Monday, 23 March 2015

The Great and Powerful Theme Reveal — A to Z Challenge


 Dearest All & Zundry,

As the clicky linky pic thing to the right of this post reveals, I am participating in another month-long blogging event during April. So far, 1150 bloggers have signed up to write for the 26 non-Sundays of April, with each day being represented by a letter of the alphabet.

Now, as regular visitors know, this blog is usually arbitrary bits-and-pieces cobbled deftly together. During April, however, I intend to follow the advice of previous participants and will endeavour fervently to conform to the goddamn hellish idea of writing to a theme. And today is theme reveal day.

Jostling keenly for contention have been literary, mischievous, noble and ordinary possibilities. Quite realistically, some topics I usually think very worthy of exploring, just didn’t lend themselves to being alphabetised. Or would have bored you guys up a drainpipe. So I zeroed in on the central concept.

Letters.

That’s what I’ll be writing: twenty-six letters of various types, to and from whomever I please. And each letter will be inspired by a letter.

You might find an apology to Adam from Eve,  a soldier’s note to Florence Nightingale, a hate letter from Baby Born to Barbie, an audit request of the Tooth Fairy, a love letter from Catherine to Heathcliff, or perhaps God's letter of resignation.  

Anything is pozzible.
All good things,
Wendy

ps: For an added degree of difficulty, I’m going to try  also to add an appropriate song. And where better to start than with Patti Smith asking you to come 'break all the rules' and ‘ride like writers ride’ in April Fool.


  

This post is here linked to the A–Z Theme Reveal Blogfest




41 comments:

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    1. ...you flatter me... again...
      ...but I hope April will be fun... PLEASE join in... The posts don't have to be long. The rules specify 100 words minimum.

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    2. My reply just disappeared on me so if another one appears that will be the reason. Short answer, yes I will be doing it and I hope i don't make a balls-up of it. If I can get some planning done over the next few days I should be OK.

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    3. K, got my theme sorted. Excited now. Will post it in the morning. I think there are 14 more hours to do it.

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    4. Can't wait.. BTW "Like Totally Retro" is doing 1985

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    5. Thanks, I just stopped by to say hello over there.

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  2. I loved the way you have revealed your theme, Wendy! I'll be around to read your letters from A to Z! Cheers :)
    AJ's wHooligan for the A to Z Challenge 2015

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    1. Thaks, Shilpa.. Hope you're not too emotional to cope!

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  3. You had me at the first red letter.
    ~Wendy at Jollett Etc.

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    1. Welcome fellow Wendy! It's going to be a fun month. Chocolate & a blogging fest... what's not to like!

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  4. So glad you stopped by Brandy's Bustlings, commented, and lead me back to your awesome blog! I love your writing style! I look forward to reading your letter inspired letters! (Don't you just love the English language...most days :P)

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    1. lol... most days indeed... sometimes I think I'm speaking Martian...

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  5. I can't wait!! :) looks like a wild romp to me! :D tm

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    1. Yep... hang on to your hats... or your mixed media as the case may be

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  6. Wendy,I am speechless with admiration! Fantastic post! I cannot wait to see your letters on the challenge! You bloody rock!

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    1. Are you kidding??... this from she who blogs in every waking moment not already occupied by work, family and an untrustworthy yellow car!

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  7. Letters!! Sounds Interesting... Looking forward!

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    1. Thanks... sometimes the obvious can be inspiring

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  8. What fun! This is Anna stopping by from the A to Z Challenge - Pam's Minions group. Love the letters idea, totally brilliant and can't wait to read!

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    1. Thanks, gotta love a visiting Minion... especially one with a penchant foe handbags. Welcome,

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  9. This should be awesome. I can't wait to read the letters and see where you go with them. Great job with the opener too!

    Bushman
    2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
    @jwb81074

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    1. Thanks, Jeff... let's hope for a myriad of fun posts

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  10. wow - your reveal is awesome....you rock!

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    1. Too kind... We are going to have some fun... Thanks for being so wonderful

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  11. Oh that's such a neat theme Wendy! Can't wait to see all of your letters :D

    Anna @ herding cats & burning soup

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    1. Thanks, Anna. I'll try not to disappoint

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  12. Haha, sounds like a lineup of great ideas! :) I'll be back in April!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - The crazy thing about Hungarians...

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    1. Thank you. And I look forward to seeing you again... though I can promise nothing as educational or thoroughly researched as your two amazing A-Z offerings!

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  13. Your theme, Letters, made me very curious. Fantastic idea!
    Your reveal post gives a taste of your creativity which is admirable. Opposites are inspiring!
    Charlotte @My Green Nook

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    1. Indeed they are, Charlotte. There could be some very interesting travels between The Nook and The Rock.

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  14. What a unique theme! I love to write and get letters even though they aren't popular today. Letters are intimate and special. I'm going to follow your blog so I can read the letters you've created. :)

    -Chrys Fey
    Tremp's Troops - A to Z Co-co-host

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    1. Thanks, Chrys. I'm not sure how intimate these letters will be, but I'm going to have a whole lot of fun creating them.

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  15. That's an adorable theme. Look forward to reading them.

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    1. Thanks, Nick. I'm hideously disorganised so anything is possible. Hope you enjoy the ride!

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    1. ...yep... a total loon bag! no idea why I thought it might be a good idea, really!
      Hope your little family is going well

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  17. That sounds like a fun project to participate in.

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    1. I hope so, Jack... just a bit of creative fun

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  18. Hahaha- great way to reveal your theme - i will be back for more:-) Best of luck:-)

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    1. Thanks, Eli... It's going to be a fun month

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