In honor of the New Year, I thought I’d do one of those handy dandy recap posts.
So, here are my 10 best posts from 2012!
Lessons that can be learned from a bestselling-novel-turned Hollywood blockbuster.
Why it made this list: Studying smash hits such as The Hunger Games is important. Something in this movie resonated with audiences across the globe. How can we emulate these storytelling tactics in our own work?
All of the Twitterquette you need to know as a writer!
Why it made this list: It’s important to put your best foot forward on the internet, because you don’t know who is watching. I’ve seen countless screenwriters get burned on Twitter, because it’s easy to get caught up in arguments or spew criticisms that set your reputation on fire.
Here are 12 unique resources for screenwriters!
Why it made this list: I find myself returning to this list again and again when I’m stuck on a story and need inspiration. Some of these resources are well known, and some hidden in obscure corners of the internet.
The five basics of creativity that writers should know.
Why it made this list: This is one of my most popular posts. Why? Because if you can understand creativity and how it works, you can then become a more creative person. And creativity is instrumental in… well, being a writer!
Why it made this list: You’ll never get anywhere if you can’t finish your stories. Stay productive, form these habits today!
Creative strategies applied to screenwriting.
Why it made this list: This is one of my most popular posts, particularly because all of the approaches to screenwriting are based on real creativity studies. Try them today!
Why it made this list: It’s an interesting subject! Especially for those of us who are paranoid about these kinds of things 🙂
The benefits of marathons and how to successfully accomplish one!
Why it made this list: Writing for hours on end is an effective way of boosting your productivity while staying immersed in your story world. These eight tips will help you master the art of marathon writing!
Why are stories where the couple doesn’t end up together so successful?
Why it made this list: I find it interesting that movies with bittersweet endings actually do quite well with audiences. This article details why keeping your lead couple apart may create a more compelling story.
My fancy-shmancy manual detailing how you can win NaNoWriMo.
Why it made this list: You can download it for free! And if that’s not reason enough to put it on this list, I don’t know what is 🙂
Happy New Year, everyone!