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Interesting blog posts about writing: Jon's Pick of 2016

Somewhere amidst all the interesting happenings of 2016 were some great blog posts containing wisdomous words about writing.

As always, I had a hard time narrowing the list to just twelve, but I finally managed it. Here's my personal selection of the best writing-related blog posts from 2016:
DECEMBER
Email Marketing: 5 Things Authors Should NEVER Do (Anne R. Allen)
www.annerallen.com/email-marketing-5-things-authors-should-never-do
 (by way of Laurie Wallmark)

NOVEMBER
Wanted: Appropriate Filters (Wendy Lawton)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/wanted-appropriate-filters

OCTOBER
The Dreaded Synopsis—What It REALLY Reveals About Our Writing (Kristen Lamb)
https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2016/10/06/the-dreaded-synopsis-what-it-really-reveals-about-our-writing/

SEPTEMBER
Learn How to Set Up the Potential for Change in Character Arcs (Usvaldo de Leon, Jr)
www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/learn-set-potential-change-character-in-arcs

AUGUST
Is This the Single Best Way to Write Powerful Themes? (K. M. Weiland)
www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/single-best-way-write-powerful-themes/

JULY
Four Major Stumbles by Newer Writers (Larry Brooks)
https://killzoneblog.com/2016/07/four-major-stumbles-by-newer-writers.html

JUNE
I am not your Plot Device (Stephen Spohn) www.terribleminds.com/ramble/2016/06/02/steven-spohn-i-am-not-your-plot-device/

MAY
Concept vs. Premise (Larry Brooks)
https://killzoneblog.com/2016/05/concept-vs-premise-the-inherent-opportunity-in-understanding-the-difference.html

APRIL
Part 2: 10 Myths That Sabotage Unsuspecting Novelists (Larry Brooks)
https://killzoneblog.com/2016/04/part-2-10-myths-that-sabotage-unsuspecting-novelists.html

MARCH
Behind the Scam: What Does It Take to Be a ‘Best-Selling Author’? $3 and 5 Minutes (Brent Underwood)
www.observer.com/2016/02/behind-the-scam-what-does-it-takes-to-be-a-bestselling-author-3-and-5-minutes/

FEBRUARY
5 Mistakes That Will Kill Your Query Letter (Kathryn Lilley) https://killzoneblog.com/2016/02/5-mistakes-that-will-kill-your-query-letter.html

JANUARY
The Ten Events of the Highly Successful Writer (James Scott Bell)  
https://killzoneblog.com/2016/01/the-ten-events-of-the-highly-successful-writer.html


How about you?

What were your favorite blog posts from 2016?


If you found these useful, you may also like:

My personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2015
My personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2014
My personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2013


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