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Are you having as much fun with the alphabet as I am?
I've been preparing my A to Z posts and having a great time with it. I think I've come up with some fun A to Z posts for April and maybe some surprises. Since last year I'm sold on the idea of preparing posts ahead of time so I can do more visiting come April.
Alana Garrigues talked about the idea of preplanning in her A to Z guest post this past Monday. If you missed Alana's post, it's well worth your time to go back to visit it. She provides some excellent tips on how to tackle the Challenge and breaks things down into some easily digestible bits.
That's the way Alana operates. Visit her blog Writercize and you'll see what I mean. I had some fun with one her writing exercises the other day when with a tip of her hat to the A to Z Challenge she posed the following:
Write a 26 word glimpse of a story or poem in which each word begins with a different letter of the alphabet, in alphabetical order, from A through Z.
With my mind filled with thoughts about the A to Z Challenge, I offered this:
"A big challenge daunts everyone. Forget gentility. Have
intrepidation! Just keep laconic. Make notes or prepare quite
rigorously. Such tactics unleash victory. Winners--Xerox your
Alana suggested I put my attempt here which was exactly my idea as soon as I had finished writing it. See how much inspiration the alphabet can offer.
The biggest A to Z news this week was the announcement of the A to Z Video Challenge. If you like to make videos I encourage you to try this.
Contrary to some of the comments we received, making a video such as this doesn't have to require immense video making skill or many hours in creating a video. You can make a pretty decent video entry in an hour or even less. Try it--you might like it! And the more entries we get, the more fun prizes we'll come up with.
So there you go. Lot's happening in Alphabetland. The April Challenge sign-ups are now only a week away. Are you ready for the fun?