During its first full year in action, my WritersDigest.com blog (The Writer’s Dig) reached amazing heights and has become one of the most popular parts of our website. First, I want to thank everyone for that—without your support and clicks, I wouldn’t be able to do what I love, which is find and share excellent information on the writing and publishing process.
Second, I’ve gathered my 19 most popular articles from this past year (per my good friend, Google Analytics) so you don’t have to wade through the site on your own finding the best of the best. The articles cover everything from grammar to blogging to inspiration and more. Heck, there’s even a couple of funny posts that made the cut. Bookmark these links and reference them as much as you need. Most important, use them as a jumping point to make 2013 your best year of writing yet.
Without further ado, the 19 Most Popular Articles on Writing of 2012:
- Do You Underline Book Titles?
- The 12 Dos and Don’ts of Writing a Blog
- How Many Spaces After a Period
- Snuck vs. Sneaked
- How to Write a Manuscript: 5 Excellent Tips
- 12 Clichés All Writers Should Avoid
- Which vs. That
- The 7 Rules of Picking Names for Fictional Characters
- So You Want to Write a Novel (This is Hilarious)
- The 39 Best Blogs for Writers
- A 12 Day Plan of Simple Writing Exercises
- A Before Consonants and An Before Vowels is Not the Rule
- Get Started Calendar (free download)
- 50 Questions to Consider When Writing a Novel (free download)
- The No. 1 Tip of Successful Writers
- Who vs. Whom
- Hone vs. Home
- 5 Things to Stop Doing if You Really Want to Finish Writing Your Novel
- Leaped or Leapt
As 2012 comes to a close, I just wanted to let you know that I plan to work even harder in 2013 to cover more topics, have more giveaways and generally do everything I can to help get you the information you need to help move your writing career forward.
Want to learn more? Expand your writing knowledge with these great writing books & collections:
- The Essential Guide to Spelling, Style, Usage, Grammar, and Punctuation
- Novelist’s Boot Camp
- Improve Your Short Story Writing