Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April 1 Oh No! Day ONE of A to Z Blog Challenge



The Write Game's Theme 
AtoZ Blog Challenge
2014

Stuff I Learned or Laughed at from Bloggers in the 2013 A to Z Challenge .


All you gots to do is identify the Mystery Blogger each day. I’ll give you hints when I can. I'll post the answers and the winner each Monday.



Four visitors (one each week) can win: 

Week 1) an ebook of Alligators Overhead 

Week 2)an ebook of Sliding On The Edge 

Week 3) an ebook of The Princess of Las Pulgas 
Week 4) a $10 gift certificate from Amazon 
 (If you already have one of the prizes, I'll figure something else out!)

BY

1) identifying the most bloggers correctly=2 points.  
2) leaving witty comments=1 point or more depending on glibness
3) adding to the information and making it more valuable=2 points  




Let the Game Begin

A is for Anger.


Mystery Blogger A’s 2013 theme: “This year, I’m focusing on two themes:  Emotions and grammar, depending on which letter we're on each day."



This post was on how to write about a character’s ANGER. Here’s what Mystery Blogger A suggested. It was a great tip.



“Whatever physical traits and action the character models to show anger, it’s more effective to contrast it with whatever mood came before it.”



Who was it? HINT: This blogger just pubbed a thriller. Initials N.T.



SIGN UP or VISIT the others who are on this AtoZ Challenge and check out the HOSTS:

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out

72 comments:

  1. This is going to be difficult! Lisa Regan? Yolanda?

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    1. I was sure you'd get this right away. Hmmm. Maybe these are going to be too hard. Might have to give better clues.

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  2. I've no idea. But that's a really clever theme. Hopefully I know an answer or two this month.

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    1. I'm sure you will and you know this one very well.

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  3. That's a really challenging questions. I have absolutely no clue! But what a fun idea for a theme. Happy writing!

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    1. Glad you stopped by to at least take a look.

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    1. Dog is for rent. He pees on command.

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  5. I'm clueless as well! And it's too early for my brain to work lol.

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  6. Hi Lee - this will be fun .. but for this I have no idea. I love the pic - very expressive ... now I await to find out who writes about Anger so well ..

    Cheers and see you around - Hilary

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    1. Guess I'm stumping everyone. I thought it would be easy.

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  7. Oh NO, I'm clueless. I know it's not me. Does that count?

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  8. Hi Lee - this will be fun .. but for this I have no idea. I love the pic - very expressive ... now I await to find out who writes about Anger so well ..

    Cheers and see you around - Hilary

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  9. My first thought was Angela Ackerman of Emotion Thesaurus fame, but then you said the blogger has published a thriller and that kind of blew that idea, so I have no idea!

    Clever, Lee... :)

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    1. That would have been a great guess, but since she's not writing thrillers. . . .

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  10. I don't know but the dog rocks! :)

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  11. I dunno. Gah? We have to wait a week to find out who this blogger of wisdom is?

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    1. Bears are patient, right. Hibernation and all of that.

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  12. Oh my goodness, there's no way I could possibly guess. If there were a list of people to pick from...

    That image makes me giggle though. We're big fans of "grrr" as our expression of anger around here. In fact, my oldest used to say "Erga-berga!" when he was angry. Can you imagine how cute that was coming out of the mouth of a two to 4 year old? Epic.

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    1. If nobody gets these from the clues, I may have to resort to a list. Good old multiple choice rules.

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  13. Now I wish I'd know about the A to Z last year. I could be a contender. However, I do have to say I admire the dog's attitude and have often wished I could do the same. As a woman, of course, it's a bit more difficult...

    Oh, and the advice was good, too. :)

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    1. So it was worth your time to stop in. That's wonderful.

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  14. Nope, don't know. It's an interesting take on the A to Z challenge though! Writing an A to Z in the form of a game about participants in A to Z challenge, which in itself is a sort of game. I feel like the inception bong might go off.

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  15. I know I should know this - I just visited her blog . . . aagh! Great theme for your blog thought!

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  16. Very nice imagery of anger. Works perfectly for A.

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  17. All I know is it wasn't me lol
    I like this idea...though I wish I had participated last year so I at least had a shot this time around. I'll have to go stalk your last year's posts over this weekend...then its on!

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  18. Time to play this game
    Where I'm supposed to name
    But it's such a shame
    That I'm blank-------
    And I know my rhyme is lame...
    Writer In Transit

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    1. 2 points for you, girl. Love rhymes, lame or tame. :-)

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  19. I feel like I remember seeing that theme last year and the blogger is on the tip of my tongue but I can't place it. You're going to drive me crazy now LOL.
    Great idea for a theme, how fun.

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    1. You are so going to hate me when I tell you the answer.

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  20. I am thinking Yolanda but then again Yolanda talked about the author of gone with thw wind, I think.

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  21. I have no idea, but I wish I knew because I'm always looking for tips on expressing emotion. Well, I'm sure I'll stumble across them - after all, there are only about 1400 people doing the A-Z. Piece of cake! lol

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  22. Oh....I think I'm going lose on this one. I didn't read enough posts last year, but an intriguing puzzle.
    Shells–Tales–Sails

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  23. No clue either but sure do love your website and the way the books move. Just went there to play with it again!

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  24. Now I have another reason to regret skipping last year's challenge! Serves me right.

    I like writing angry characters though. Anger in dialogue is even more fun than what characters do when they're angry. It's such a conspicuous emotion.

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  25. I love your theme but I have no idea and can't even guess who wrote about anger. I like what they said though.

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  26. Well, forget "witty" remarks from me. They strain my brain to think of one. Anger is a great topic. Everyone gets angry once in a while, so should our characters. I don't know the answer to your question. :)

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  27. These are going to make for interesting posts. Not sure that I know the answer for this one though.

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  28. Hmmmm ... not sure. But anger is fun tow write into a story. I like to have it backfire on the person. You can add slapstick comedy in too.

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  29. Don't know (this is no surprise as my brain has been leaking lately...) but I love your theme and the tip!!

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    1. Next time you'll get it. If not next, then somewhere along the 26 letters. I just know it.

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  30. I'll guess Nancy Thompson. It's the only NT I know. Thanks for visiting Untethered Realms today :) Untethered Realms

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  31. You sure know how to make a challenge fun and exciting. I am new and don't know many of the bloggers so I couldn't even guess who the mystery person is. I know it's not me, does that count for anything?

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    1. You're new today, old tomorrow. Sorry I didn't mean that to refer to anything except blogger experience. Glad you're here.

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  32. I'm one of the masses, I have absolutely no idea because I didn't know about the A to Z Challenge until this year. :(
    Anger? Isn't that the emotion we fall back on if we can think of nothing else to say? Or is that just me?
    Great post, will be back again tomorrow. :)

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  33. Love the pic. I was thinking Nancy...but cant remember the last name! So no idea.

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  34. I laughed at the pic! Hmmm... I'm not sure who that mystery blogger could be. But the theme is neat.

    Thanks for stopping by the Untethered Realms blog earlier! :) Untethered Realms

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  35. Does it qualify as funny if I say I have no idea? No, I didn't think so either.

    :-/

    I got a rock......



    (is that funny?)

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  36. Couldn't think of the answer and then I saw Carrie's answer. Sounds about right to me.

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  37. Initials NT? New Thriller-writer? ;)
    Soz, I have no idea.

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  38. Fun fun fun post. Your header really intrigues me and the trailer arouses mystery. I don't have a clue to any of the questions so I will bid adios.Good B-day tomorrow.

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  39. I love the photo that you chose to go with anger!

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  40. Emotions and Grammar - sounds like me whenever I grade my students writing. Happy A to Z. That pic is great.

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  41. I have no idea, but I love the photo! ;)

    Yvonne

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  42. Hi this is my first year AtoZ its great to connect and follow one of the hosts. Thanks for all your hardwork
    aimingforapublishingdeal.blogspot.co.uk
    Twitter: WriterBizWoman

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  43. Great idea! I have no idea either but I'll keep my eyes open :)

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  44. Nancy Thompson. I love this idea for a thing. It's ridiculously clever!

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  45. Hi. A lovely idea for a post. Keep it going and keep writing..Thank you.

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  46. It's definitely Nancy S. Thompson. And I love the Grrr photo with the dog peeing on it, LOL!!

    Random Musings from the KristenHead — A is for 'Almost Human' (and Action and Androids)

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  47. I'm going to start from the beginning to see these. I think the Nancy Thompson guesses are right, but I wouldn't have known.

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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