Something different this week.  Chuck Wendig gave us a writing exercise in place of the usual flash fiction challenge.

“I want you to take one thing and describe it ten different ways. That thing can be… anything. An object. A person. A sensation. A place. An experience. But I want you to focus on it and describe it multiple ways. Ten, as noted. Each no more than a sentence of description.”

Well, what else could I do but (a) obey and (b) take the A to Z Challenge as my object.

Ten ways of describing the A to Z Challenge

  • The biggest blogfest I know.A2Z-BADGE-2014
  • Stretching yourself to come up with a daily helping of excellence.
  • A wowser of international networking.
  • Uncovering more weird and wonderful things than you knew existed.
  • Crawling through the bowels of the internet to find hidden gems.
  • Discovering new friends and like-minded weirdos.
  • A kaleidoscope of themes and riches.
  • A pulsating mass of intellectual and moronic attempts to secure the alphabet in one month.
  • A chance to make your network sing.
  • Thirty days that take six months of planning and follow-up, but worth every second in friendships built.
  • An elephant with two thousand jewels studding its elaborate harness.

If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so here – and if you have signed up and have finally thought of a theme, sign up for our theme reveal blogfest when we all check out each other’s themes.

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Friday… Writing Exercise
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12 thoughts on “Friday… Writing Exercise

  • 7 March, 2014 at 3:23 am

    “A wowser of international networking.” – yes, definitely!

    • 7 March, 2014 at 11:00 am

      It felt hard to start with, Anna – then I loosened up! I might tweet some of these 🙂

  • 7 March, 2014 at 4:42 am

    Great way to use the prompt! I decided to do my own thing. . . But it hasn’t happened yet, only just a start, so my Flash Fiction Friday is looking like Saturday. I’m doing author /storytelling thing with the schools on Saturday, and want do make this story happen and read it to the kids, maybe hold off and let them be the very first to read it or hear it.

    • 7 March, 2014 at 11:01 am

      I was tempted, before I got the inspiration 🙂

      Good luck with your story-telling Saturday!

  • 7 March, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    “A pulsating mass of intellectual and moronic attempts to secure the alphabet in one month.”

    This was my favourite description!!

    • 7 March, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      I recognise myself in there!! Nice to see you again, glad you survived last night’s #AZchat 😀

  • 8 March, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Loved the bowels of the internet comment. I am spending a lot of time on this challenge this year and learning a lot along the way. Followers of your blog will have to see about what at the Great Reveal!

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