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Once again it’s time to look back at a year that’s just ended, highlight a few of the articles here at The Editor’s Blog.
I’ll let you know which articles have proved most popular and which I recommend you check out. I may even point out a few of my favorite topics.
Before I present my lists, I want to offer my thanks for your visits and tweets and recommendations. I enjoy getting the information into the hands of writers, and you’ve helped each time you passed on a link to an article you found useful. I appreciate all of you; thanks for reading.
The three most popular articles this past year, the most read, are the same that were popular in 2011, just in a different order. These three are by far the most referenced articles at the blog.
Rounding out the top ten—
What I note about these is that they all deal with practical ways of addressing writing issues and story problems. While the articles that typically get the most comments are those more concerned with the writer than the writing—articles on encouragement and dealing with critics and the like—articles on craft are referenced again and again.
While I naturally think that all the articles at The Editor’s Blog are useful, let me point you to a few written in 2012 that you might find particularly helpful.
Concerning technical issues—
Defining Genre (a two-part series)
Point of View (a three-part series)
Concerning the not-so-technical stuff—
Real Writers Write Every Day (it’s not what you think)
A few of my favorites from 2012 that haven’t yet been mentioned—
Whatever brings you to The Editor’s Blog, I hope you find what you need to strengthen your skills and/or encourage yourself to keep writing.
You’ll find links to the full archives in the left sidebar, and category and tag links in the right sidebar. Enjoy your reading. And welcome to 2013. I hope the year is a successful one for you, your writing career, and your goals.