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Thursday, March 31, 2011

April A to Z

What have I done? What have I done? Let the renting of garments begin. I've committed myself to the April A to Z Challenge: Blogging every day of April except Sundays. Not only that, but I must post blogs in alphabetical order.

What was I thinking? It sounded like so much fun when I signed on, but now, now that I'm faced with actually doing it, I'm faltering, afraid of failure. Even so, I press on.
I've decided to get organized around an overall theme for the month of April. Taking a cue from the writer side of me, I will blog a literary term or device for each day - the definition, an example from literature, and my try at using it.

To make things more interesting, My Try with the literary device of the day will be incorporated into the tale of Netty Duggan, a sweet southern belle with a hidden secret. Even I do not yet know what her secret is, as it will only be revealed through the daily, alphabetical unfolding of her story.

A useful, entertaining dictionary of basic literary devices and terms is the goal. Your input, as always is welcomed. Post your comment with your own example of the literary device of the day. Suggest what you think should happen next in Netty's saga. Take a guess at what you think her secret is (you can do this today, if you like).

I do hope my efforts don't turn into an all out alphabetical massacre of the English language.

April 1st - alliteration. How appropriate.


welcome to my world of poetry said...

Hi I did the A to Z Challenge last year and it was so much fun. I wish you Good Luck with the challenge.


Lucy Adams said...

Thank you, Yvonne. I'm hoping these characters I've created will give me direction as to where they want to go with the story. I'd love some input from readers, as well. I'm open to suggestions.

Brianna said...

I really like this idea for the challenge!

crystal theresa said...

i think this is an awesome writing exercise! i look forward to reading the rest of your usage of literary devices :D