The Top 42 Writing Posts Of 2018

The Top 42 Writing Posts Of 2018

(There was no special reason for the number 42 in 2013 when we started, but we’ve kept up the tradition since then.)

These were the posts you most wanted to see on this website in 2018. The most viewed post was part of our 12 Short Stories Challenge.

The Top 42 Writing Posts Of 2018

Fiction Writing Advice Posts

  1. 10 Cliffhangers That Make Readers Turn The Page
  2. 5 Truly Unusual Ways To Round Out Your Characters
  3. 7 Reasons Why Introverts Make Good Writers
  4. 7 Ways To Evoke The Emotions You Want From Your Readers
  5. 8 Types Of Opening Scenes That Could Work For Your Book
  6. 5 Secret Tricks To Make Your Writing Stronger
  7. 6 Superhero Writing Tips From Stan Lee
  8. 9 Ways To Set Up Believable Fictional Breakups
  9. Use The 7 Deadly Sins To Strengthen Your Antagonist’s Motives
  10. Never Get Stuck For A Plot Point Or Story Twist Again
  11. Is The Age Of The Antihero In Fiction Finally Here?
  12. 10 Really Useful Ways To Avoid Creating Lovable Caricatures
  13. Why Backstory Should Be The Scar Tissue Of Your Book

Blogging/Business Writing Posts

  1. Punctuation For Beginners: What Is Punctuation?
  2. 5 Ways To Improve Your Author (Or Any) Website Immediately
  3. The Top 50 Writing Blogs Of 2018
  4. 5 Tips To Increase Your Productivity As A Writer

Writing Resources Posts

  1. 9 Literary Terms You Need To Know
  2. 20 Clutter Words & Phrases To Avoid
  3. 50 Fabulous Resources For Crime Writers
  4. 9 Useful Character Questionnaires For Writers
  5. 6 Good Reasons To Use Scrivener To Write Your Book
  6. 10 Myths About English Writing (Infographic)
  7. 5 Reasons Why Verbs Are More Effective Than Adjectives
  8. 10 Writing Mistakes Even Book Lovers Make

Miscellaneous Posts

  1. Welcome To The 12 Short Stories Writing Challenge For 2018
  2. All About Writing Prompts & Writing Practice
  3. Why You Need To Read More Books
  4. The Relationship Between Famous Writers & Their Cats
  5. I Read Dead People
  6. 22 Famous Writers Who Died In 2017
  7. Banned Books Week – The 10 Most Challenged Titles Of 2017
  8. The Daily Writing Routines Of 20 Famous Authors
  9. 31 Writing Prompts For March 2018

Tips From Famous Writers

  1. Kerouac’s 30 Rules for Writing
  2. 10 Tips For Writers From Douglas Adams
  3. John Grisham’s 8 Do’s And Don’ts For Popular Fiction
  4. 10 Writing Tips From Virginia Woolf
  5. Maya Angelou’s Writing Process 
  6. V.S. Naipaul’s 7 Rules For Beginner Writers
  7. What 20 Famous Authors Had to Say About Rewriting
  8. Ian Rankin’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction

These were your favourite posts from previous years:

  1. The Top 42 Writing Posts Of 2017
  2. The Top 42 Writing Posts of 2016
  3. The Top 42 Writing Posts of 2015
  4. The Top 42 Writing Posts of 2014
  5. The Top 42 Writing Posts of 2013

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Posted on: 7th January 2019