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Thursday, March 27, 2014

An A-Z Story in A-Z Style: Inspiration for #atozchallenge

Today please welcome Michelle Wallace, one of Alex J. Cavanagh's minions, as our guest.  I ran across this post in my travels and thought it might inspire you, too.  Take it away, Michelle!

Some of you may remember it - I used it as a promo post for the 2012 challenge.
I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to resurrect it and share it again...

                               A to Z Story in A to Z Style  

Arlee the  
Brains behind this

Creative cool challenge;

Demanding, dazzling yet different;

Entertaining and energizing every blogger,

For a period of 26 days,

Get ready for the ultimate blogging challenge.

Hype yourself – get into the swing of things.

Infectious atmosphere, incredible feeling, impossible to put into words.

Jubilation, an upbeat spirit prevails and spreads throughout the blogosphere.

Keep in contact – re-connect with bloggy buddies from last years challenge.

Love affair of an entirely different nature (lovestruck and confused? click here)

Midway – made it… the halfway point – not that bad after all, is it?

Natural situation that novices need help along the way – experienced bloggers nurture nervous newbies

Oodles of oomph required – old bloggers maintain an optimistic outlook or others may opt out

Phew! Pressure's on… big time. Plod along at your own pace. Perseverance needed. Push yourself forward.

Quirky, quaint and for some the "quintessential letter of dread"  – may cause bloggers to quiver and quake.

Revitalisation, rejuvenation, re-energising and recharging of dying batteries may be required at this point – remember you're not alone…

System overload… out of sync… saturation point almost reached… senses spinning as you struggle to sustain the systematic flow.

Thank goodness… can see the end in sight. The turbulent, tumultuous, torturous journey almost over! Almost time to say - toodles.

Unbelievable – the undeniable atmosphere of unity! Lots of bloggers upbeat – also a sense of urgency as the last five letters loom.

Va-va-voom!  Versatility and variation is the name of the game as the bloggers prepare for the end – full of verve and vigour.

What do I say now? Words fail me… sending  well-wishes to all bloggers participating – if you made it this far, three more posts…

X stands for x-ceptional, x-otic, x-factor, x-files, xtreme, x-hale, x-rated, xerox – the letter that most bloggers have a hard time getting to grips with.

You know that I've run out of things to say. Yes, enough yada-yada and blah-blah-blah… you'll understand when you get to the Y-post in April.

Zis is zee end. No more left. Zip… zilch… zero… and there is no way that I'm gonna make 26 words for the Z-post… I tried.

Michelle blogs at Writer in Transit.  Be sure to pay her a visit!  It's always a good time over there.



  1. Delightful, Michelle! So glad you shared this again. :)

  2. Hi Michelle and Tina .. this is great .. and a fun read .. and the time is A for approaching ...

    I'll enjoy seeing you around .. cheers Hilary

  3. I always like to see someone really think about these things, so well done indeed. . . . . . .

    Rob Z Tobor

  4. Wow,

    Creativity indeed. Hmm, as Tuesday draws near, I am not backing up just because I love challenges.

    Thanks Team for all the work

  5. Michelle! I loved it when you first posted this! And love it now! Hugs! ♥

    Team Damyanti
    My April A to Z Challenge 2014 Theme Reveal #atozchallenge #atozreveal

  6. I ran across this...and as I visit YOU during the A-Z Challenge, I may find a blog post that we want on this blog. So blog your heart out! May has a pretty open schedule, and you may find yourself on it! I'm so looking forward to visiting as many of you as I can!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

  7. Love it! i am SO looking forward to the challenge!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  8. ohh how cool is that.. i am super excited for the challenge

    Tina from The Sunny Side of Life

  9. Corinne ~ I'm looking forward to your eclectic posts during the A to Z challenge!
    Hilary ~ fun is the keyword for my A to Z theme!
    Rob ~ thank you... I do remember you had an alliterative-styled theme of A to Z stories, I think they were fairytales...?
    Marie ~ you will have lots of fun during the challenge! Enjoy!
    Vidya ~ I'm imagining the hundreds of smiles I'll be collecting during the challenge *hugs*
    Tina ~ thank you for all the hard work you put in behind the scenes... you're a star!
    JoJo ~ thank you!
    Jenna ~ Awww... *husky hugz* that's soooo cute!
    Tina Basu ~ you will have a blast during the A to Z!

    Writer In Transit

  10. I'm down to the research on the last few letters and will be pushing to schedule as many as possible. Then, I can enjoy the visiting bustle. . .
    Nice poem to lull us into calmness, although the frantic comes out in the last few letters. See you at the A to Z.

  11. X is sure killing me! I'm sure I'll cheat all over it, as I am with several other letters, to force them into my theme and daily type of post.
    The Ninja Librarian

  12. Awww, Michelle, that sure put a smile on my face. Fun and free-spirited and frisky and zilch zero zee end. Thanks for the upbeat post.

  13. That took some work to do.

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  16. Thank you to everyone who stopped by.
    See you on the A to Z circuit!

  17. Michelle: that was just too much fun to read. A great way to kick of this year's challenge. I hope I can be as creative and make it all the way to Z!


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