our combined talents shine,…

Season XVI – Alphaday 7

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 7, Season XVI: the first Alphaday of 2020. We’re now in the 3rd week of the 3rd decade of the 3rd millennium and I hope this auspicious convergence of the lucky number 3 will bring fulfilment of your hopes for the future on all levels. We’re picking up the Alpha…

Season XV1 – Alphaday 6

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 6, Season XVI. Our Alpha-rhythm is moving steadily with its powerful beat, sweeping us all along in the flow. Do we need a little break just now when we’re fully immersed in what’s going on and waiting impatiently for what follows? Well, we’ll have one anyway. There’s a time for…

Season XVI – Alphaday 5

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 5, Season XVI. We’re making good progress – through the Alpha Season for starters, and that implies nothing more than following the programme as set. The more vague ambition is that we’re also making good progress in absorbing something that will help our ability to assess and improve our personal…

Season XVI – Alphaday 4

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 4, Season XVI. We’re moving on with everything we’ve got – our routine rolling smoothly and covering a variety of writerly topics to keep us on our inspired toes. It’s your input that provides the material for our shared benefit. Today’s agenda is a feast of writerly goodies that might…

Season XVI – Alphaday 3

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 3, Season XVI. Our season is now in full swing after the gentle lead-up while we set everything in motion. It’s now up to you to make the most of it and join in all things writerly from the actual writing and feedback, to sharing your experiences and your background…

Season XVI – Alphaday 2

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 2, Season XVI. We’re still cranking up the Alpha machinery and we’ll have to wait till next Alphaday before we’re in full flow. We’ve started well and there was plenty to get us going in our opening session. Our trusted Alpha team has been busy preparing for Alphaday 2. Every…

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…