It’s a time to look backward. What are the 13 most popular posts on Fiction Notes in 2013? Here’s the countdown!
Posts Written in 2013
13. 63 Character Emotions to Explore When your character gets stuck at sad, even sadder and truly sad, explore these options for more variety.
12. 5 Quotes to Plot Your Novel By. We always like to know what other authors think about writing and how they work. These quotes are a tiny insight into the writing process.
11. 5 More Ways to Add Humor. Ever popular, but hard to get right, I always need help being funny.
10. Nonfiction Picture Books: 7 Choices. What types of nonfiction picture books are popular now, especially with the Common Core State Standards.
8. Help Me Write a Book. A list of suggested resources that will help you write a book.
7. 7 Reasons Your Manuscript Might Be Rejected. A discussion of the rejection cycle and how to defeat it.
6. 9 Traits of Sympathetic Characters. How to make that protagonists a nice-guy or nice-girl.
5. 29 Plot Templates. Lost on where to start plotting? Consider one of these options.
4. 30 Days to a Stronger Novel. This series continues to be popular. It’s 30 days of tips for making your novel into the story of your dreams.
3. 30 Days to a Stronger Picture Book. Likewise, 30 days of tips for writing a picture book is hugely popular.
2. Picture Book Standards: 32 Pages. The most frequent question people ask about picture books is how long should they be. Here’s the standard answer, with explanations for why 32 pages is the standard.
1. 12 Ways to Start a Novel. 100 classic opening lines are categorized into twelve ways of opening a novel.
This list reflects the range of topics that consume me and that I want to write about. But it’s not just about me. Please leave a comment with one topic you’d like to see discussed this year.