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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!

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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