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A to Z Challenge Reveal Day: I’m in!

I’m in! This year, for the first time, I’ll participate in the much-applauded, highly-acclaimed writer’s blog hop called A to Z Challenge.

My theme:

A to Z: Literary Genres

a to z

…a genre for every letter of the alphabet. I’ll include:


Writing tips

Popular books in the genre

I skipped the genre tips I did in the past. Many of these were new to me (like Kitchen Sink–who knew?) and I’m amazed how much I learned researching for this blog hop. Here are the genres I will cover in April:

A Alternative Fiction

B Biography

C Commercial fiction

D Dystopian

E Essay

F Fan Fiction 

Grant Proposals

H Humor 

I Inspirational 


K Kitchen sink


M  Military  

N Nonfiction

O Occult

P Psychologic Thriller  

Q Quiet Horror

R Religious fiction  

S Serialized  

T Tragedy

U Upmarket 


W Women’s fiction 

X Xenofiction    

Y Young Adult

Zombie Fiction

If you click on the link prior to the publication date, it won’t work. Come back though!

If you’re doing the AtoZ Challenge, please add your name and blog address to this interactive list. Then I’ll be sure to visit you each day. Thanks!

To see who’s responded, look below at this spreadsheet.

If you’re not doing AtoZ, please still visit and leave comments or virtual hugs. Ask me how it is going on Twitter (@worddreams); drop in on FB and let me know what you’re doing INSTEAD OF writing endless blog posts.

OK. We start April 1st. I’m ready (I think)!

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thriller, To Hunt a Sub. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer,  a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning. The sequel to To Hunt a Sub, Twenty-four Days, is scheduled for May 2017. Click to follow its progress.


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  9. Ok, this is fantastic! First of all, great theme! I’m looking forward to reading because there are quite a few I’m not familiar with, and as an avid reader I think I should be! Secondly, I applaud you for making your own “list!” with that form thingy! What an outstanding idea 🙂 Bonne chance! A-to-Z-er Jetgirl visiting via Forty, c’est Fantastique

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  10. This is an excellent project and I am looking forward to see it complete. (Maybe you could add a widget or something similar in the lateral bar or by the banner for us to catch up easily?)… Best of luck with this and with your writing in general dear Jacqui. Happy Spring! 😀 😉

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  11. Yoh Jacqui! (As we say here in SA)! Well done for leaping in! – I’m just about committed – managed to export the theme reveal badge onto a blank ‘new post” – which reminds me, I’d better get on with putting something up – April is a real roller-coaster! Glad to have you along for the ride!

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  12. Jacqui, I’m excited to read your A to Z posts – you’ve identified a lot of genres about which I know bupkes, so I’m going to learn a lot and I bet I’ll have fun. I mean, “quiet horror” to be read with a sock stuffed in my mouth? And I can’t wait to find out what “kitchen sink” is. I’m thinking it maybe includes practical instructions on how to build or repair something – ? And thus creates the theme of the book? You found an X genre – incredible!

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  13. This sounds really interesting and I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Especially in the genres I’ve never heard of before. I’m so tempted to join in, but I have a stack of university essays to do over April :/ Anyway, best of luck!

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  14. Hi Jacqui – let’s see if this one takes … I’ll be learning lots from your posts – I’m not so good on genres – so hopefully will come away in May fully informed! I tried to enter my details .. but then couldn’t comment – so just commenting … cheers Hilary

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