Posted by: Kerry Gans | December 24, 2015

12 Links of Christmas 2015–the Best of Top Picks Thursday

On our Christmas Eve post this week, we continue our tradition of listing the most popular links from this year’s Top Picks Thursday posts. Enjoy!

12) Ellen Mulholland shares 4 amazing writing resources.

11) Carly Watters explores the myth of overnight success and what those stories have in common.

10) Neal Fitherland reveals copyright myths authors should know.

9) Helping Writers Become Authors discuss writing weaknesses.

8) Jami Gold examines how the story climax forces characters to move forward.

7) Ann Bauer explores why it’s a problem that writers never talk about where their money comes from.

6) The Write Life gives us 10 magazines that pay $500 or more for articles.

5) Chuck Wendig discusses typical rookie mistakes made by new writers.

4) Shayla Eaton describes the problem with Kindle Scout and the solution.

3) Savvy Book Writers have 15 important questions before writing.

2) Emma Darwin explores the elusive quality of voice in writing.

1) Roz Morris takes the top spot for the second year in a row with her post explaining why novelists should read obituaries.

Have a Merry Christmas to our readers who celebrate, and we wish everyone a safe and peaceful holiday season!


  1. Wow! I’m honored. 🙂 Thank you so much for including my blog in your link posts throughout the year.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone at Author Chronicles!


    • Merry Christmas to you, Jami! Thanks for writing such good content all the time. 🙂


  2. I’m just staggering into my inbox for the first time since festivities began… and am thrilled to be mentioned – much less to be the top spot. Happy astonishing new year (when it happens…). And thank you for all the times you’ve shared my blog. Roz x


    • You’re welcome, Roz! Have a wonderful new year yourself!

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