Among other things, my wife Amy is a writer and a poet. I love it when she writes, especially when she chooses some sort of structural framework for what she writes.
This year she decided to write a series of posts using the alphabet as a guide. She started off with the first post titled The Year of Living Alphabetically where she describes what she is doing.
“I had a new idea this past week about structure that I’m hereby officially announcing I’m going to implement this year. I’ve done lots of reading about goals (rather than work toward actually achieving mine?) and one of the consistent tips is to make public announcements and create accountability to others and enlist their support in your efforts. So, my new idea is this: I’m going to use the 26 letters of the alphabet to create a weekly theme based on each letter, cycling through the alphabet twice in a 52 week year.“
She’s now up to F.
- B is for Being
- C is for Common Courtesy, Civil Discourse, and Consequences
- D is for Democracy
- E is for Effort
- F is for February (I had another word in mind for F – oh well)
I can foreshadow a little – Amy has told me that “G is for Geography”, something I’m particularly lousy at.
For all of you out there that know Amy and want to get a taste for her writing, now is a good time to start following her blog.