An A-Z Journey through the Challenge: U

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.


On we go with today’s letter – U

A reminder that you can find participants via the Master List, but in order not to miss any of April’s blogging riches, you may also seek participants via the hashtags #AtoZChallenge and #A2ZChallenge on Twitter.

And now, as they say, for something completely different.  I’ve used role-playing games, or rather the mechanics behind them as the starting point for a couple of posts here before (one on characters and one on teams), so it was a delight to stumble upon Uniquely Maladjusted But Fun.  Jaime is building a month’s worth of prompts around table-top RPGs, which can also be used as writing prompts.  Entries include items, locations, NPCs, quests: none are quite like anything I’ve seen before.  Uniquely maladjusted, in fact, but fun.  Mission accomplished, Jaime!

Another blog that intrigued me, providing food for writing thought although not about writing specifically, is Ujjwal Mishwa’s.  Ujjwal is looking at the meaning of dreams for her challenge.  In terms of trying to act on the interpretation of a dream, I’d place this in the same category as astrology: the brain is far too complex to assume that everything that crops up in a dream can be ascribed to a particular meaning.  But the posts are full of fascinating tidbits of information which I’m looking forward to following up on.

If you’re catching up, here’s our previous highlights …

The letter A
The letter B
The letter C
The letter D
The letter E
The letter F
The letter G
The letter H
The letter I
The letter J
The letter K
The letter L
The letter M
The letter N
The letter O
The letter P
The letter Q
The letter R
The letter S
The letter T

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

© David Jesson, 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

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