The A-Z challenge is around the corner, and the blog world is brimming with excitement and frenzied planning.
Today is the day when participants from all over the world reveal what their posts are going to be about. Having a theme is not mandatory, "random" is also a valid theme :)
Last year, I really had nothing much going on at work or in my personal life, so I was looking for some challenge to spice things up. But this year is different. Its busier work days and a lot to accomplish (though I am getting nowhere with it).
Anyway, without much ado, let me reveal my theme.
Let me give an example ( I pulled this out of the internet by the way)
Telling : "You are such a jerk," he said angrily.
First off, you should never modify "said" with an adverb. Second, keep adverb use to a minimum. They're not evil little words that have to be avoided at all costs, but they should be kept to a minimum. It's far better to SHOW he was angry:
Showing: "You are such a jerk." Dan slammed the phone book shut and threw it at the couch. The pages ruffled open, the names inside seeming exposed and vulnerable against the stark black leather. Dan got to his feet, moving so fast his chair skidded against the floor and dented the new drywall.
Get the drift?
So this April, you will see me take an emotion by each letter and show it, instead of tell it.
Please watch out this space for more, and I need your encouragement, just like last year :) YOU kept me going.