Genre tips / writing

A to Z Challenge Reveal Day: I’m in!

I’m in! This year, I’ll again 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 genres I did in the past, including last year’s A to Z Challenge on this same theme. Many of this year’s genres were new to me (like Kusazoshi–who knew?) and I’m amazed how much I learned researching for this blog hop. Here are the genres I will cover in April:



C Chapter books  

D  Diary  

E  Epic Poetry 

F Flash fiction 

G Graphic novels 

H  How-to  

I   Imaginary Voyage  

J  Juvenile  

K Kusazoshi  

Literary Realism                             


N  New Adult 

O Opera (Space Opera)  

Paleo-historic fiction 

Quantum fiction  

R  Reference  

S   Saga  

Twitter novel 

U   Urban Fantasy 

V  Vampires 

W  Wisdom Literature 

X X (erotica)  

Y  Yemenite Jewish poetry 

Z  Zombie Apocalypse   

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.

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

If you’re not doing AtoZ, please still visit and leave 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. You won’t see much of me the next few weeks because I’m busy getting ready for April 1st!


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.

75 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge Reveal Day: I’m in!

  1. Jeez! Do all those listed really qualify as genres? I would’ve thought some were subgenres. The amount of work you accomplish in a day astonishes me, Jacqui, and I’m a loaded fire sign! I need to have my Sag and Aries overhauled 🙂 ❤

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  2. Jacqui,

    I know very little about literary genres, so it’ll be great to get a bit of an education on this subject. How cool you’re keeping a spreadsheet of bloggers on your site for the A2Z challenge! That’s really a good idea. I’m not sure if I’m that organized to keep up with my own list. I probably will be busy enough keeping up with those who visit me let along seeking out new ones to read but…I do try to do that, too. Thanks for stopping in to check out my Theme Reveal on Curious as a Cathy! 😉

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  3. Wow!! 😀 These look terrrifc and some I definitely want to read more about … a twitter novel!? Really?! Have a a brilliant time with this in April and I’ll try and pop by from Sweden now and then, off on Friday and then no WiFi for a few weeks!

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  4. I was so tempted to click on the links too. Ha,ha I decided against joining A-Z after I read how long you spent reading and replying to comments. I could manage the posting every day … but I’m supposed to be on holiday. Thank goodness I chose ‘yes’ for wifi – but apparently it’s ‘tempermental’ – so I can follow. Sending virtual hug in advance …

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  5. Hi Jacqui – ready and in … and gearing up to seeing what I’ll be learning about in April – will enjoy these … and yes don’t we get exhausted … cheers Hilary

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      • Gosh are you … well I can’t pass comment on the big city – but country … some vague ideas and you’ll learn a few things you might need … and if you do we could meet up – if I haven’t skipped the pond again – cheers Hilary


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