Blogging from A to Z Challenge – April 2013

  I am excited (and more than a little scared) to be a participant in this year’s Blogging from A to Z Challenge!    I first learned of the challenge through an interview with Madeline Mora-Summonte at Flash Fiction Chronicles.  (As one of the editors, I learn about all kinds of writing events, but rarely get to participate!)  It all started in 2010, with about a hundred bloggers getting together to write for 26 days in April (with Sundays off for good behavior).  Each day features a new letter of the alphabet, and each blog continues its own theme – whether it be gardening, writing, crafts, education, or salt shaker collections.  Last year’s participants numbered over 1700 – and I’m contributing to make that number even bigger this year by blogging A to Z through April!

I hope you’ll join me – either by reading and leaving a comment each day, or joining the list yourself and blogging along with me!  Visit HERE to sign up your own blog, or check back on my page April 1st to see what turns up for the letter “A”.

Monday Motivation – “Ain’t” Ain’t a Word

We’ve reached the end of our Spring Break-Away month, and the student entries have been full of fun and excellent rule breaking.  To cap off the month’s activities, try one last challenge that bucks the grammar grouches…

English: Originally for the article Contractio...

Write a piece using the maximum number of contractions (can’t, don’t, mustn’t, etc.)  As a bonus, try to include a few that add a rhyming element to the end of your lines.

Post your piece in the comment section below, or link to your website where it is posted.  Be sure to visit other Rhymers and leave encouraging comments, and remember to share this site with your friends on FaceBook, Twitter, or elsewhere.  See why we have a Reason 2 Rhyme!

Reason 2 Rhyme is on FaceBook and Twitter @Reason2Rhyme

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Be a regular in the Reason 2 Rhyme Poetry & Writing Ring (here’s how that works…)

  • Monday Motivator – check this site for the week’s inspiration
  • Share your poem in the comment section, or link to the site where you have it posted
  • Visit other circle members and comment, like, or share their post
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Monday Motivation – “Comma, Come On”

We’re in the midst of the Spring Break-Away Contest for home education students, and it’s another rule-breaker.  Have a tough time remembering where to put all those commas?  Don’t know the difference between a semi-colon and a colon?  Try this week’s challenge for a little relief…

Punctuation Pyramid

 (Photo credit: tgbarrett)

Write a poem that uses no punctuation at all, but still reads with appropriate pauses and stops.

Post your piece in the comment section below, or link to your website where it is posted.  Be sure to visit other Rhymers and leave encouraging comments, and remember to share this site with your friends on FaceBook, Twitter, or elsewhere.  See why we have a Reason 2 Rhyme!

Reason 2 Rhyme is on FaceBook and Twitter @Reason2Rhyme

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Be a regular in the Reason 2 Rhyme Poetry & Writing Ring (here’s how that works…)

  • Monday Motivator – check this site for the week’s inspiration
  • Share your poem in the comment section, or link to the site where you have it posted
  • Visit other circle members and comment, like, or share their post
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