The Top 10 Writing Posts from December 2016

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in December 2016:

  1. Affect vs Effect & 34 Other Common Confusions
  2. Write Your Novel In A Year - Week 48: 5 Elements You Need In Chapter One To Hook Your Reader
  3. 27 Inspiring Gift Ideas For Writers (& Readers)
  4. How A Timeline Helps You Plot A Novel
  5. 15 Fabulous Resources For Short Story Writers
  6. 37 Fictional Drugs And Substances - Infographic
  7. 7 Things To Do When You Need Inspiration And It Just Won’t Come
  8. Writing Prompts For December 2016
  9. 35 Items To Add To Every Writer's Wish List
  10. Write Your Novel In A Year: Week 50: Building Your Brand As An Author

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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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The Top 10 Writing Posts From November 2016

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in November 2016:

  1. 127 Prompts To Finish Before You Write About Yourself
  2. 6 Ways To Shorten Your Sentences And Improve Your Writing
  3. 10 Ways To Create Dangerously Nuanced Antagonists
  4. Stay On Track With Our NaNoWriMo 2016 Calendar
  5. P.S. It's Time To Remove Those Adverbial Dialogue Tags
  6. Why You Should Not Use Nominalisations When You Write
  7. Write Your Novel In A Year - Week 44: White Hot Writer – 7 Tricks To Write Faster
  8. Write Your Novel In A Year - Week 46: 3 Lessons On Theme, Character, And Plot
  9. 33 Commonly Misunderstood Words & Phrases
  10. 12 Common Writing Mistakes Bloggers Make

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The Top 10 Writing Posts from October 2016

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in October 2016:

  1. How Long Did It Take To Write The World’s Most Famous Books?
  2. 4 Remarkably Simple Tips To Help You Write Anywhere
  3. 18 Beautiful Words With No English Equivalent
  4. Write Your Novel In A Year - Week 40: 3 Rules You Can Break To Start Your Story
  5. A 5-Part Story Structure For Beginners
  6. 6 Ways To Publish A Book - Everything You Need To Know
  7. 17 Resources For Writing About Troubled Fictional Characters
  8. The Science Behind Writing Drunk And Editing Sober
  9. Stay On Track With Our NaNoWriMo 2016 Calendar
  10. Which Shakespeare Play Should You See?

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The Top 10 Writing Posts from September 2016

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in September 2016:

  1. Have You Tried The Most Dangerous Writing App?
  2. What Makes A Reader Stop Reading A Book?
  3. Write Your Novel In A Year - Week 35: 3 Must-Have Scenes That Reveal Character
  4. 5 Weak Words To Avoid & What To Use Instead
  5. 17 Questions A Reader Needs To Ask To Become A Better Writer
  6. 7 Writing Tips From Roald Dahl
  7. Write Your Novel In A Year - Week 36: 3 Must-Have Scenes That Reveal Plot
  8. Why You Need White Space When You Write (And 5 Ways To Create It)
  9. The Anatomy Of A Best-Selling Book (Infographic)
  10. 23 Interesting Blog Post Ideas For Creative People

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The Top 10 Writing Posts from August 2016

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in August 2016:

  1. The 7 Critical Elements Of A Great Book
  2. 6 Things Alfred Hitchcock Can Teach You About Writing
  3. 20 Writing Mistakes Even Native Speakers Make
  4. From Passive Voice To Active Voice - How To Spot It & How To Change It
  5. 10 Things You Need To Remember When You Start A Blog
  6. August Writing Prompts
  7. Write Your Novel In A Year - Week 32: Your 6 Indispensable Plot Pivots
  8. How To Tell If You Have Too Much Plot In Your Story
  9. The 5 Most Common Editing And Proofreading Mistakes
  10. The 14 Top-Earning Authors - 2016

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The Top 10 Writing Posts from July 2016

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in July 2016:

  1. 10 Writing Contests You Should Definitely Enter
  2. 6 Stage Plot Structure For Successful Storytelling
  3. Between Friends: Writing Advice From Hemingway To Fitzgerald
  4. What Fantasy Writers Can Teach Us About Setting
  5. July Writing Prompts
  6. World-Building For Every Genre: The Ultimate Setting Checklist
  7. 25 Email Etiquette Tips For Professional People
  8. The 9 Essential Social Media Platforms
  9. Write Your Novel In A Year - Week 26: 3 Tough Questions You May Be Facing
  10. 3 Reasons Why Creative Writers Make The Best Content Writers

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The Top 10 Writing Posts from June 2016

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in June 2016:
  1. 60 Things For Your Characters To Do When They Talk Or Think
  2. The Only Character Questionnaire You Need to Complete
  3. 7 Other Characters To Consider When You Write A Book
  4. 7 Simple Things To Remember About Setting
  5. 20 Writing Tips From Famous Authors
  6. How To Convey Setting In Dialogue - Without Sounding Like A B&B Brochure
  7. June Writing Prompts
  8. The 18 Responses You Need For Content To Go Viral
  9. Write Your Novel In A Year - Week 23: Reality Bites
  10. 11 Essential Ingredients Every Blog Post Needs

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The Top 10 Writing Posts from May 2016

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in May 2016:

  1. 33 Perfectly Odd Oxymorons
  2. 10 Dialogue Errors To Avoid At All Costs
  3. 9 Famous Fictional Narcissistic Mothers - And How To Write About Them
  4. 30 Practical Ways To Beat Writer’s Block
  5. 17 Things You Probably Never Knew About Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. The Marshall Plan For Romancing Your Story
  7. May Writing Prompts
  8. Your Must-Have Basic Blogging Checklist
  9. The Portrait Of The Antagonist As A Human Being
  10. Why You Should Remove Buzzwords From Your Social Media Profiles

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The Top 10 Writing Posts from April 2016

These were the new Writers Write posts you enjoyed most in April 2016:
  1. 7 Awesome Foreshadowing Tips For Fiction Writers
  2. The Awesome Foursome Fictional Characters
  3. Flip Your Characters To Twist A Plot
  4. Mirrors And Foils - How Characters Reflect And Highlight One Another
  5. April Writing Prompts
  6. 5 Fool Proof Ways To Write Better Emails
  7. 7 Ways Reading Books Helps Managers Improve Their Perception
  8. 27 Blogging Tips To Grow Your Business
  9. Write Your Novel In A Year - Week 13: Decluttering Your Plot
  10. Write Your Novel In A Year - Week 14: Final Fixes

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