We hope you have a fabulous holiday season with friends and family. We are taking a blog break for a week to enjoy some time with our families, so come back next Thursday for more GWP awesomeness (is that a word?). We’ve collected a few links to tide you over until we’re back – you know, for when the turkey hangover wears off and you’re looking for an escape from the relatives 🙂
Check out Marcy’s post today What If Santa Were Real?
Someone hacked Lisa’s website (she’s still bitter), so instead here’s the five most popular GWP posts of the year.
A Year In Review – seems like everyone is doing a collection of the year’s best posts
Jane Friedman has collected what she says are the 12 best articles about writing posted in 2011. Some of these are more academic in nature than others, but worthwhile reading.
Jane Friedman has also collected the very best of her own posts from this year (if you don’t already follow her blog). Lots and lots of great stuff here to sift through. A good site to bookmark and read one or two posts over your morning coffee (or other caffeinated beverage of choice) for a few days.
Bookbiz Santa list – sure you want to go with a royalty-based publisher? This may make you have second thoughts.
Ever heard of WattPad? It’s a Canadian initiative that’s made some big waves. Here’s a great WattPad success story of a serialized novel. Will be watching to see how this author does on her own.
A New Year’s resolution list for writers – you know someone was going to do it. This is pretty good. How many are you willing to give a go at?
If you’ve enjoyed and benefited from GWP weekly writing posts, we’d appreciate it if you dropped a quick email to the Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites For Writers contest on our behalf. Nominations close Jan. 1st. Make sure to take a minute and nominate your favorite blog or website – we hope we’re one of them – but do it even if we’re not.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and put 101 Best Websites nomination in the subject line. Write a brief bit about why the site should be included in the list and give the name and url of the website/blog.
Marcy and Lisa
P.S. Here’s a little Christmas cheer for ya!