Alphaday bulletins

Season XVIII – Alphaday 1

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 1, season XVIII. It’s great to start a new season, and we must be doing something right to have reached our 18th season and still be going strong – or rather going from strength to strength. We’re a group of keen and brilliant writers, and we pool our ideas together…

Season XVII – Alphaday 13

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 13, Season XVII. We’re now coming to the end of this enjoyable and productive season. I think we’re a brilliant group of writers with a motley variety of talents that bounce off each other and produce sparks that kindle new creative ventures to everyone’s benefit. Our next Alphaday is scheduled…

Season XV11 – Alphaday 12

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 12, Season XVII. If you check your Alpha calendar you’ll see that we’ve only got two more Alphadays left this season after this one. There’s a lot to be done before we can wrap up the season and go off on our annual break before we start on Season XVIII…

Season XVII – Alphaday 11

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 11, Season XVII. We’ve still got a full menu for you to enjoy. Then we’ll close down the various departments and prepare for our annual break while getting ready for Season XVIII. We’ll have our annual survey where you can let us know how you’d run this group if you…

Season XV11 – Alphaday 10

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 10, Season XVII. We’re still going at full Alpha speed with the usual Alpha treats ready to pop into your inboxes to provide you with inspiration and motivate you to put your best foot forward. We have, however, now reached the point where this season begins to trail off. The…

Season XV11 – Alphaday 9

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 9, Season XVII. Here we are again, cooped up safely in our Alpha bubble where we can enjoy our creative adventures – until we need to take notice of the external world and its many dangers … and pleasures. It’s definitely therapeutic to focus on writerly activities, and this being…

Season XVII – Alphaday 8

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 8, Season XVII. Our 3-weekly meetings are a much appreciated opportunity to focus on all writerly matters and let ourselves be absorbed by our shared interest while so many other aspects of our everyday lives have been put on hold until goodness knows when. We can communicate freely from one…

Season XVII – Alphaday 7

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 7, Season XVII. This Alphaday is the halfway mark through this 17th Alpha season. It’s a good season, I think, with everybody fully involved in our shared passion for everything writerly. We left the old year last Alphaday, and we’re entering a new year this Alphaday with every intention of…

Season XVII – Alphaday 6

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 6, Season XVII. We’ve put in a lot of excellent work so far this season and that’s when Christmas comes in handy with a well-deserved break and the opportunity for us to replenish our writerly energies so that we can embark on The New 2021 Year with fresh enthusiasm.   …

Season XV11 – Alphaday 5

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 5, Season XVII. The Alpha season continues with every one of us putting in something special for us all to share. Do we get a sense of achievement from working together to provide a worthwhile writerly experience in the course of the season? I think we do. The proof is…

Season XV11 – Alphaday 4

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 4, Season XVII. We’re lucky to have a dynamic group of Alphas who’re keen to make the most of the activities we propose, and who contribute a stimulating array of writerly goodies for us all to share. Perhaps we appreciate our Alphaday helpings of writerly topics even more in these…

Season XVII – Alphaday 3

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 3, Season XVII. You’ll be pleased to know that we’ve now got all systems up and running and there’s no stopping the rollercoaster ride. We’ll try our best to keep up with the powerful momentum of Alphas throwing themselves into the full flow of writing, critiquing, discussing – and when…

Season XVII – Alphaday 2

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 2, Season XVII. We’re moving on into the season and gradually winding up the machinery until we reach full power. It isn’t far off; already next Alphaday our agenda will be complete with everything we’ve come to expect dished up lavishly for all to enjoy. For today we’ll be satisfied…

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,…