Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A to Z Blogging Challenge - Stuck?

I had posted on Facebook that I had all my words picked and inspiration photos saved. A good friend on Facebook posted that she was stuck and this was my reply to her. If you're stuck maybe this will work for you. Oh, and if you haven't signed up, it's still not too late.

First decide if you want a theme or not, something that speaks to YOU. Love dogs? Got kids or grandkids? Horror or science ficion your thing? Famous people? Sewing or quilting? The list is endless. My theme was picked after most of the words were done and was kicked off by my love of flash fiction.

Start a new text file and put the theme or just A to Z Challenge at the top.

Next, list the alphabet down one side. Open the file everyday, look at each letter and the first word that comes to mind, write it down next to that letter. Do this for as many letters as you can. It's okay to list multiple words. Do NOT think about what you are going to write. Just think of words - nouns, verbs, adjectives, names - it doesn't matter.

Once you have all or most of the letters filled, go back and chose the one word that speaks to you the most and delete the others. Do this every day and hopefully in a week or so you will have your list.

That said, don't be afraid to change a word right up until the day you publish the post. Remember, it's YOUR choice!


  1. I've been doing something similar... just writing down words I like. I figure by the time April gets here, I should have a good collection to pick from. :)

  2. Thanks for the A to Z prompt you dropped on my blog. I'll be using it and linking you.

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

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z


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