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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
I want to celebrate the start of 2014 by sharing what I believe are my best blog posts from 2013. Below is a list I compiled. There are a lot of helpful tips and even posts that’ll make you smile. I hope you find something that you’re looking for to lift you up and inspire your writing.
I picked this as number one because it is my second most-viewed post on my blog. I created my 30 Day Writing Challenge because I couldn’t find a challenge on the internet worth completing. I wanted something that would help me to develop story ideas and characters, so I made my own challenge with the goal of inspiring writers to create.
I received a lot of positive feedback on this deeply personal essay. I am glad I shared it on my blog . . . I almost didn’t.
I got the crazy idea to write blogs based on events from the fourth book of my (unpublished) supernatural-thriller series, and I’m glad I did because they have been received very well. This post was important for me to share because it is so real. One of my favorite bloggers and a dear friend of mine, Gina Stoneheart, also contributed to it.
This was another post I felt was important because we lose loved ones all the time. And if we do, our characters can too. I also opened the comments as a place for readers to remember the loved ones they lost.
I created this post for Cassie Mae’s Nerd Bloghop to promote her book, How to Date a Nerd. I had a lot of fun sharing the nerdiest thing about myself.
Here is another fun post. It has the most pictures of me from when I was a child and doubles as a cover reveal for Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc by PK Hrezo.
I didn’t think this post would receive any sort of attention, so imagine my surprise when it is the most Googled topic and was even listed on a Tumblr blog as a reference for writing about kidnappings.
I am still surprised at how many people Google how to write about kidnappings and torture. There are a lot of twisted writers out there. ;) lol :P
This was my second IWSG post. It contains a cookie recipe and a unique story behind the ingredients.
My nephews have inspired my life from the moment they were born. In this post I talk about how my nephews have influenced my writing.
And since it’s so hard to pick just 10, here are 5 Honorable Mentions:
I wish all of you a wonderful New Year full of creativity, happiness, and love! :)