The Blogging A – Z April Challenge and what I’m using it for.

Posted: February 13, 2015 in blogging
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So you remember how I mentioned my interest in D & D and was probably going to use it to work up a fantasy story.

Well, I think I’ve got another tool to use.

I came across The Blogging from A – Z April Challenge. You blog every day, excepting Sundays, about subjects that start with each sequential letter of the alphabet.

Some use a theme for the whole month and I was leaning toward doing that. But could not think of what theme I would be interested in that would cover all 26 letters.

And then today it hit me. Someone had done a theme in the past of fictional characters and I thought about using that. Then the idea formed to do elements of that fantasy idea.

Now, the fun part is I have no ideas about plot or world type or anything. Not beyond the anti-hero aspect I mentioned.  So these entries will be highly cliche and derivative of fantasies I’ve enjoyed (Dragonlance and Drizzt Do’Urden to name a couple).

It will be done in broad stokes and who knows how much Mary Sue. But it’s a start to getting ideas down and workable.

Fingers crossed.

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  1. jazzfeathers says:

    Hi 🙂

    I found your blog on the A to Z Challenge site. I’m doing the challange for the first time and I’m a bit scared because I feel like there’s so much to do and so little time for doing it.

    I think I’ll go for Roating Twenties as a theme, since I’m writing a story set in Roaring Twenties Chicago.

    Let’s see.

    Good luck with your theme 🙂

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    • Veronica Martinez says:

      I know. I think I’m going to try and do some blogs ahead of time and see if I can schedule posting them.

      The Roaring Twenties sounds like a great theme. The visual of that got me wondering if there’s a way to rope my Pinterst account into this.

      And there are always the Sundays to catch up.

      Good luck.

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  2. RZT says:

    Passing from the A to Z . . . I have done many A to Z’s and it does make sense to be well prepared in advance or it can just become a bit too pressured and is no longer fun. Good Luck with your ideas

    Rob Z Tobor

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  3. So glad to see you’re part of A to Z this year. Your theme sounds interesting. I’ve read all of Drizzt books. I liked the early ones better.

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    • Veronica Martinez says:

      I’ve only read the first two and started the third long ago. A friend of mine actually met R.A. Salvatore and I believe has all of them so can borrow from her.

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  4. Djinnia says:

    Just stopping by from the A to Z list.

    This is my second A to Z. And the first was an adventure. I wrote a 14k story that had words from dictionary.com’s. Word of the day in it. Let’s say I didn’t realize the challenge until it happened, but I finished it.

    This year shouldn’t be as stressful.

    So I hope to see you there and have fun. Good luck.

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