Tuesday, January 27, 2015

April A-Z Blog Challenge

Coming soon to a blog near you! At my blog, in April, you get a two-fer! Here’s a sample:

W is for Walk-on Characters

Ever write a story with walk-on characters? [That’s my W word on Day 23.]
Walk-ons shouldn’t be throwaway characters. Nor should they be extraneous. Each character in your story …

Story--W: Day 23
         Will you help? Please?” She sat next to his cooling body, picked up a lifeless hand, and looked up at her captor. “I don’t want to leave him like this.”
         She thought she caught a flicker of doubt in his eyes as he shifted them to the wagon behind her. …

Come back on Day 23 to read more. Better still, mark your calendar to start following me daily (except Sundays) in April. Each day you will get a two-fer! I’ll post a writing tip or tidbit for authors, and then I will post the next segment of a story broken into 26 pieces. Each day’s story segment will begin with that day’s letter of the alphabet. Doesn’t that sound like too much fun???

If you have a blog and haven’t signed up for the most fun Internet challenge ever, now is your chance! Visit the A-Z challenge site
and add your name to the hundreds of others. By April 1st, there will be thousands of us. I just signed up and am super excited for this year’s challenge to begin.

Two years ago I posted on “Romance Righter” about random words. Okay, I was just getting the hang of it. It got better.

Last year I posted on “Parsley, Sage, and Rosemary Time”. This January I was interviewed about my posts on food terms and techniques, and it was published on the A-Z blog site. Yay!

This year I am posting on my third blog, “Write Away”. Trying to share the love. Ya’ll come back in April. Of course, I’d love to have you visit me before that, too. On Tuesdays, I post a new piece. Check out my archives and add me to your blog visitation schedule! I have great fun here!


  1. Thanks for helping to get the word out there. I'm now following your blog!

    Tossing It Out

  2. Thanks, Arlee! I tweeted it from my three accounts, too. You'll see the @AprilA2Z hashtag. This is going to be even more fun to do than last year's theme! I'll follow you, too, #1!

  3. Hi there :-)
    I've signed up for the challange and this is my first year. I discovered it last year when it was nearly over, and I waited all year for the time to come, so to partecipate.
    And now that I've signed up... I'm freaking out! I feel like I'll never be ready for April.

    1. Yes, you will be ready, Sarah. 1) What's your theme? It's easier to keep going with a theme. 2) Brainstorm the words for each letter and list them (I usually have two or three so I have options). 3) Keep the posts short (I should follow my own advice--I just go on and on! lol). 4) Write in advance and schedule them for posting so you don't fall behind. Things always come up that interfere with posting, so plan for that. Does that help at all? What # are you so I can follow you?