Sending out an SOS: The A to Z challenge!

A-Z Challenge: Writing based on the letters of the alphabet
A-Z Challenge

I was just moaning about how I need a kickstart, and I forgot that way back in February, I gave myself one for April! I am participating in the A to Z challenge.

As its chief organiser says:

The premise of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge is to post something on your blog every day in April except for Sundays.  In doing this you will have 26 blog posts–one for each letter of the alphabet.   Each day you will theme your post according to a letter of the alphabet.

You will only be limited by your own imagination in this challenge.  There is an unlimited universe of possibilities.  You can post essays, short pieces of fiction, poetry, recipes, travel sketches, or anything else you would like to write about.  You don’t have to be a writer to do this.  You can post photos, including samples of your own art or craftwork.    Everyone who blogs can post from A to Z.

At last count 776 bloggers had signed up, and I’m sure some of my small but delightful band of readers  are on the list as well. Go sign up if you like, it’ll be fun!

Now for the part where I need your help:

I thought it’d be fun if the words I used (based on the letters of the alphabet) came from someone other than me, because then they would be challenging writing prompts. I plan for some of the posts to be fiction, some short essays, others just plain old having-fun-nonsense.

So, please toss me a word in the comments. Any word that is your favorite, or that you think will be challenging for me to write on. If you’re a fellow A to Z blogger, please feel free to chip in if you feel like it!

I’d appreciate words beginning with all sorts of alphabets, and only in English. Other language words widely used by English speakers are okay too.

If you’re on twitter, you can tweet me the word @damyantig. Or mail it to me at meringue dot p at gmail dot com.

When I do a post on a particular word, I’ll link to the blogger who suggested that word, and why it grabbed me by the throat and made me write.

The challenge begins on April 1st, so this is an SOS!

I love comments, and I always visit back. Blogging is all about being a part of a community, and communities are about communication! Tweet me up @damyantig !

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  1. Ellen

    Great idea; I love it! What a great way to make new friends and inject different perspectives! Very clever~ Nice to meet you!

  2. suannah burke

    Popping in a little late, I am in the midst of writing a psychological thriller. So my suggestion would be the word Psychological…psychology.

    I think we all use it to varying degrees, to shape what will and will not appeal to our readers.
    If you find a…a moment would be good!
    pop in and take a look at my A-Z posts here:

    Thanks for your comment, and the prompt! I’ve visited your blog for the A-day..but I see you’ve moved on to C! I’m taking a break for posting on Sundays, because the rules allow it 🙂

  3. Kathy Matthews

    Hi, I just found you in the land of A-Z and wanted to say hello. Words? I’m posting photos. Lets see. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?

    Have a great weekend, and it is nice to meet you!

    Kathy M.

  4. Damyanti

    @Barbara, thanks for the suggestion…who knows maybe I’ll have a lot to write about the topic!

    @John They do sound very challenging, thankyou!

    @Talli, so nice to see you here! Yes, it’s gonna be fun!

    @mybabyjohn…that suggestion is….interesting! Thankyou 🙂

    @KarenG, F for Follower 🙂 I like that..! Thanks for the Follow 😀

  5. KarenG

    I’m visiting from the challenge. How about the letter f for follower, because I’m a new follower here. I look forward to your posts!


  6. Barbara

    I always wanted to ask a writer this, so maybe you can use it as a topic for a post.

    W – Writer’s block…. what happens when it…happens? What should/could you do to help yourself get out. is there anything? or does one just wait for it to pass…. ? Did it ever happen to you? Any best practices to perform?
    I thought it might be interesting to read about it from a writer’s point of view 🙂

    • Damyanti

      Thanks for organizing this, Lee, and we will cross the 900 mark for sure, even hit a 1000. Why not? 🙂 Would be tweeting #atozchallenge. I wish a lot of the bloggers would tweet their posts as well, so much easier to find them!

  7. Prem Rao

    Thanks for sharing. Here are a few prompts for you to consider; J=jealousy R=Resilience and S=Sun-kissed! That takes care of three days:)