Last year, on a complete whim, the WriteOnSisters signed up for the “Blogging From A to Z Challenge.” We had no plan, no theme, just a vague idea that we’d craft a post based on each letter of the alphabet and that it would have something to do with writing, because we’re a writing blog. And… go! Not only did we survive the month and post every day (except Sundays, as per the challenge rules), we made friends with other bloggers and found some great blogs to follow. That’s not to say it was easy. A post a day is a lot of work, so we decided for 2015 we needed a strategy, which is basically this:
#1 – WRITE SHORTER POSTS
Our regular blog posts run around 800 words, sometimes longer, but for the April A to Z Challenge, shorter is better. Not only because it will take us less time to write, but because it will take you less time to read. That leaves everyone with more time to visit other blogs in the challenge.
#2 – BE HELPFUL
We have all kinds of posts on WriteOnSisters, from book reviews to writing tips to inspirational messages to writer’s life advice. Especially in our initial year of blogging, when we first did the A to Z Challenge, we were still figuring out what worked for us. Now in year two we’ve seen a pattern emerge – our most popular posts cover writing craft. So that’s what we will focus on for this year’s challenge.
#3 – PICK A THEME
Sure, the A to Z thing is already a theme of sorts, but having a more specific subject helps focus our posts and let people know what to expect. Now, without further ado, our theme for 2015’s Blogging From A to Z Challenge is…
Get ready for writing tips, rocket ships, and deep space thoughts! Each post will consist of:
3 quick tips on one aspect of writing (i.e. conflict, stakes, narrators, etc.)
2 examples of good technique
1 resource for more in-depth help
By the end of the month, your writing will be primed to take off!
Pack your spacesuit and freeze-dried snacks, and we’ll see you in April!
Don’t forget to pop over to the linky list and check out the other themes.
For a list of our 2014 A to Z Challenge posts, click here.