I regularly check my blog stats, but usually to view how my blog is performing day to day or month to month. It’s encouraging to see that my traffic is growing and it’s valuable to see what posts are doing well so I can create more like the highest performing ones. I work hard to provide content that is helpful for my reader.
I was checking my stats for last year, and I was blown away by the support The Writing Pal received. There were some very successful posts! I wanted to share some of the most popular ones, in case you may have missed them.
So here’s to the Best of The Writing Pal in 2017.
Best of The Writing Pal 2017
Do you have tons of great ideas that flit through your head throughout the day? A writer’s notebook will help you keep them organized as they come and go and accessible when you are ready to write. This post will walk you through my favorite categories for a writer’s notebook.
I love podcasts about writing because sometimes I’m in a creative writing mindset, but I have housework to do. With podcasts, I can listen, feel inspired, and be informed while I get chores or errands done. Some of the podcasts I mention inspire me to write, and all of them are very informative about the craft of writing.
A writing routine will drastically improve a writing session. It’s essential to know what works for you. This post has seven ways to improve your writing routine. Try them to figure out what works best for you. But keep in mind that every writer has a different style. So don’t be afraid to try new things to find your best writing routine. And don’t worry if something doesn’t work. Find what works for you and stick to it (with some wiggle room to try things that might work better), no matter what anyone else is doing.
Character development is one of the most important aspects of a successful story. But developing strong characters can be challenging. Writing from another character’s perspective will help you pick a narrator for your story and learn more about your characters. Getting inside the character’s head can be a great way to know them.
I absolutely HATE it when people call themselves aspiring writers. I much prefer aspiring author. If you want to write, you are a writer. This post is a collaboration of what more than eight writers think it takes to be a writer. And good news. Odds are, you are probably a writer. 😉
Using the five senses is an amazing way to bring a scene to life. To create sensory detail and really capture the reader’s attention. Make them feel like they are in the story. This post goes through each of the five senses and asks questions to help you brainstorm how scenes in your writing might be enhanced if you incorporate some of the five senses.