An A-Z Journey through the Challenge

As we may have mentioned once or twice ;), we’re both great fans of April’s A-Z Blogging Challenge. Set up by Arlee Bird back in 2009, it’s grown like topsy since that time. As neither David nor I are able to participate again this year, we decided instead to highlight one (or more) blogs each day, to encourage you to visit, to make new friends, and to find some entertainment during the current crazy world we’re in.

Some of these highlights will be old friends we’ve made during previous challenges, but some will be new. We don’t plan to stick to any theme other than maintaining a (possibly tenuous) connection to the letter of the day.

Today being April 1st, we start our journey with the letter A.


I’m kicking off with two new (to me) blogs …

Into Another World  is the blog of reader, parent and fantasy author Susan Leigh Noble, who’s selected the theme of Comic Strips for her Challenge. Susan’s A is for Archie – a comic strip about American teens I remember with great affection and pleasure from my childhood. Despite being English, I grew up overseas where I read American rather than British comics – I believe I’m going to enjoy this nostalgic journey.

The A-Zs of Worldbuilding from fantasy author Rebekah Loper couldn’t be more different. Rebekah is proof that many an A-Z blogger goes on to successfully publish from the work produced during an A-Z Challenge. There have been two previous A-Zs of Worldbuilding and this year’s posts will lead to a third edition. Rebekah’s A is for Afterlife and the whole series will examine how the religious beliefs you’ve established for your characters can influence your choice of customs and rituals.


Let us know of other blogs connected to the letter A which we should read.

© Debra Carey, 2020

Author: debscarey

Tweets @debsdespatches My personal blog is Debs Despatches, where I ramble on a variety of topics. I write fiction on co-hosted site Fiction Can Be Fun, where my #IWSG reflections can be found; and my Life Coaching business can be found on

11 thoughts on “An A-Z Journey through the Challenge”

    1. Stu, I’m absolutely delighted that you’re doing the Challenge again this year – your work is always of such a high standard. I think there’s going to be a number of new blogs in this blogging journey of ours as many of our existing favourites are not participating this year. But one beauty of the Challenge is the new introductions.

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    1. Rebekah, it’s entirely our pleasure to support those who are doing the Challenge this year – we both absolutely love it but couldn’t participate this time round. Good luck with it and look forward to reading your work all the way through to Z 🙂

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