Like, being named “Best Writers’ Resource” in the Chronicle‘s Best Of Austin 2012 issue.
The Micro Fiction Challenge has proven a fun and creative writing game. Prizes have ranged from cold hard cash to mini golf to the current giveaway, two free hours of solitude at WriteByNight (still up-for-grabs).
Great Beginnings is also here to stay. Each week we’ll explore and discuss the opening lines of classic literature, both in advance of and after our upcoming seminar “Great Beginnings.”
The WBN Online Book Club is on a bit of a hiatus, but expect to see it back sometime in 2013.
Some of 2012’s most popular posts:
“Color My Words,” in which Jacqui Bryant discusses racial labels and authorship.
In “Worst. Advice. Ever.” Sarah Rodriguez Pratt touches on some of the silliest writing tips she’s ever heard, and readers add their own to the list.
In “Writing Tactics For Parents …” Heather Nelson busts out some tips on how to get writing done even while dealing with “poop bonanzas” and other parenting joys.
Sarah doesn’t much like people who make marks in their books. (Including me!)
We count off the “10 Worst Literary Valentines.”
Erica Mena starts a good discussion in “Print vs. Online.”
A big fat thank you to all of you fine writers and readers for spending some blog time with us this past year.
But enough reflection! It’s time to look forward to 2013. We are once again open for blog submissions: check out the guidelines, and scan our Best Of section for a sense of what we like. And feel free to pitch me ideas at david[at]writebynight.net
5 Comments to “2012 Blapup”
- Often my only motivation for finishing a book is a desire to move on to the next book without feeling like a failure.
- My health insurance co. sent me a $200 gym reimbursement so I'm going to go buy $200 worth of cake. Bye bye.