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Adverbially Challenged Volume 2

Profits From Book Sales are Donated to Charity

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I'm proud to present Adverbially Challenged Volume 2, the imaginatively-titled follow up to Adverbially Challenged Volume 1. Millions were spent on a think-tank to conceive the book's name. Money well spent in my opinion...

The book contains 100 adverb-saturated flash-fiction stories, written by 72 authors who submitted their glorious, adverbially-overloaded wordage to Mike’s Not-Entirely-Serious Wantonly-Rule-Breaking Adverb Writing Challenge.

Adverbially Challenged Volume 2

Adverbially Challenged Volume 2 - cover artwork by David Fielden

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Where to Buy Adverbially Challenged Volume 2

Adverbially Challenged Volume 2 is available from Amazon in print and Kindle eBook formats.

Proceeds from book sales will be donated to First Story, a UK charity that helps improve literacy in low-income communities. You can learn more about that in the 'about the anthology' section below.

Kindle Copies of the Anthology

Buy Kindle eBook copies of the book here.

The book can be found on all of Amazon's websites. You can find it by searching for the book by name or searching for the Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN):


You don't have to own a Kindle to read a Kindle-eBook version of the anthology. You can download a free Kindle app that works on most devices from Amazon's website.

Printed Copies of the Anthology

You can purchase printed paperback books here.

The ISBNs of the book are:

  • ISBN: 1544051344
  • ISBN-13: 978-1544051345

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About Adverbially Challenged Volume 2

Adverbially Challenged Volume 2 contains 100 adverbially-rich stories submitted to Mike’s Not-Entirely-Serious Wantonly-Rule-Breaking Adverb Writing Challenge.

The challenge is the brain-child of Mike Scott Thomson. He came up with the challenge while writing a post for my website.

Mike Scott Thomson and Christopher Fielden

Chris Fielden, trying to work out how to take a selfie, with Mike Scott Thomson, under the Humber Bridge near Hull

The adverb writing challenge opened in April 2016. Adverbially Challenged Volume 1 was released in November 2016. Adverbially Challenged Volume 2 was released in March 2017. At the time of writing, we've already received over 30 submissions for Volume 3.

At the time of its release, Adverbially Challenged Volume 2 is the second writing challenge anthology released. It's the first time we've trialled a book launch strategy. This is to help generate more sales, gaining exposure for the authors featured in the book and raising more money for charity.

We're planning to use launch strategies for all future anthologies, refining them as we learn what works best. You can learn more about the launch process here.

The Writers In The Anthology

All the writers in Adverbially Challenged Volume 2 submitted their stories to Mike's Adverb Challenge which is one of the many writing challenges run on my website.

The 72 authors of the 100 stories contained in the anthology are:

Adriane Kirkbright, Alex Wilson, Allen Ashley, Bartle Sawbridge, Betty Hattersley, Binyamin Bashir, Bryan Smith, Christopher Fielden, Daniel Prestwich, Deborah Price, Diane Caldwell, Ellena Restrick, Emma Mulvaney, Florence Caplin, Frances Leggatt, Glen Donaldson, Helen P Stephens, Helmine Kemp, J. Rosina Harlow, Jade Slee, Jamie Caddick, Jenny Gaitskell, Jerry Wilson, Joan Withington, John Galloway, John Notley, Joseph Hancock, Judith Wolfgang, June Lee, June Whitaker, Kate Mulvaney, Kate Vane, Kathryn Watson, Laura Besley, Laura May, Lesley Truchet, Lilian Indombera Musundi, Linda Tyler, Lorna Gillies, Lydia Stott, Maggie Davies, Margaret Edwards, Mark Johnson, Mark Rutterford, Mathijs Koenraadt, Mel Ciavucco, Melanie Rees, Meredith Schulhof, Merryn Byrne, Michael Rumsey, Mike Scott Thomson, Mumtaz Waliat, Namita Mukherjee, Nick Davis, Nige Street, Paul Phillips, Peter Collins, Rebecca Henderson, Richard L. Moriarty, Ros Byrne, S.B. Borgersen, Sandra Orellana, Sarah Aston, Sarah Wilde, Sheila Gray, Sophie Mulvaney, Stephanie Sybliss, Teddy Hester, Tracey Maitland, Valerie Griffin, Verity Hemp and Zaheer Babar.

How Book Sales Support Charity

For every book sold, £1 will be donated to First Story.

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You can learn about First Story on the about page on their website.

You can find out the details of how much money has been raised, how many authors have been published and many more interesting statistics on the main writing challenges page.

Future Anthologies

If you'd like to submit a story to the adverb writing challenge, you can do so here. Every story is published. Each time we receive 100 stories, we publish a book.

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Anthology Cover

David Fielden designed the cover for Adverbially Challenged Volume 2. Dave is my brother.

David Fielden and Christopher Fielden

Dave Fielden & Chris Fielden, preparing to go on stage and perform ROCK at Clevedon Tides Festival

Isn't he pretty? Yes. Yes he is.

So am I.

It runs in the family.

Adverbially Challenged Volume 2 Full Book Cover

Adverbially Challenged Volume 2, Entire Book Cover by David Fielden

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Rene A
Many of your adverbially challenged volumes will soon grab the attention of major publishing companies around the world that will soon follow your footsteps in publishing anthologies written by aspiring and published writers from all over the world.

Chris Fielden
Thanks for your positivity, Rene. Yes, let's hope the idea becomes infectious :-)

Rene A
You're welcome, Chris. I'm always positive and hopeful.

Because I am an optimist revivalist and, as an optimist revivalist, I would never ever give up hope. I'm always certain that I'm make the greatest differences to the world we all live in together.

Chris Fielden
Great stuff, thanks Rene :-)