Posted by: Kerry Gans | December 27, 2018

The 12(ish) Links of Christmas 2018

As the Author Chronicles takes a much-needed hiatus, we bring you our annual Best Of Top Picks Thursday blog. We post about 2,500 links a year, so it can be hard to keep up with them all. Below are the most popular links of the year. Catch up and enjoy!

  1. Linda Yezak: 2 Simple Pacing Techniques that Grab Readers
    Dawn Field: The Three-Act Structure: Formulaic or Foundational?
  1. Jane Friedman: Start Here: How to Write a Book Proposal
    Diana Hurwitz: Landscaping Your Story World
  1. R.J. Crayton: Tips to Help Pantsers Get Moving Again When The Story Stops
    Rachelle Gardner: Write an Author Bio They’ll Remember
  1. Theresa Stevens: Converting Backstory into Character
    R.N. Morris: Plotting the Perfect Crime (Novel)
  1. Jenny Hansen: To Nano or Not to Nano…
  1. Tiffany Yates Martin: The Efficient Author’s Cheat Sheet for Creating Suspense and Tension
  1. Janice Hardy: How to Use Focused Brainstorming to Develop Our Plot
  1. Melissa Donovan: 12 Character Writing Tips for Fiction Writers
  1. Janice Hardy: 8 Signs You Might be Over-Plotting Your Novel
  1. Arthur Klepchukov: Fiction Writing Contest Worth Your Time in Fall 2018 [Obviously these have passed for this year, but put them on your calendar for next year!]
  1. Kristen Kieffer: The First Act: Nailing Your Novel’s Opening Chapters

And our most popular link this year:

  1. Roz Morris: Bringing the Dead to Life…Why Novelists Should Read Obituaries

I hope you enjoyed these favorites from 2018. We look forward to bringing you more writerly links in 2019! Have a safe and happy New Year, everyone!


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