Tag: a-z challenge 2011

An A-Z of Emotions

An A-Z of Emotions

Here is the master list of posts for my recent series, an A-Z of Emotions: A is for Anger (poem: ‘Outburst’)B is for Boredom (poem: ‘The Female Prufrock’)C is for Confidence (tips for increasing confidence)D is for Desire (discussion about different types of desire)E is for Envy (short story: ‘Green with Envy’)F is for Fear (list of phobias)G is for Grief (tips for coping with grief)H is for Hope (discussion on the usefulness of hope)I is for Ignorance and Innocence (discussion on the difference)J is for Joy (list of things that make me happy)K is for Kindness (list of ideas for […]


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Posted 28th April 2011 in: Blog Fests & Hops. Tagged: ,

A-Z Challenge: W is for Worry

A-Z Challenge: W is for Worry

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I’m doing an A-Z of human emotions, feelings and mental states and today is the letter W and so I’ve decided to write about worry. I used to be a worrier. I spent a lot of time worrying about possible future consequences that may never happen, and it used to keep me awake thinking about the worst possible scenario. Now I try to focus on the present and not worry too much of the future. Worrying does have some benefits- it does prepare you for the worst so that if something does […]


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Posted 27th April 2011 in: Blog Fests & Hops. Tagged: ,

A-Z Challenge: V is for Vulnerability

A-Z Challenge: V is for Vulnerability

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I’m doing an A-Z of human emotions, feelings and mental states and today is the letter V and so I’ve decided to writea poem with the subject of Vulnerability. Vulnerability is feeling that you are weak, defenseless, exposed and open to attack. Most of us feel mildly vulnerable at some times in our lives- when we are undermined by our confident colleagues in the boardroom, when we have to cross the road without a pedestrian crossing, when we’re wearing our swimming costume and it feels like everyone is staring. But some people […]


A-Z Challenge: U is for Uncertainty

A-Z Challenge: U is for Uncertainty

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I’m doing an A-Z of human emotions, feelings and mental states and today is the letter U. U words are often hard to think of. They are usually the negative counterparts of other words and the word I have chosen-uncertainty is no different. It is literally the opposite of feeling certain. It can be a feeling of doubt, a lack of knowledge about future events or the feeling of being unsure about ourselves.Uncertainty is a part of all of our lives. We may experience it when wondering which career path to take, […]


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Posted 25th April 2011 in: Blog Fests & Hops. Tagged: ,

A-Z Challenge: T is for Tension

A-Z Challenge: T is for Tension

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I’m doing an A-Z of human emotions, feelings and mental states and today is the letter T and so I’m writing about Tension. Tension is something we writers are always trying to create in our novels. Without tension many readers would get bored and put the book down as tension is the driving force that keeps them wanting to know what happens next. But how do you create tension in your writing without describing the atmosphere as tense? Focus on describing sensations such as the heart pumping, quick breathing, prickling scalp, sweaty […]


A-Z Challenge: S is for Surprise

A-Z Challenge: S is for Surprise

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I’m doing an A-Z of human emotions, feelings and mental states and today is the letter S and I’m doing Surprise! Not everyone likes surprises- some people like to be prepared for everything. I love surprises though, provided they’re nice ones of course! My partner is hopeless at surprises. He will do something really nice for me like booking a weekend away at a hotel or buying me an amazing present, but he can never manage to keep it a secret until the big day and usually ends up blurting it out […]


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Posted 22nd April 2011 in: Blog Fests & Hops. Tagged: ,

A-Z Challenge: R is for Remorse and Regret

A-Z Challenge: R is for Remorse and Regret

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I’m doing an A-Z of human emotions, feelings and mental states and today is the letter R. I couldn’t choose between Remorse and Regret, and as they are so similar I decided to do both. Remorse and regret are very similar emotions. They both involve a negative feeling about a past action that you have done. However, there is a difference between them. Remorse is the feeling that you wish you hadn’t taken that action because it was wrong and if you had the opportunity to do it again you would do […]


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Posted 21st April 2011 in: Blog Fests & Hops. Tagged: ,

A-Z Challenge: Q is for Quixotism

A-Z Challenge: Q is for Quixotism

Today I must apologise for being late with my A-Z Blogging Challenge. I’m doing an A-Z of human emotions, feelings and mental states and yesturday I was supposed to be doing Q. Somewhere in between getting back from work, eating dinner, doing my chores and watching Glee before falling asleep it completely slipped my mind. So I’m very sorry and tonight I’ll be posting both my Q post for yesturday and my R post for today. So here goes. Q was the trickiest letter so far. Try to think of an emotion or mental state beginning with Q and nothing […]


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Posted 21st April 2011 in: Blog Fests & Hops. Tagged: ,