The Top 42 Writing Posts of 2015


At the beginning of every year, we post our Top 42 Writing Posts from the previous year.

These were the posts you wanted to see on this website in 2015. We have also included the number of views each post received as at 31 December 2015. The articles are written by Amanda PattersonMia BothaAnthony Ehlers and Donna Radley.

The runaway favourite was The Daily Word Counts of 39 Famous Authors. Please tell us which post you liked best in the comments section below.

Post Views
The Daily Word Counts of 39 Famous Authors 82,923
17 Of The Most Powerful Excerpts From Poetry 38,238
37 Ways To Write About Anger 26,663
Six Sub-Plots That Add Style To Your Story 24,929
93 Extremely Bad Business Writing Habits to Break 23,346
Torture your Character – The Three Most Effective Types of Inner Conflict 20,923
Proust’s Questionnaire – 35 Questions Every Character Should Answer 19,808
How To Become A Writer – The Easy Way – by Neil Gaiman 19,475
WhenTo Use ‘That’ And When To Use ‘Which’ 14,253
How To Write A Beginning And An Ending That Readers Will Never Forget 13,432
11 Things To Know About Dating A Writer 13,106
Word Counts – How Long Should Your Novel Be? 12,514
Howdy Ma’am: 3 Ways To Introduce Your Characters In The First Few Lines 12,208
10 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself As A Writer 11,639
The 5 Best Online Tools to Help You Outline Your Novel 10,915
MakeMe Care – 9 Ways To Ensure An Unforgettable Read 10,906
The 3 Mistakes Writers Make That Stop Us Reading Their Books 10,307
Why First Time Authors Don’t Write The Books They Want To Read 9,948
How To Avoid ‘Telling’ Words 9,656
The Opposite Habits of Famous Writers 9,649
The 9 Types of Unreliable Narrator 9,550
13 Ways To Start A Story 9,228
The 3 Surprises You Need In A Story 9,182
Six Questions To Ask Before You Even Start Your First Draft 8,981
The 12 Worst Mistakes People Make In Email Subject Lines 8,023
NaNoWriMo Calendar – Organise and Conquer! 7,829
Literary Style: 15 Writers and Their Bedrooms 7,462
The Romantic Sub-Plot – 6 Uncommon Romantic Love Interests 7,276
Three Steps To Help You Write Brilliant Descriptions 6,983
10 Remedies For The Horrible Things Writers Tell Themselves 6,891
180 Emotionally Powerful Words To Use In Headlines 6,850
Write Small – Five Ways To Make Your Reader Care 6,543
How To Plot A Perfect Scene In 10 Minutes 6,495
It’s Never Too Late To Start Writing – When 27 Famous Authors Were Published 6,283
5 Things To Consider Before You Write An Epic Fantasy 6,239
Unhinged — Three Plot Devices You Should Definitely Be Using 5,983
12 Inspiring Literacy Quotes 5,903
10 Elementary Tips For Writers From Sherlock Holmes 5,610
Four Ways To Remove Padding Words 5,508
Five Ways To Create Fictional Conflict That Counts 5,467
The Writer’s Journey – Five Exercises To Get You Started 5,447
Three Lines That Will Help You Write A Better First Draft 5,418

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This article has 4 comments

  1. Manimaran Ayyavoo.

    Lively initiative to create lives to live in papers. Persons,places,performances and plots craftily. Wordcraft.

  2. Adrian Tannock

    An intriguing list – going to slowly work my way through it. Sharing! Thanks for posting. Adrian

  3. Writers Write

    Have fun.

  4. Francis James

    Really helpful. Thanks for this!

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