Monday, 20 March 2017

A-Z Challenge Theme Reveal


I'm pleased to announce my participation in this year's April A-Z Challenge! Today's the day for the big reveal and I'm excited to post mine and hop around to see what everyone else will be getting up to. So, without further ado...

My theme will be "Black & White Snippets"!

While putting the finishing touches to my upcoming YA dystopian trilogy, Black & White, I thought it would be fun to introduce you to some of the characters, places and concepts that populate the world I've created. There won't be loads of details or spoilers - just short scenes and vignettes that hopefully build some intrigue. A fun bit of advance marketing, if you like. And they will be short - not more than 200 words per snippet, because I know there will be a whole host of other A-Z themes to check out.

I'm currently busy getting all my posts written and scheduled, and hopefully I'll be good to go for the 1st. Can't wait!

What do you think of my theme? Are you taking part in the Challenge this year?

38 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick - making the A-Z meaningful for your book make sense - looking forward to reading them ... cheers Hilary

Keith's Ramblings said...

Sounds interesting Nick. I am looking forward to being entertained by you once again.

Keith's Ramblings - My theme for 2017!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Great way to interest readers.
No Challenge this year for me. With the IWSG, it just got to be too much.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like a great theme, Nick. Looking forward to reading some of your posts.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

200 words is the perfect length.

Karen Walker said...

I think that's a brilliant way to use the challenge, Nick. No, I won't be participating, but wishing you all much fun.

Michelle Wallace said...

Such an excellent way to use the challenge. I'm looking forward to your snippets, Nick!
Hop over to read all about your daily dose of inspiration in my theme reveal post!
Writer In Transit

Sarah Foster said...

Sounds like a great way to get people interested!
I'm passing on the A to Z this year.

The Cynical Sailor said...

Great theme! Looking forward to reading your posts in April. I'm skipping the challenge this year as I've got too much else going on and more limited internet access these days.

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

That's a great way to garner interest in your book too!

Debbie D. said...

I'm looking forward to meeting your characters. This is a clever way to market your upcoming book. Happy A to Z-ing!
Debbie @ The Doglady's Den

Liz A. said...

Sounds like a fun theme.

betty said...

Sounds like a great theme! Good luck with it! I'm siting this year's out but will read yours as I can!

betty

JeffO said...

Your theme seems quite interesting, Nick. I am not participating. I can barely manage a post a week, never mind one a day!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Looking forward to reading your blog regularly again, Nick :-)

Yolanda Renée said...

I'm looking forward to your posts!
Great theme!

marquessamatthews.com said...

Visiting from the A to Z Challenge! Will be adding you to my A to Z list of participants to check back in on! Cheers!

Marquessa @simplymarquessa from
Simply Marquessa

Random Musings said...

Sounds like a fun theme and a good way to build up excitement for your book!
Debbie

Susan Kane said...

Super theme! Won't be participating this year (complex migraines), but will stop by when I can!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm not taking part but I admire those you you who are. I'll try to stop by as often as I can.

Nilanjana Bose said...

That's sensible, and fun! Look forward to reading...all the best for the A-Z, enjoy the prep.

Nilanjana.
Madly-in-Verse
Theme : Arabiana

Shalzzzz said...

That's a brilliant idea. Will drop by to read the snippets from your upcoming book :)
Sawasdee Thailand at Kohl Eyed Me
Indian Dishes at Something's Cooking

Jean Davis said...

Great way to do some marketing and show off your book. :)

Sophie Duncan said...

Snippets - sounds like fun :) I look forward to popping by in April,
Sophie
Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles

Patricia Lynne said...

That is a fun theme. In past years, I've seen a few people do themes like these and it was fun getting peeks into their stories.

Megan Morgan said...

Sounds interesting! I'll be by to check them out!

Clare said...

Great idea to use the challenge to share snippets from your forthcoming novel. I hope it gets the book some attention! :D

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

I have a thing for dystopias. This theme sounds very promising :) See you in April!

The Multicolored Diary: WTF - Weird Things in Folktales

Sara C. Snider said...

This is a cool theme, and a great way to pull some attention to your book. Very savvy. ;) See you in April!

Theme Reveal: Magical and Medicinal Herbs

Cynthia Rodrigues Manchekar said...

Hi Nick, I like the idea of doing a curtain raiser for the characters in your book.

Wishing you all the best for the Challenge.

Cynthia at A Few Drops Of Ink

Suzy said...

Look forward to reading your snippets. Thanks for dropping by my post.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Nick, thank you for stopping in to check out my A2Z Theme Reveal. Short and sweet posts are the best for this type of challenge. It can get overwhelming fast if every post is too long to enjoy. My theme is primarily visual and meant to inspire others to take up their hidden passions so hopefully, others won't feel an overload when visiting my site. I'll be looking for you on the A2Z path next month. Have fun and the best of luck to ya!

Shari Elder said...

Sounds like a fun way to do the A to Z challenge. Snippets are great tools to introduce a book and get to know characters.

Heather R. Holden said...

Great theme! It's always fun to see glimpses of a book like this. Looking forward to the snippets!

Jemima Pett said...

Good luck with the Challenge - and your book!
Jemima

Anna Tan said...

Oooh. Story snippets are always fun.

All the best with your book and A to Z!

Anna

Click said...

I really enjoying getting glimpses into the stories people write. It's always really inspiring.

Good luck with the challenge.

Cait @ Click's Clan

Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

I hope the finishing touches are going well and look forward to the snippets :).
Best of luck with the book and the AtoZ.
Tasha
Tasha's Thinkings - Shapeshifters and Werewolves