From Writer’s Digest. Because I, anyway, always learn something (except how to make the perfect cup of coffee, I can never seem to learn that…):
The 18 Most Popular Articles on Writing of 2011
We posted more than 1,300 articles to WritersDigest.com this year and, quite frankly, that’s a lot. It’s hard to sift through all of that, so I’ve gathered the 18 most popular articles to share with you—a mix of fiction, nonfiction, writer’s rights, agenting, publishing and a bit of humor. Bookmark these links and reference them as much as you need. There’s something for everyone here, so read on. Your manuscript and writing career will thank you.
Without further ado, the 18 Most Popular Article on Writing of 2011:
- The 7 Deadly Sins of Writing
- 8 Ways to Write a 5-Star Chapter One
- How to Craft Compelling Characters
- 3 Secrets to Great Storytelling
- How to End Your Chapters (the Right Way)
- The 7 Tools of Dialogue
- A 12-Day Plan of Simple Writing Exercises
- What Writers Need to Know About Copyrights (FAQs)
- The 90 Top Secrets of Bestselling Authors
- 10 Ways to Launch Strong Scenes
- Are You a Word Nerd? Take This Quiz.
- The 4 Pet Peeves of Freelancers (and How to Tackle Them)
- How to Be a Successful Ghostwriter
- How These Writers Got Their Agents–And What You Can Learn From Them
- The 5 Essential Story Ingredients
- 25 Ways to Improve Your Writing in 30 Minutes a Day
- Read These Successful Query Letters
- How to Revise Your Work (& Awesome Editing Symbols You Should Know)
Going to be sneaking over to this list over the next couple of weeks. Since I can’t take any solace in spiked eggnog, why not writing advice?
Yes, there are definitely a few I want to check out, with or without eggnog! Preferably with spiked eggnog, though. Actually preferably with a little glass of Bailey’s. But we don’t have any. So probably just unspiked eggnog, my son’s heavily sprinkled homemade Christmas cookies, and fatigue.