Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Annual Dilemma - #AtoZChallenge

It's that time of year again. Time to make a decision on whether I will participate in the annual April A to Z Challenge. I've done it several times, last year I did it based upon the travels we have taken [selections from my personal blog].

I had planned on taking at least a six month hiatus from writing, time to catch up on some reading (my Kindle is so full I can't download any new books!).

So why am I considering doing this again? Flash fiction - I loved writing it and I miss it. It was were I started my current writing journey and I feel a need to write more of it.

Now the challenge is to choose MY challenge. A theme isn't required but I find I do better with one. My first April A to Z Challenge was flash fiction. I used a theme of A to Z in 10 by 10 and all my stories are now published on Amazon under that title.

 BOOK: A to Z in 10 by 10

26 letters in the alphabet provide the start of 26 flash fiction stories. Each story was written based upon a word and a photo used for inspiration. That's the A to Z.
The 10 by 10 refers to the story length. Each story was written in no more than ten sentences but with a minimum of 100 words (10x10=100).
Some tell a sweet tale, some have unexpected twists, some leaving you wanting more and some, well that's up to you!
I don't think I want to be quite as restrictive this time but I do want to keep each story short. And how do I chose my words? Previously, I just wrote down the first word that came to mind and wrote a story using it. Last year it was all about the places we have traveled to and visited.

I'll have to think on this...open to suggestions, thoughts and ideas!


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