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Alphaday 12, Season XII

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 12. The season is still in full swing as the lively conversations following the phobia challenge and other events last Alphaday clearly show. I’m probably repeating myself when I say that while our common focus is our interest in writing, as individuals we’re such a varied bunch that our opinions…

Alphaday 11 Season XII

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 11. With only two more Alphadays left this season – three if you count this one – we now are heading towards the end of Season XII. So make the most of what’s on offer today. There’s plenty there for you to enjoy. The only missing item is the challenge…

Alphaday 10 – Season XII

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 10. I hope you’ll make the most of it as this is the last one this season with a full agenda. There are three more Alphadays left: partly to wind up to the grand finale – and partly to wind down towards the well-deserved rest we get after a season…

Alphaday 9 – Season XII

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 9. Here in the northern hemisphere the creative juices of spring are definitely stirring and nature is busy and full of promise (although sometimes hiding these virtues behind stormy clouds). It’s quite a contagious feeling and I hope we all catch it – including those of you outside its range.…

Alphaday 8 – Season XII

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 8. Perhaps the pleasant distraction of an Alphaday packed full of the goodies we writers appreciate and need, will cheer us up like a ray of sunshine in this bleak month of February. I know some of you are lucky enough not to suffer from the dull weight of this…

Alphaday 7 – Season XII

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 7. Is this the culminating point of the season? With 6 Alphadays either side of us and the gradual build-up of activities from the beginning mirrored by the trailing off at the end, I suppose it could be. It depends how you draw the graph. I prefer to see it…

Alphaday 6 – Season XII

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 6, Season XII. Welcome also into 2016. I’m sure your New Year’s resolutions are showing no signs of cracking so far, and I expect one of them is to achieve that writing goal which is dear to you, while another is to take a lively part in all Alpha activities.…

Alphaday 5 – Season XII

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 5, Season XII, the last one in 2015. I hope you’ve enjoyed this last part of 2015 and first part of Season V as much as I have. We’ve worked hard, we’ve played hard … and in the process we’ve touched on so many different topics that have stimulated our…

Alphaday 4 – Season XII

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 4, Season XII. We’ve had a busy three-week interlude now that all our activities are up and running. I hope you’re looking forward to continuing at this breathtaking pace for the rest of the season. I’m sure it’ll be filled with useful exchanges on a variety of topics – all…

Alphaday 3 – Season XII

  Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 3, Season XII. It always takes a while to hoist all the Alpha sails and get the entire crew into position at their stations, ready to take off towards new horizons. We’ve had a very favourable wind so far and we’re already cruising along at full speed. In other…

Alphaday 2 – Season XII

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 2. The season is beginning to take shape, and although there are still details to be added before the full picture emerges, I’m sure you’ll agree that the ‘blank page’ I mentioned on our first Alphaday is now showing signs of developing into a busy scenario that will make us…

Alphaday 1 – Season XII

Hi Alphas, This is the moment we’ve been looking forward to. With a hint of a solemn ritual involving virtual tape-cutting while you all stand around expectantly, I hereby declare Alpha Season XII open, and welcome you all to join in the varied programme of writerly pursuits that we hope will stimulate you into exploring…

Alphaday 13 – Season XI

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 13 – the final Alphaday of Season XI. Let’s celebrate the great achievements of this season, starting with the wealth of outstanding writing that we have shared through the various channels of Alpha activities. We’ll celebrate the fact that we’re together and enjoying our common interest in writing and all…

Alphaday 12 – Season XI

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 12, Season XI. This is the penultimate Alphaday of the season; do make the most of it. The last Alphaday is in only two weeks’ time, 28th May. By then we’ll have done a good job of summing up praise and criticism of this season and we’ll already be waiting…

Alphaday 11 – Season XI

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 11, Season XI… nice, neat numbers in Arabic and Latin! We’re definitely trailing off now with only two more Alphadays this season: 14th May and 28th May. Please take note. There may be matters you want to discuss while we’re still all mobilised. Now is a good time to have…

Alphaday 9 – Season XI

Hello Alphas,   Welcome to Alphaday 9 of Season XI. We’re still in full stride with plenty to keep us occupied between one Alphaday and the next. And that’s on top of whatever else ‘life generally’ may throw at us in our unguarded moments or during the regular routine. It all adds up, and Alpha…

Alphaday 8 – Season XI

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 8, Season XI. Business as usual. In other words there’s plenty to keep us scribbling away as we join in the familiar routine of Alpha activities. On the surface today’s agenda may look very similar to last Alphaday’s, but, as you probably know, appearances can be deceptive and there’s a…

Alphaday 7 – Season XI

Hi Alphas,   Welcome to Alphaday 7, Season XI. This is the halfway mark of the season. We’ve had 6 Alphadays before today, and there are 6 to follow. How does that feel? I hope you’re enjoying the season in full flow. I certainly am and today’s menu is full of tasty treats carefully prepared…

Alphaday 6 Season XI

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 6, the first Alphaday of 2015 and the very best Alphaday of the year so far. I’m imitating the weatherman here, who, on the evening of the 1st of January, proclaimed that day to have been the warmest day of the year so far. Of course these first days of…

Alphaday 5 – Season XI

Hi Alphas, Welcome to Alphaday 5, Season XI, and what a busy day this is promising to be! I’ll leave the seasonal greetings for a bit. This is our last Alphaday in 2014, and the festive season is looming, but I’m sure we’ve got plenty to share and things to discuss before we switch off…