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The Top 42 Writing Posts of 2014


Last year we posted The Top 42 Writing Posts of 2013. We want to carry on this tradition every year. These were the posts you wanted to see on this website in 2014. We have also included the number of views each post received as at 31 December 2014.

The articles are written by Amanda Patterson, Mia Botha and Anthony Ehlers.

The runaway favourite with more than one million views was 45 ways to avoid using the word ‘very’

Please tell us which post you liked best in the comments section below.

              Post Views
      1.     45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’ 1,361,105
      2.     Cheat Sheets For Writing Body Language 325,064
      3.     8 Commonly Misused Words 57,221
      4.     The 5 Elements of a Story 34,971
      5.     Persuasive Writing – Emotional vs Intellectual Words 32,935
      6.     15 Questions Authors Should Ask Characters 31,351
      7.     The Locked Room – A simple way to test your plot 26,559
      8.     5 Incredibly Simple Ways to Help Writers Show and Not Tell 22,196
      9.     The Importance of Inciting Moments 18,733
    10.    50 Lyric Titles As Writing Prompts 17,004
    11.    The 12 Question Fiction Writing Conflict Test 14,036
    12.    The 6 Defining Characteristics of Strong Female Protagonists 11,717
    13.    10 Things Successful Authors Do 11,154
    14.    Universal Needs – Creating Characters 10,546
    15.    How To Write A One-Page Synopsis 9,659
    16.    An Editing Checklist For Writers 9,554
    17.    10 Short Story Competitions To Enter Before The End Of 2014 9,506
    18.    The 5 Qualities Published Authors Share 9,472
    19.    Know Your Dashes 9,366
    20.    Confessions of a Serial Killer- How to kill characters when you write 9,352
    21.    Character Questionnaire – How well do you know your hero? 8,901
    22.    10 (Amazingly Simple) Tips to Get You Back on The Writing Track 8,858
    23.    Which one of these is your favourite writing position? 8,411
    24.    The Top 42 Writing Posts of 2013 8,400
    25.    Psychopath or Sociopath – What’s the difference? 8,361
    26.    Which Famous Writer’s Style Is Most Like Your Own? 8,031
    27.    How the 5 senses make stories seem real 7,721
    28.    Types of Love – Creating Characters 7,580
    29.    The 25 Best Quotes About Authors 7,563
    30.    21 Literary Quotes on Beginnings, Middles, and Endings 7,379
    31.    Five guaranteed ways to bore your reader 7,104
    32.    A Fabulous Resource for Writers – 350 Character Traits 7,087
    33.    Punctuation Personality Types – Which one are you? 7,034
    34.    10 Things You Didn’t Know About JK Rowling 6,768
    35.    Seven Extremely Good Reasons to Write the Ending First 6,730
    36.    7 Essential Things to Remember about Very Important Characters 6,486
    37.    Why you need strong verbs when you write 6,400
    38.    20 words used to describe specific tastes and flavours 6,304
    39.    17 Ways To Make your Novel More Memorable 6,267
    40.    Writing About Characters With Phobias 6,201
    41.    How to make your characters shockingly real 6,023
    42.    Examples of Character Archetypes 6,014

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  1. Rick

    This is a great list. Will be bookmarking and coming back. I’ve really enjoyed the cheat sheets. I print them out and keep them beside my computer. Thanks.

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