A-Z Challenge,  Writing

A is for Amanita

The April A to Z Challenge has begun!

And I’m kicking it off with A is for Amanita.

So, my theme for this year is writing. (How original, eh?) And I actually had a different topic planned for A, but due to circumstances beyond my control, that topic had to be delayed. So, I’m choosing Amanita instead.

If you don’t know, Amanita is a genus of mushroom, and some of the mushrooms in this classification are extremely poisonous.

Amanita Muscaria. Photo from Wikipedia.

In one of the stories I am working on, mushrooms play a significant role, and I have had a lot of fun researching them. It’s a topic I never thought of much before, but once I dove into it, I found myself in a new, fascinating world. It’s one of the things that I love about writing. You can learn so much even when you didn’t intend to. Sometimes, even something as simple as trying to correctly spell or correctly describe a piece of scenery or clothing can turn into the most intriguing lesson.

What interesting things have you learned (whether you intended to or not) through the process of writing?   


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