This April I will once again be taking part in the BLOGGING FROM A TO Z CHALLENGE. Throughout the month the challenge is to blog a post each day based on a theme of your choosing, and each day linking it to the corresponding letter of the alphabet. To get involved, visit the website HERE.


For 2018, my theme is A TOUR OF THE COUNTRIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, visiting some of the places and people that make up the collection of 28 nations for a short story each day and exploring the people, places, politics and history of the diverse area. For example, on day one I will be visiting AARHUS, DENMARK for a story of ACCEPTANCE.

It’s also a chance for Britain to have a farewell tour as it careers towards leaving the European Union next year, so some stories will touch on Britain’s relationship with her European neighbours, as well as looking at some of the issues around the split like immigration, borders, shared history, politics and the economy.


I hope you enjoy reading the stories over the course of April and I hope they will entertain with some humour, pathos, history, romance and for regular readers of my blog some familiar characters may well make a guest appearance. I look forward to seeing what everyone else has come up with for themes, and reading as many of the contributions as I can from the 1st of April. See you then!


A full list of all the entries for the Challenge will appear HERE throughout April.

To read the crime thriller story I wrote for the 2017 A to Z Challenge, visit HERE.

91 responses to “THE A TO Z CHALLENGE 2018 – THEME REVEAL”

  1. This is such an awesome challenge. I really can’t wait to read it.
    If I may say, I’m Italian and I really don’t understand Brexit very much. I hope your challenge will illuminate me a bit.
    Can’t wait to start reading πŸ™‚

    The Old Shelter – Theme Reveal – Weimar Germany

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    • Thank you, good to see you again. I’ll be honest, I’m not sure anyone really understands Brexit, other than it all seems a bit depressing and chaotic and the wrong thing to be doing! (I voted to Remain in the EU). But I hope you enjoy the stories πŸ™‚


  2. That sounds like an awesome idea you have there. I’m impressed with all these groups and such an encouraging group of writers on here. I took a long hiatus and am just getting back into blogging. Its a very enjoyable community! Glad to be back.


  3. By end of April, I will acquire more knowledgeable about the 28 countries than I am today. I am geographically challenged, history-challenged and politically-challenged as well!
    I am taking part in the challenge as well.

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  4. Looking forward to this Iain. I know so little about the European countries/life. Thanks! (Also still going to go back and read the one from last year. Thanks for linking it so I don’t have to go to far to find it!) I am joining the challenge as well.

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  5. Love the idea! I’m looking forward to reading your stories. I also like how you have one location that people can go to to collect all your AtoZ posts. I’ll have to borrow that for my blog too. πŸ™‚

    Rebecca at Sloth Reads
    Reading and Writing Stories and Poetry for Young Readers

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  6. Very intrigued! I have a daughter studying international relations for her Ph.D in political science. Maybe you can enlighten me a bit so I sound a bit more intelligent in our conversations?? As for me I’m sticking with quilting πŸ˜‰

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  7. Fascinating theme. I’m truly Interested in learning more about the European countries. I’ve visited a few, but that was quite a long time ago. I really don’t know much about many of them at all. My curiosity is piqued. I’ll be back often during the challenge. Thanks for visiting my theme Reveal.
    Melissa @
    Sugar Crime Scene

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