THE A TO Z CHALLENGE 2018 – THEME REVEAL

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THE BLOGGING FROM A TO Z CHALLENGE 2018 – THEME REVEAL

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.

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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.

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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!


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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™‚

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter – Theme Reveal – Weimar Germany

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    1. 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™‚

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  2. A very timely topic. Good luck with the challenge.

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  3. It looks like you ‘ll have another super hit on your hands! I am joining too. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you,I hope so! Look forward to reading about your challenge πŸ™‚

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      1. Sure, my theme is up too!

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  4. I’m looking forward to reading your posts too Iain.

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  5. The theme has been aptly chosen and what perfect timing to bid farewell – look forward, Here is my theme https://akswrites.com/2018/03/19/blogchattera2z-theme-reveal-2018-take-a-sneak-peak/

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    1. Thanks Akshata πŸ™‚

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  6. 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.

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    1. Thank you Suzanne. The A to Z is hard work but very rewarding and a great way to find new blogging friends. Hope you come back to read some of the stories and keep up your writing πŸ™‚

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      1. Its probably a bit much for me to commit to right now, but you bet I’ll be reading!

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  7. What a great theme. Sounds like a lot of work – hope the preparations are going well. See you in April πŸ™‚
    Tasha
    Tasha’s Theme Reveal

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    1. Thank you Tasha, a lot of work but hopefully worth it πŸ™‚

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  8. Well, you don’t like to do things by halves. I’m really looking forward to your month of stories!

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    1. Thanks Sarah Ann, I hope you will like them, I’m looking forward to writing them and seeing what people think πŸ™‚

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  9. I shall look forward to your posts!

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    1. Thank you Sharon, hope you like them!

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  10. I am looking forward to reading your short stories. The topic is one of my favorite I’ve read so far.

    Once Upon a Time

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  11. 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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    1. Haha, these should be the stories for you then πŸ™‚ Look forward to stopping by your blog and seeing your challenge. Good luck!

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      1. Yeh…absolutely!

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  12. 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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    1. Excellent, glad your taking part Janet, I will be sure to pop over and see how your challenge is going πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy the stories.

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  13. Look forward to reading your A-Z posts, Iain.
    All the very best!

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    1. Thank you Moon, hope you like them πŸ™‚

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  14. Great theme. As someone in love with the continent, born and raised in Romanian, I look forward to reading your posts.

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    1. Thank you Silvia, hope you enjoy reading them πŸ™‚

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  15. 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
    @bezog

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    1. Thanks Rebecca, hope you like them and looking forward to reading yours too πŸ™‚

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  16. Good luck Iain. I’ll be sure to check your tales out.

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    1. Thanks Varad, hope you like them πŸ™‚

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  17. Looking forward to your tour.

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  18. I love travel related A-Z posts…always learn something interesting. I did places where we had traveled last year. It was fun and brought back a lot of great memories.

    Donna B McNicol
    Romance & Mystery…writing my life
    A-Z Flash Fiction Tales: http://dbmcniccol.blogspot.com
    A-Z of Goldendoodles: http://ourprimeyears.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Donna, I hope I can take you on an entertaining and informative tour! πŸ™‚

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      1. Oops – had a typo in my link. Sorry!!

        Donna B McNicol
        Romance & Mystery…writing my life
        A-Z Flash Fiction Tales: http://dbmcnicol.blogspot.com
        A-Z of Goldendoodles: http://ourprimeyears.blogspot.com

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  19. That is a great topic. I definitely don’t know enough about the EU.

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    1. I hope I can educate just a little bit, thanks Jacqui πŸ™‚

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  20. Great topic! I’m interested to learn more about Britain and the other countries. Best of luck!!

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    1. Thank you so much πŸ™‚

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  21. This sounds like a really interesting theme. Looking forward to reading your posts.

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    1. Thank you Fallon, hope you enjoy them.

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  22. I’ve seen much of the world but little of our European neighbours, so I’m sure I’ll find this most interesting. Hopefully you will inspire me to hop on an EasyJet or two!

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  23. Wow, Iain! I am super-impressed that you will be sharing a story a day! Cheers from Texas! Denise

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  24. Sounds like a very creative and unique theme! I’m looking forward to reading and learning more in April. πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you Laura πŸ™‚

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  25. I loved last year’s Crime Thriller, but I am also excited for your theme this year! It sounds like a great project. Looking forward to reading it!

    Jayden R. Vincente
    https://jrvincente.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you so much, I hope you enjoy πŸ™‚

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  26. This is gonna be great, I’m looking forward to reading them!

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    1. Thank you, hope you enjoy!

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    What a fascinating and complex theme idea! This will be an awesome series. All the very best for a successful and fun challenge.

    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. Thank you so much, hope you enjoy reading it.

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  28. What a fun theme! I wonder if Hungary is going to be a part of it πŸ˜‰ See you in April!

    The Multicolored Diary: Weird Things in Hungarian Folktales

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    1. Hungary will definitely appear in one of the posts, I won’t say which one yet πŸ™‚

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  29. It’s about time I get my European learn on Iain. Lead the way.

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    1. Thanks Dan, I will do my best!

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  30. Awesome! I wish to visit the Central European countries.. Your posts will be a great way to get a peak into what I can expect! Happy AtoZ!

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    1. Thank you, hope you enjoy them πŸ™‚

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  31. Well, yay for interesting themes! I’m definitely not well-versed in the EU, so it will be interesting to read what you post.

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    1. Thanks Hope, I hope you enjoy reading them.

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  32. There should be plenty of meat in this topic! Looks like an interesting one.

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    1. Thank you Anne, hope you enjoy!

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  33. Interesting is an understatement. IΒ΄m sure itΒ΄ll be one fun ride…canΒ΄t wait to read your posts for the challenge. All the best! πŸ™‚

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  34. This is such a fun topic! Can’t wait to read your stories about various places. Good luck with the challenge!

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  35. What a great idea for the challenge. I look forward to reading them all! Especially the Dutch one ☺

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    1. Thank you, I hope you approve!

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  36. 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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    1. Ha, I’ll try my best to help out, hopefully in an entertaining way!

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  37. Looking forward to reading your posts, after a year.

    Click Here to see what Mrs. Dash Says

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  38. Interesting theme, I really like the idea of visiting a place and telling a story about it. Can’t wait to read you’re a to Z posts!

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    1. Thank you so much, hope you like them.

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  39. Interesting choice of themes. I’ll be back!

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  40. 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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    1. Thank you Melissa, I hope you enjoy them. See you in April πŸ™‚

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    randommusings29

    Fab theme – I love reading about other countries and the Brexit angle is interesting too
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks Debbie, hope you enjoy the stories in April.

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  42. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us this April Iain!

    Marquessa @simplymarquessa from The Next Chapter
    Visiting from the 2018 A to Z Challenge

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    1. Thank you, hope you like it πŸ™‚

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  43. will look forward to reading your challenge posts – great theme.

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  44. Wow awesome theme πŸ™‚ Looking forward to reading these forsure πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Mandi. Are you taking part this year?

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  45. Hopping straight over to your Aarhus post to start reading your stories. Awesome topic!
    Josefine from
    Getting to the end

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  46. This sounds like a topic where we will all come out at the other end knowing a lot more about Europe. Who knows, it might fuel a desire to return or visit a new country.

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    1. I do hope so, thank you.

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