On Writing - Our Top 25 Posts Of All Time

At the end of every year, we look at which posts were viewed most over the previous 12 months. This year, however, we were curious to find out which of our writing posts were the most popular of all time

So we decided to start 2017 with the 25 posts you've viewed most on our blog over the past five years. (The number of views indicated here are from 31 December 2016.) 

Our top post has almost 2 million views, and we've seen it used in varying formats across the internet. The second and third posts have more than 1 million views combined.

The posts vary. They include reference sheets for writers, longer posts on grammar and creative writing, a selection of excerpts from poetry, business writing tips, writing prompts, and quotations. We hope you enjoy them. 

Tell us which one you liked most in the comments section.

Our Top 25 Writing Posts Of All Time

Blog Post Title

Views

1.    45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word 'Very'

1,998,826

2.    Cheat Sheets For Writing Body Language

601,532

3.    155 Words To Describe An Author's Tone

520,280

4.    Synonyms for 95 Commonly Used Words - A Mini-Thesaurus for Writers

473,713

5.    123 Ideas For Character Flaws

188,175

6.    Persuasive Writing - Emotional vs Intellectual Words

176,497

7.    The Daily Word Counts of 39 Famous Authors

151,709

8.    17 Of The Most Powerful Excerpts From Poetry

112,621

9.    15 Questions Authors Should Ask Characters

88,593

10.  The 12 Common Character Archetypes

75,819

11.  350 Character Traits - A Fabulous Resource for Writers

72,995

12.  209 Words To Describe Touch

70,152

13.  Body Language Reference Sheet

68,656

14.  20 Myths To Use As Writing Prompts

66,678

15.  Eight Commonly Misused Words

63,997

16.  37 Ways To Write About Anger

56,628

17.  30 Examples To Help You Master Concord

55,983

18.  Psychopath Or Sociopath - What's The Difference?

49,275

19.  The 5 Elements Of A Story

49,010

20.  16 Types of Government - A Writer's Resource

43,471

21.  5 Incredibly Simple Ways To Help Writers Show And Not Tell

41,911

22.  6 Sub-Plots That Add Style To Your Story

35,265

23.  Write Your Novel In A Year - Week 35: 3 Must-Have Scenes That Reveal Character

34,873

24.  The Top 12 Literary Love Quotes

34,511

25.  Show! Don't tell. - 10 Verbs That Make You Tell

33,891

The posts were mostly written by Amanda PattersonMia BothaAnthony Ehlers, and Donna Radley. Thank you for your brilliant contributions.

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