A to Z Challenge: This year, I’m doing it

I’m in! This year, for the first time, I’ll 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 genre tips I did in the past. Many of these were new to me (like Kitchen Sink–who knew?) and I’m amazed how much I learned researching for this blog hop. Here are the genres I will cover in April:

A Alternative Fiction

B Biography

C Commercial fiction

D Dystopian

E Essay

F Fan Fiction 

Grant Proposals

H Humor 

I Inspirational 


K Kitchen sink


M Military  

N Nonfiction

O Occult

P Psychologic Thriller  

Q Quiet Horror

R Religious fiction  

S Serialized  

T Tragedy

U Upmarket 


W Women’s fiction 

X Xenofiction

Y Young Adult

Zombie Fiction

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. Thanks!

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

If you’re not doing AtoZ, please still visit and leave comments or 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. I’m ready (I think)!

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.


17 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge: This year, I’m doing it

  1. Looking forward to this. Sounds like a lot of work.

  2. Hey Jacqui. Wow am I glad I came to look at the A to Z tag this morning. I have been thoroughly confused on literary genres forever. Considering my age that is quite a long time. I love your Google form but unsure if it captured my information.

    This will be my third try at A to Z with a 50% success rate so far. But, alas, this year I am positive I will complete it because I have invested so much time in preparation. I will be laying out a new novel concept over the 26 post journey. The Steel Horse Saviors is a story about three civil war veterans who head west in 1866 with their Steam Locomotive to seek their fortune. They encounter a beautiful redhead trying desperately to save her family business. I invite you to check it out come April 1st.

    Joe @ the Fiction Playground visiting from the A to Z Challenge

    • That book sounds wonderful. I will definitely come see what you have to say about it. Hopefully, it’s to be published soon.

      I hope you don’t mind (since you said you tried to add your name), I added you to the spreadsheet of A to Z participants. It’s the surest way for me to know where to go each morning. The list isn’t used for anything else!

      Look forward to our April visits, Joe!

  3. Wow! Good luck, Jacqui! I look forward to seeing/hearing of your progress!

  4. I am surprised you are not including Historical Fiction, especially with your book on the beginning of man. Is it a case of you being historically bummed out now?

  5. This sounds exciting. New novel concept? Can’t wait.

  6. Jacqui, I’m already a follower of your blog and I’m not doing the A to Z challenge this year. I think I should not add my name to the list because people might come looking for my A to Z submission, which won’t be there, but I will still get your A to Z posts anyway. Correct?

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