Happy Holidays: Our Most Popular 2016 Posts For Writers

top-2016-blog-postsIt’s that time of year where Becca and I sneak off to the liquor cabinet for some adult beverages to drink some rich hot chocolate in front of a roaring fire so we can enjoy some family togetherness and reflect on all the wonders the universe has brought us this year.

We hope that you will all have a wonderful break too. Make time for the little things! Relax, play a few games, drink some nog, eat some bad things. Life should be celebrated.

We’ll be back in 2017, but in the meantime if you get a bit twitchy for some Writers Helping Writers goodness, we’ve put together some of our most popular posts this year.

Top 5 Most Popular Posts

Something strange happens at WHW each year…often our most popular posts are ones from a year or two ago that really resonated, and this year is no exception. Have a peek:

The Four Types of Character Flaws

Understanding Character Wounds: A List of Common Themes

Hidden Emotions: How to Tell Readers What Characters Don’t Want to Show

Planning a Novel: Character Arc In A Nutshell

Struggle With “Show, Don’t Tell”? Try This Ultimate Description Toolkit


Top 5 Posts Written In 2016

And as for the best posts written in 2016, a drum roll please…

Introducing One Stop For Writers’ NEW Structure Tool: Story Maps

35 Posts To Help Writers Elevate Their Craft & Marketing Skills

Grow Reader Empathy By Showing Your Protagonist’s Vulnerable Side

The Emotional Roller Coaster: Why Characters Resist Change

How To Turn Your Setting Into An Obstacle Course


Top 5 Guest Posts This Year

Finally, here are the top guest posts from 2016. We think these articles all deserve an encore, don’t you?

5 Important Ways to Use Symbolism in Your Story

Character Descriptions — Learn From The Pros!

How To Keep Your Story Moving and Character Believable

Writing Patterns Into Fiction: Scene and Sequel

Mastering the Art of a Cliffhanger Chapter Ending

Let’s Work Together To Build Amazing Fiction



What’s the holiday season without gifts, am I right? Well, we have a little something for you: a code that will give you 25% off any plan at One Stop For Writers.

one-stop-for-writers-lgAs a writer, there are so many things I wish existed to help me write stronger fiction. Now with One Stop For Writers, Becca, Lee & I actually get to make these tools and resources!

Registration is free, so stop by if you like. Should you wish to take advantage of the 25% off code, just visit your My Subscription page under the Account tab and cut and paste this code:


into the coupon code box provided. Activate the code, and once the code box disappears, select any plan and get a one-time 25% discount off your next invoice.

(All subscribers without a current discount code activated can use this, but it expires on January 15, 2017, so apply it before then.) 

Happy holidays on behalf of all of us at Writers Helping Writers and One Stop For Writers.
















Angela is an international speaker and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also enjoys dreaming up new tools and resources for One Stop For Writers, a library built to help writers elevate their storytelling.
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6 Responses to Happy Holidays: Our Most Popular 2016 Posts For Writers

  1. :Donna says:

    You know, your site has got to be one of the absolute best—easily in the TOP 5—for writers 😀

  2. Jay Hicks says:

    Best wishes Becca and Angela. Many thanks for your awesomeness. Nothing else to say! Happy holidays, blessings, Jay.

  3. Carol Baldwin says:

    I recognize lots of those posts! You guys are the BEST!

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