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Friday, March 15, 2013

Help Pick My Words for A-Z Challenge + Camp NaNoWriMo

Help Pick My Words for A-Z Challenge + Camp NaNoWriMo


I'm combining April's Blogging From A-Z Challenge with Camp NaNoWriMo and doing a seat-of-my-pants mini-mystery. I have 26 letters of the alphabet to cover, one letter for every day in April except Sunday, so by April 30th all 26 letters will be covered. A blog post a day using a word that starts with the letter of the alphabet for that day. For the NaNo portion of the challenge, I'm doing the minimum word goal of 10,000 word. Keeping it light--only about 385 words a post.

So to make things even more crazy-- for all my Facebook, blog, twitter friends/followers--you can help me. Pick a word you want me to use and I'll start my list now so my list is ready by April 1st. (Keep it clean. :) Follow the link above to my Facebook note and put your word choice and name in the comment section of the note OR leave it in the comment section of this post. If you use a user name instead of your real name, that is OK too, just leave a link to which ever it is, Facebook, twitter, blog, etc so I can give you some PR in return. Credit for the word used will be given on the blog post of the day.

I must be insane for doing this and there is no guarantee the story will make sense by the time it's done, but I'll do my best!

A - adze - Sharron Maxwell (FB not public)

B - beheaded - Zach Amrhein - (FB not public)

C - ceremoniously- Jeri Amrhein (FB- Not public), cathecting-Dennis, Buffalo Creativity Club

D -diluted - Jen Claud

E - Ernest Hemingway - Ed Martin

F - foible - Nicholas Ruggiero

G -groggy - Ron Freeman

H - halibut - (FB) Phoebe Scalf

I - infallible- Kai Fisher (FB - Not public)

J -jealous - Ron Freeman

K - kerfuffle- Kate Warren

L - lagniappe - (FB) Chip Etier

M - marathon - me

N - notorious - Storm Amrhein

O -obsessed - Ron Freeman

P - publishing - Ed Martin

Q -quell - me

R - Russian literature - Ed Martin

S - synthetic - Tiffany Sill

T - tumultuous - Dennis, Buffalo Creativity Club

U - undercover - me

V - voluntold - Jen Claud (FB- Not public)

W - willow - Teresa Cypher

X - Xizang - me

Y -Yelled - me

Z - zydeco - (FB) Chip Etier



  1. Here's a K word for you: kerfuffle.

    It's one of my favorites.

  2. Thank you Kate! I will add it in the morning.

  3. Hello, just stopping by to wish you luck with this challenge :) Have you managed to get all your words sorted?

  4. Here's an S word: Synthetic


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