Looking back at the best of 2019

Well, here we go off into the wild blue yonder of 2020.

Like many of you, I’ve been thinking about the coming new decade. But one can’t move forward without some retrospect. So, I looked back at the most popular posts of 2019 on my blog, and share.

So, without further ado, here is the countdown to Jean’s Writing top 10 posts of 2019.

10- How to tell if your female character is strong

9- What you can do with old stories? 

8- Be smart, and avoid my mistake

7- Want an excellent way to sell your books?

6-  Boost your writing with these awesome free tip sheets

5- Have you lost that new writer feeling?

4- How to write a good one-sentence pitch

3- Write like a professional, get the chapters right 

2- Do you want to know how long to make a story? Size Matters.

And the number one read blog post of 2019 was…

1- Encourage a child’s imagination with a book

I hope you enjoyed my walk down memory lane and wish you a wonderful 2020. I can’t wait to see what is written during the next 12 months.

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How to protect your intellectual property

YIKES!

I’m gonna need to set aside a day to hunt down these crooks.

Felony or Flattery? #Copyright Infringement and Content Scraping

Thanks to D.G. Kaye for great information on how to protect our blogs and books.

I don’t know about you, but this was a big surprise to me. I knew there were a couple of sites that pirated books, but no idea this many. Or, that blogs were being “scraped.”

Let me know what you think.

Did you search for your blog and/or books? Find anything?

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Your book won an award, now what?

Other than celebrate.

Celebrating

Click this link and read 13 suggestions on how to share your excitement with the world.

13 Ways to Use a Book Award for Marketing

1-2-3 place award metalsDid this get your imagination pumping?

Which of the 13 did you find most enlightening?

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How to use a simple method for a good story?

Of course, we all understand writing is hard. But what if you could simplify the process of starting?

Recently, I stumbled across an interesting article that helped me formulate this idea of change-

How to Write a Good Story: You’ll Love This Simple Method by 

In this article, I learned how to break down a story smaller and smaller until I get to the core.

Dead or Alive written on paper

  • One word can change a sentence.
  • One changed sentence can change a paragraph.
  • One changed paragraph can change the plot.

 

And how to successfully use PLOT Mutation.

Looking at sky through cutout

By looking at a story with a different perspective and making a simple, but profound change, you can turn an old plot into your own.

Give Tal’s article a read and see if you can manipulate a story into something new.

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