A to Z blogging challenge, which asks bloggers to post 26 entries in April (one for each day, minus Sundays) corresponding to the letters of the alphabet. This is the most fun, in my opinion, when people choose a theme to explore.
In past years, I've done:
2018: Poetry! posts about some of my favorite poets.
2017: Places in my Heart
2015: My Publishing Journey
2014: Evocative Words
All of these have been a lot of fun to write, and participating has built my circle of friends, readers, and colleagues. So, of course I'm back to play along again, here in year 10.
So, what are we up to this year? I'm writing letters to dead writers. There are a lot of writers who have been important to me across my life and it's too late to meet some of them in person, but it's not too late to express my love and appreciation.
My planned list of writers (subject to change due to inspiration) includes:
A: LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
B: CHARLOTTE BRONTE
C: PATRICIA CLAPP
D: DAPHNE DU MAURIER
E: EMILY DICKINSON
F: ANNE FRANK
G: GWENDOLYN BROOKS
H: H.D. (HILDA DOOLITTLE)
I: LAURA INGALLS WILDER
J: JANE AUSTEN
K: HELEN KELLER
L: MADELEINE L’ENGLE
M: MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY
N: ANAIS NIN
O: OCTAVIA BUTLER
P: DOROTHY PARKER
Q: QUEEN OF CRIME FICTION, AGATHA CHRISTIE
R: JEAN RHYS
S: SHIRLEY JACKSON
T: SOJOURNER TRUTH
U: URSULA LE GUIN
V: VIRGINIA WOOLF
W: EDITH WHARTON
X: ANNE SEXTON
Y: EMPRESS YAMATO
Z: ZORA NEALE HURSTON
See any favorites in that list? Did you think of some you're surprised I didn't choose? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
Great theme. Some of your authors are old-time favorites of mine. Good luck with the challenge!ReplyDelete
Letters to favorite writers is such a fab theme! Lovely list of authors there--many of them my favorite too. I will be back this April for more :)ReplyDelete
Great theme. I'm curious to what you will say to them.ReplyDelete
What a fantastic theme! Very unusual, but i see a lto of potenciality there. Both about exploring the author's work and pointing out a mor personal read of it.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to read you!
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I've read some great stuff about Mary Shelly lately.ReplyDelete
This sounds like an intriguing theme. Glad you're taking part this year.
Our theme is the writing journey. If you have a moment, we'd love a vote on our image choices. :)
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I love this theme! I've really enjoyed reading the two you've posted so far. And I'm super impressed you're still doing the challenge! Hooray!ReplyDelete