So you remember how I mentioned my interest in D & D and was probably going to use it to work up a fantasy story.
Well, I think I’ve got another tool to use.
I came across The Blogging from A – Z April Challenge. You blog every day, excepting Sundays, about subjects that start with each sequential letter of the alphabet.
Some use a theme for the whole month and I was leaning toward doing that. But could not think of what theme I would be interested in that would cover all 26 letters.
And then today it hit me. Someone had done a theme in the past of fictional characters and I thought about using that. Then the idea formed to do elements of that fantasy idea.
Now, the fun part is I have no ideas about plot or world type or anything. Not beyond the anti-hero aspect I mentioned. So these entries will be highly cliche and derivative of fantasies I’ve enjoyed (Dragonlance and Drizzt Do’Urden to name a couple).
It will be done in broad stokes and who knows how much Mary Sue. But it’s a start to getting ideas down and workable.
8 thoughts on “The Blogging A – Z April Challenge and what I’m using it for.”
I found your blog on the A to Z Challenge site. I’m doing the challange for the first time and I’m a bit scared because I feel like there’s so much to do and so little time for doing it.
I think I’ll go for Roating Twenties as a theme, since I’m writing a story set in Roaring Twenties Chicago.
Good luck with your theme 🙂
I know. I think I’m going to try and do some blogs ahead of time and see if I can schedule posting them.
The Roaring Twenties sounds like a great theme. The visual of that got me wondering if there’s a way to rope my Pinterst account into this.
And there are always the Sundays to catch up.
Passing from the A to Z . . . I have done many A to Z’s and it does make sense to be well prepared in advance or it can just become a bit too pressured and is no longer fun. Good Luck with your ideas
Rob Z Tobor
Thank you. It promises to be an experience, especially given the newness of my blog.
So glad to see you’re part of A to Z this year. Your theme sounds interesting. I’ve read all of Drizzt books. I liked the early ones better.
I’ve only read the first two and started the third long ago. A friend of mine actually met R.A. Salvatore and I believe has all of them so can borrow from her.
Just stopping by from the A to Z list.
This is my second A to Z. And the first was an adventure. I wrote a 14k story that had words from dictionary.com’s. Word of the day in it. Let’s say I didn’t realize the challenge until it happened, but I finished it.
This year shouldn’t be as stressful.
So I hope to see you there and have fun. Good luck.
Thanks! Though I think my theme might change. Good luck to you as well.