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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…

Alphaday 10 – Season XIII

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 10, Season XIII. This is our last Alphaday with a full agenda before we start closing down for the season. The one item that won’t be there next time is, of course, the challenge. We’ll get the brief for Ch.10 today and – oh, horror! – there won’t be another…

Alphaday 9 – Season XIII

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 9; another writerly get-together of Alphas with the opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics that matter to us because we’re writers. I suppose we all know that switched-off look in the eyes of our dear friends and relations if we get carried away about our latest magnum opus…

Alphaday 8 – Season XIII

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 8. We’re trundling along the well-worn track from where sparks every now and then splutter out to spur us into action with our writing. Today we’re sending out another bouquet of Alpha stimuli prepared by Alphas for our benefit and enjoyment. We are, of course, grateful for everybody’s cooperation in…

Alphaday 7 – Season XIII

  Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 7. We’re now exactly half way through Season XIII with six Alphadays on either side of this one, and five of our ten challenges dusted off. In other words: we’re at the summit of this season. That, to my mind, is a very desirable place to be, whether we’re…

Alphaday 6 – Season XIII

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 6, the first Alphaday of 2017. Let me wish you all an excellent Writerly New Year. May inspired writing flow freely from your fingertips and lead you straight down the road to success. We love to follow everybody’s progress, and we haven’t the slightest doubt that we’ll see many Alpha…

Alphaday 5 – Season XIII

Alpha Bulletin 5, Season XIII. Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 5, the last Alphaday of 2016. It’s that time of year when there’s too much clamouring for attention, and we Alphas try to sneak off for the more important things every now and then… like keeping up with our writing and getting ready for the…

Alphaday 4 – Season XIII

Alpha Bulletin 4, Season XIII. Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 4. I hope you’re enjoying the richness and diversity of Alpha activities. There’s a lot to keep up with and we rely on our members to make it interesting and stimulating – as they never fail to do. Our special tasks team has been busy…

Alphaday 3, Season XIII

Alpha Bulletin 3, Season XIII. Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 3. I’m pleased to announce that we’ve now got the Alpha machinery in full swing and every part of it is running ever so smoothly. This time you’ll be treated to the full Alpha agenda provided by our inspired and efficient editorial team, our columnists…

Alphaday 2, Season XIII

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 2 of our 13th season. The build-up is going well and by next Alphaday we’ll be in full flow. The Alpha team in charge of our special niches have been busy and I expect you’ll find plenty of writerly inspiration and stimulation in the following Alphaday 2 agenda: This bulletin…