Monday, March 20, 2017

April A-Z Blogging Challenge: Theme Reveal



This is my third time doing the A-Z blogging challenge. Both the times I did random posts from A-Z. And in 2015, I did it on two blogs.

This time though, I am planning to follow a theme.

I believe that as writers, we need to learn something new every day. We grow with every word that we write.

We need pointers to guide us in the path that we tread. We need a clear idea as to how to accomplish what we are aiming at.

Many of us lose confidence midway because we face multiple hurdles in our path.

One of the major hindrances in the path of writing a novel is that many don’t have a clear idea about how to put together a 60K-80K plus manuscript. 

We all can write a short story. 

But writing a novel often feels like an uphill task.

There are many aspects that help us to easily put together a good novel.

I wish to inspire aspiring writers to go on this very interesting journey of discovering the various aspects of novel writing with me.

I am sure by now you would have guessed what my theme is, still here you go. My theme is:

A-Z Journey of Writing a Novel explained with examples from Literature

Daily, I will focus on one essential element of novel writing with the help of letters of the English alphabet. I would mention other important aspects as well for each letter.

Why this theme?

I am a published writer, with an Amazon best-seller novel and a few anthologies to my credit.  I took a Master’s Degree in English literature for the sheer love of it though I am qualified and worked as a Civil Engineer for more than a decade. 

My second novel is in the process of getting published and I am a few chapters into my third novel. 

(Another incomplete manuscript lies unattended in my word folder since last year)

So, this theme is very close to my heart. I love writing fiction. Yet, I consider myself a beginner. 




35 comments:

  1. I am going to lap up your posts this time, Preethi! What a theme?! Thank you so much for selecting this theme. I'm sure its going to inspire me to finish that script for a novel which has been languishing in my documents. ;)

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    1. You should give it a new lease of life. I am sure my A-Z posts will inspire you to do that. You are such a fine writer. All the best.

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  2. This April, I'm sure there's a lot we all can learn from you! And I'm simply in love with your theme!
    You're a celebrity already!

    All the best!

    Cheers
    BoisterousBee

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    1. Hoping to see you drop in all of April. Thank you!

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  3. Fantastic theme, Preethi. You are going to help so many bloggers who aspire to become authors. Kudos! Happy A to Z :)
    Sawasdee Thailand at Kohl Eyed Me
    Indian Dishes at Something's Cooking

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    1. I am waiting for your food and travel posts. Thank you for reading.
      Hoping to share what I have learned too. :)

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  4. This is meant for me... I've never been able to make the transition from short stories to a full length novel.

    Godyears.net

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    1. Maybe you will get enough inspiration by the end of April then! :D :D
      Will await your views Roshan.

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  5. Wow Preethi, I am all excited to learn writing lessons from you. Best of luck!!

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    1. Hoping to have you here in April to join the A-Z journey!

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  6. Profound theme.
    Excited and get to learn and discover a lot about it during this period. Thanks for sharing & best wishes for A to Z challenge 2017 Get Fit and Healthy with 26 Healthy living days

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    1. Your theme is something that will have my full attention. Thank you for reading!

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  7. Would love to learn from an established writer, who still considers herself a beginner!
    AtoZChallenge 2017 @NamySaysSo: Women & their Work

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    1. Will expect to drop by in April. Thank you :)

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  8. Second novel in the process of getting published? :-D YAY! Hurray for PV!

    Waiting to read more about that novel, and of course, your A to Z! :-) Happy April to you!

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    1. Thank you Vinay for the wishes. You will hear about it soon :)

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  9. That is such a wonderful theme Preethi - will be very helpful for a lot of us. All the best.

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  10. Great theme Preethi considering you are already an established writer. All the best :)

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  11. That's a wonderful theme. Looking forward to it, Preethi :)

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    1. Will be happy to have you over in April. :)

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  12. Now, that's we call a Wow Theme Buddy. A Noble and Perfect Theme, yes book marked you..I have always loved reading you <3

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words. Do drop in from April first.

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  13. I'm always keen to pick up any advice I can in this field. Will definitely be following!

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    1. Will look forward to hear your tips and suggestions as well. Thank you for reading.

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  14. This is going to help and inspire so many writers! Great theme and I am looking forward to it!

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  15. A literary theme. Hard to resist that :-)
    It's my third year too. Let's see how it pans out.

    Have a fabulous challenge!


    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter - Theme Reveal - 1940s Film Noir

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  16. Looks like your theme is customized for the likes of me. Cant seem to get past a couple of thousand words. All set to learn a few things...

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  17. Awesome theme Preethi - loads to learn from ya!
    All the best for the challenge
    Cheers
    shalzmojo

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  18. Perfect theme Preethi. What more could we hope from you but to help us write better

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  19. Thank you for writing with us for #MondayMommyMoments

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  20. Thank you for writing with us for #MondayMommyMoments

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  21. I will be looking forward for the posts and for the tips. DO visit to read my Minimalism journey posts

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  22. I'm very excited to follow your blog this month! I wrote and revised my first novel - a middle grade historical fiction - and I'm not in the process of deciding to self-publish or seek an agent. Your theme is timely :)

    Journaling is my topic for the blogging challenge... if interested, please feel free to stop by:
    Journaling A-Z

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