This week marks the 1-year anniversary of this blog, There Are No Rules. I am still finding the right combination of content and perspective that will help you, so on this anniversary, I offer this invitation:
- What questions, topics, and subjects do you want me to cover in the year ahead?
- What do you need the most help with?
- What has been most helpful to you in the past year, to help you advance your writing career (from anywhere!)?
- What would you like more of?
- What could you do without?
- What information do you usually remember most from this blog? Why do you read it?
Everyone who comments on this post (and includes their e-mail address), will receive, in PDF form, my presentations and handouts from my talks on how to succeed as a writer in a transformational time in publishing.
The best commenter (as judged by me!) will have a choice of a 15-minute phone consultation, a query letter critique, or a first-page critique.
Now, to celebrate my best content from the past year, in case you missed it!
2 Most Popular Posts of All Time
8 Articles/Posts All Writers Should Have Read in 2008
FYI, if you're a blogger, you should know by now that list posts almost always perform better than all others.
On Being One of 100,000+ People Stranded in Thailand
Of course a tale of my misadventure would do well! As the Brazen Careerist has said, it's the personal element that often brings your readers back for more. (True?)
Save Time Tips (using Google tools and other tech solutions). After the first tip that's linked here, look for two more tips immediately after.
How to Avoid Sabotaging Your Writing Career (1-7)
Here's #7, with a link to the others at the bottom of the post.
10 Years in Publishing: What I've Learned (1-5)
Here's #5. Click on nearest preceding days for 1-4.
Biggest Traffic Generator in One Day
Best Practical Answers/Solutions for Writers
Best Big-Picture Views for Writers
Posts With Hidden Content You Might've Missed
WD Editors' Intensive Cheat Sheet (great links to how-to-get-published, plus how to get connected)
Recap: Harriette Austin Writers Conference (red flags in first 15 pages, PDF download of my workshop on honing a great nonfiction book concept)
Want to guest blog here? I'd like to extend an invitation to writers (whether you blog or not): If you have tips, advice, success stories, or not-so-successful stories to share, let me know privately via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter. (You can also reach me through this portal.) I'm starting a guest series on Fridays and would love to feature all kinds of perspectives.