Blogging From A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

This is my third year doing the challenge, and it’s time to bring the truth.

For the Blogging From A to Z Challenge I’m doing you all a huge favor and filling you in on the 26 Things To Hate About Writing.** I’m hoping by the end of April, I will have convinced all of you not to indulge in the wild insanity of becoming a writer. If I can save even one person from offering themselves up in sacrifice to the mad and fickle word gods, I will have done some good in this world.

Here’s 26 things that are just the worst about writing:

A – Authors
B – Books
C – Creating Characters
D – Dialog
E – Edits
F – Fantasy Worlds
G – Grammar
H – Homophones
I – Inconsistencies
J – Jealousy
K – Killing Your Darlings
L – Language
M – Message
N – Notes
O – Originality
P – Plot
Q – Quantity
R – Readers
S – Self-Publishing
T – Transitions
U – Unfinished Manuscripts
V – Viewpoint
W – Word Count
X – Xeriscaping
Y – You
Z – Zero Days

Take heed! Hear my warning. Do not let yourself fall prey to this insidious pastime called writing, for down that path is nothing but tears, aggravation, folly, and disappointment. Not to mention: deadlines! Plot holes! Poor character development! Awful dialog! Rejection! Grammar mistakes! Bad reviews! Oooooh, it’s enough to chill the blood. WRITE AT YOUR OWN RISK.


**Disclaimer: If you haven’t figured it out, this theme will be pure satire and simply a humorous way to vent my writing frustrations. No offense is intended to anyone. Please, become or continue being a writer. It’s awesome, I swear. It’s super…duper, awesome…heh heh.

93 thoughts on “Blogging From A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

  1. Hey, I’ve just found your blog and I love it! Would love you to check out my blog:
    http://www.paperclipsandpins.wordpress.com 🙂
    G xx

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  2. This theme is a twist that sounds fun. Welcome back to another A to Z Challenge! Have fun in April.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  3. Impressive! You already have all your letters! Can’t wait to read!

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  4. This theme sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun and maybe I’ll find a reason to give up writing…lol This is my forth time participating in the A-to-Z Challenge. Good luck!
    Cheryl from Plucking Of My Heartstrings

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    1. LOL I hope you don’t go that far! Thank you!

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  5. I am looking forward to it. Your theme last year was absolutely one of my favorites. I still think about it from time to time as I write ridiculous things. I even mentioned it in my writing group last week.

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    1. Oh my God, that’s AWESOME. 😀 I’ve been considering putting it in a handy e-book format and giving it away for free. Several folks have told me I should. Hmmm…maybe I could get that done before the challenge starts again…

      Thank you!

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  6. Your theme sounds very fun , Megan ! Looking forward to your posts for the April Challenge. Good luck!This will be my 1st attempt at A-Z blogging challenge . I blog at https://aslifehappens60.wordpress.com

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    1. Awesome! You’ll have fun with it. Good luck!

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  7. Great list! I must learn more about this A to Z challenge.

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    1. It’s such great fun! This is my third year doing it.

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  8. This sounds awesome. I’ll definitely be back in April to check it out. I’m writing a long fiction piece (using 26 one word prompts for the daily installments) if you want to stop by.

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  9. Ha! Sounds fun. Will be back!

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  10. You had me scared for a moment – I have some stories floating around in my head / drafts folder and I’m not sure what I want to do with them, so I was about to panic reading your titles! Whew!
    Lisa / Tales from the Love Shaque

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    1. Hahaha it’s all in good fun. Just a way to vent my writing frustrations. I hope people will get a laugh out of it.

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  11. Your theme last year was awesome, so I can’t wait to read this years.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  12. heatherjacksonwrites March 21, 2017 — 5:26 PM

    Hilarious A-Z theme idea! Can’t wait to read them all! WriteOnSisters.com isn’t participating this year (too much going on) but we’ll be reading blogs and cheering for the rest of you taking part in the insanity. 🙂

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  13. I forgot to tell you I am doing A to Z on a new novel concept on my fiction blog.

    Joe @ the Fiction Playground visting from the A to Z Challenge

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  14. Megan you intrigued me so with your theme I had to immediately follow you so I would not lose our connection. I know trying to remember so many new blogs will be too much of a challenge for my already harried mind, especially when trying to coordinate the A to Z posts.

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    1. It’s a big task, but it can be a lot of fun! I love doing the challenge. Thank you so much!

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  15. Finally one theme which is focusing on humour – I loved it and will be plugging into it too. All the best for the challenge – cheers 🙂
    shalzmojo

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    1. Ha, I always try to be funny! TRY, anyway…

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  16. Looking forward to your posts this year. They were so much fun to read last year.

    Josefine from
    Getting to the end

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  17. This sounds hilarious. You had me at “authors” – man, they really get on my nerves!

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    1. Hahaha I know, they’re the WORST! 😀

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  18. Sounds like you’ve got great, fun posts lined up for April! Looking forward to reading those posts. All the best and happy blogging! 😊 Here’s my A to Z Challenge 2017 theme reveal post.

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      1. You’re welcome! 😊

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  19. This sounds great! See you in April!
    @simplymarquessa from
    Simply Marquessa

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  20. Can’t wait to learn why I shouldn’t do the one thing I love the most!
    Love the humor!

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    1. Ah, as much as I tried to convince myself the same while I was writing it, it didn’t work. Looks like I’m still gonna be a writer. 😉

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  21. Sounds good to me. Lots of nice things to play with as far as writing.

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    1. And some not so nice things. 😉 Thank you!

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  22. Hilarious! And brilliantly written! Looking forward to following your theme again this year!

    ~Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  23. Another great theme. I look forward to your posts again this year. Melissa @ My Creatively Random Life

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  24. I loved your A to Z posts last year and can’t wait to read what you have in store for us this year. Love the idea of a satirical take on writing.

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  25. Yes! Great idea. This was one of my favorite places to visit last year. Writers need all the humor we can get.

    2017 A to Z Blog Challenge Theme Reveal

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  26. Misery loves company! Looking forward to sharing the woes in April. 😉

    Theme Reveal: Magical and Medicinal Herbs

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    1. It’s always great to have someone to commiserate with. Thank you!

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  27. Write at your own risk – funny! Dig your theme.

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    1. Oh I have SO much more, but we only get 26 days. 😉

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  28. Your theme sounds delightful! Satire is just what the doctor ordered for the frustrated, worn-out and frazzled writer! 🙂
    This should be lots of fun!
    Hop over to read all about your daily dose of inspiration in my theme reveal post!
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Indeed! If we didn’t laugh we’d cry, right?! Thank you!

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  29. LOL! Can’t wait to read it 🙂

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter – Theme Reveal – 1940s Film Noir

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