Posted by: Kerry Gans | December 29, 2016

12 Links of Christmas 2016 – the Best of Top Picks Thursday

12 Links of Christmas 2016 – the Best of Top Picks Thursday

On this last Thursday of the year, we look back on our readers’ favorite Top Picks Thursday links. Because of a couple of ties, there are 14 in this year’s list. Enjoy!

  1. Claire Fuller – Writing a Dual Narrative

Malcolm Mackay – How to Write Fully-formed Characters in Fiction

  1. Alison Flood – Income for US Authors Falls Below Federal Poverty Line

Chuck Wendig – Writing Dialogue and How It Relates to Plot and Character

  1. Roz Morris – Avoid This Plotting Pitfall When Writing Drafts at Speed
  1. Nancy Lin – Tools to Help with Editing
  1. Kimberley Grabas – Biggest Marketing or Platform-building Hurdles and How to Overcome Them
  1. Michelle Hauck – Query Questions with Eric Smith
  1. Kristen Lamb – Real Writers Don’t Self-Publish
  1. Janice Hardy – Hooking the Reader’s Brains and Heart
  1. Kim C. Dale – 7 Signs Your Novel is Doomed and How to Avoid Them
  1. Steven Spohn – I Am Not Your Plot Device
  1. Roz Morris – Why Novelists Should Read Obituaries

After 2 years of Roz Morris taking the top spot, we have a new #1:

  1. Agent Eric Smith – My Wish List

I hope that list is up-to-date, Eric!

Have a safe and Happy New Year, everyone! Thank you for reading, and we will see you in 2017!








  1. Well I certainly can’t complain about being beaten by Agent Eric and his wishlist. Thank you, Author Chroniclers – and let’s write our socks off in 2017!


    • We intend to, Roz! Have a great New Year’s.


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