Saturday, March 31, 2012

Count Down to Blogging From A to Z Challenge April 2012


Arlee Bird’s A to Z Blogging Challenge is a stimulating, month of April dare for bloggers who want to challenge themselves to write twenty-six blog posts, one for each letter of the alphabet. Because I write, read, and breathe mystery novels, as a nod to this widely-encompassing genre, my theme for the challenge is:


So many of the alphabet letters offer obvious choices (a for autopsy; b for ballistics; c for crime; d for dagger) that I double-challenged myself to skip the more evident of choices for each letter and discover words, topics, names, or locations that require a bit more original thought (almost as though I were creating titles for Sue Grafton’s mystery novels.)

The second half of my double-challenge was to confine my blog posts to:

Exactly 200 Words Each

As of 10:08 a.m. March 23, eleven hundred seventy-eight people have signed up for this alphabet tour, and time will not permit anyone to read every post. My shorter posts should help to keep everyone moving along.

While #posts of 140 @characters might be a bit too challenging to write, I plan to visit all the blogs of tweeters who use the hashtag #atozchallenge.


  1. I'll be looking forward to your posts, especially as I'm just getting into crime writing :-)

  2. This is a lovely idea---I'm going to try and limit the word count of my stories too :)

    Thanks for the prompts!

    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  3. Nice Post :D I came across your blog via the A-Z Challenge and I now follow your blog. You can check mine out at

    Thanks and good luck with A-Z :)


  4. Thanks for visiting, Sarah, Damyanti, and Yadin.
    Sarah, I like your anniversary post!
    Damyanti, you're welcome for the prompt. Even if you don't use the gecko, I received some fun comments on Facebook where I posted the picture!
    Yadin, I'm off to your blog now.


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