Blogging from A to Z Challenge: T is for Treasure

Blogging from A to Z April 2017 Challenge

For the first time, I’m participating in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge! The concept is simple: Each day in April I’ll be blogging on a topic  starting with the letter of the day, beginning with A and progressing to Z by the end of the month. Posts will be short and will relate to my chosen theme: my new coming of age story, Rightfully Ours, released April 1.


T bloggingT is for Treasure

Discovering treasure is the theme of Rightfully Ours. There are several ways in which the theme resonates throughout the story, including the discovery of actual lost treasure and the figurative recognition of that which is valuable. In this case, it is authentic love. Treasure brings to mind buried treasure and pirates, and you’ll find that in the book as well.

In looking up “treasure” before I began this post, I was surprised to learn that the word comes from the Greek and Latin “thesauros/thesaurus,” then through Old French (tresor) to English. I’m sure all writers would agree that the thesaurus (a repository or collection) is a treasure!

For fun, I looked up “thesaurus” at thesaurus.com. Ten synonyms are listed, including, you my have guessed it – “treasury of words.” So, there you have it. We may not all be so lucky as to discover gold doubloons beneath a big, fat, X in the back yard, but most of us have access to a big book of synonyms!

What reference work do you treasure most?


A is for Algebra.

B is for Baking.

C is for Chastity.

D is for Doodling.

E is for Ectopic Pregnancy.

F is for Fracking.

G is for Gold.

H is for Hot Chocolate.

I is for iPodPlaylist.

J is for Jekyll and Hyde.

K is for Karst.

L is for Lentils.

M is for Medals.

N is for NaNoWriMo.

O is for Orchard.

P is for Pirates.

Q is for Quarrel.

R is for Resurrection Choir.

S is for Siblings in Stories.


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11 thoughts on “Blogging from A to Z Challenge: T is for Treasure

  1. I’ll have to attempt this challenge next year 🙂 My most treasured writing resources at the moment are the Writers Helping Writers Thesaurus collection including the Emotion Thesaurus, Negative and Positive Trait Thesauruses, and the online Emotional Wound Thesaurus. I’m working on a series to share how I’m using each to develop characters, back story, and scenes in my current WIP.

  2. Etymology is fun. I usually end up falling into a hole and losing track of time when I do search the origin and history of words, but it’s time well-enjoyed. 😀

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