It’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
Happy holidays on behalf of all of us at Writers Helping Writers and One Stop For Writers.
Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, a portal to powerful, innovative tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.
You know, your site has got to be one of the absolute best—easily in the TOP 5—for writers 😀
BECCA PUGLISI says
Thank you, Donna! I hope you have a wonderful holiday week :).
Jay Hicks says
Best wishes Becca and Angela. Many thanks for your awesomeness. Nothing else to say! Happy holidays, blessings, Jay.
ANGELA ACKERMAN says
Thanks Jay! Wishing you a wonderful holiday!
Carol Baldwin says
I recognize lots of those posts! You guys are the BEST!
ANGELA ACKERMAN says
Thanks Carol–hope you had a lovely holiday!