The Big Reveal: Theme for My #atozchallenge

Mina Lobo and David Macaulay have come up with The Big Reveal bloghop to celebrate the mother of all bloghops, the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge, and as a co-host of said challenge, I’m thrilled to take part.

This bloghop is for participants in the challenge, and if you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for? This Challenge will change your blog for the better, for all years to come. I should know, because that is what the A to Z Challenge did for this blog and Daily (w)rite.

As readers of this blog will tell you, I’m not a prolific blogger, and not that great at commenting either. Apart from the fact that our blogging community is very generous, the fact that I have blog-friends who visit both this blog and Daily (w)rite is due to the A to Z Challenge, and the awesome people I got to know through it.

Which is why, I’m happy to have the opportunity to announce my theme for this year: Self-examination in Writing.

I have a very long way to go as an author, and I believe the deeper I look inside, the closer I’ll get to who I am, as a writer, and as a human being. So, for April, this blog will go inwards. I’ll be wordless , and in silence, let wisdom come to me. I’ll respond to comments, but only in the spirit of encouraging discussion, not adding to it.

 I’ll be sharing short phrases I have jotted down over the years, some from Lao Tzu, others from places I don’t remember. These might interest not just writers but folks from all walks of life. I’ll also add a picture of what I think best represents that phrase.

 I’ll invite the audience to share their interpretation of the phrase. They’ll become my teachers, and in that way I hope to learn and grow.

Are you participating in the A to Z Challenge this year? Why or Why not? If you are, what is Your #atozchallenge theme ?

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  1. KRITI

    I'm participating for the first time…seriously don't have much clue…!
    Would require much determination…but seems like it is going to be huge fun!
    All luck 🙂

  2. Damyanti

    Thanks everyone for your comments! I've been traveling, so haven't been able to reply to all the comments. I plan to visit each of you back very soon 🙂

  3. ficticiousamo

    I was going to go 'themeless' but have decided to use the challenge to share more of my first ever fictional character @lizzyredmond.
    But she's going to speak for herself during April 🙂

  4. Saru Singhal

    It's an amazing theme and my friend added me on this fb group called A2Zers. I don't do it for lack of time. Also, I'm not that creative 🙁

  5. Lynn Proctor

    omgosh–do i have to have a theme—-last year i found it sorta exhilarating to come up each day off the cuff with topics—ahemmm it seems i am missing the mark haha—but loving your theme!!!!

  6. Elise Fallson

    I think every writer should do a little self-introspection. I'm sure you are going to learn a lot during the challenge. Thanks for sharing this process with us because I'm sure other writers will learn from it too. Great theme. (:

  7. Cynthia

    Good luck with A to Z! I think writing is a great way for us writers to examine who we are and to work through some of the stuff we'd normally keep bottled up inside.

  8. elizabethwatgibson

    Introspection is something all great authors do. By that I mean, they know what their pain is, where it comes from and also their joys. Then they use it to write with passion and from the heart. So, my hats off to you and will look forward to reading your posts.

  9. klahanie

    Indeed, my human friend. Self-examination in your writing. This, I'm sure will prove cathartic and therapeutic. I wish you and all those involved with the alphabet challenge, much fulfilment and interaction.

    My human and I do not participate. We do not like to commit our blog to being tied up for a month with this challenge. And sadly, perhaps cynically, we've seen a number of folks who, we believe, join in for the wrong reasons. They blatantly self-promote and are only interested in accumulating followers. We find that sad when the true ethos is about positive interaction within a sharing, caring blogging community.

    All the best,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! 🙂

  10. Luana Krause

    Looking forward to being inspired! Will definitely be checking in during the challenge to see your posts! This will be my second year doing the challenge. My blog is about movies so for the challenge I will be featuring memorable movie props from A to Z.

  11. Al Diaz

    I think this is a very interesting theme. Self-examination is always very enlightening. I'll mark it in my schedule. 🙂

  12. L.G. Smith

    Looking forward to the posts! I've done the A to Z the last two years, but decided I better not participate this year. I gotta get my novel finished, so I'm going to take off the month of April. I'll still be checking in on what everyone else wrote though. 🙂

  13. Charity Bradford

    This should be interesting! Thanks for co-hosting by the way. That seems like a huge task.

    I'm participating for the first time and will be covering topics related to my debut novel <a href="; The Magic Wakes</a>. I've been writing and scheduling and am up to the letter Q. I'm hoping to comment during the month and not write the posts–I'm bad about commenting normally too. 🙂