What am I referring to, you might ask??? 3 novels? 25 chapter books? 516 picture books? 5,160 greeting cards??
No. It’s much more than that.
I am referring to hard work, dear readers. Over the past year, PubCrawl has brought you advice, facts and information about publishing, interesting interviews, book recommendations, and also…pictures of cute dogs. They have given you content for an ENTIRE YEAR in just 206,476 words.
I volunteered for the task of perusing our archives to create a Best of 2012 list of goodness for you. I volunteered because I thought it would be fun to reread some posts, and even more so to read some for the first time that I may have missed over the year. What I didn’t expect was how difficult it would be to pick the Best of the Best posts! There are so many good ones!!
Well. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.
For those in the throes of writing, some helpful posts for you:
- Finding the Time to Write
- Getting a Scene from Brain to Paper
- Finding Inspiration Outside of your Usual Genre
- Creating the Perfect Foil
- On Writing Sequels (or What about Book 3?)
- Which Point-of-View is Right for You?
- The Mysterious Getting of Ideas
- Self Discipline for the Distracted Writer
For those revising their manuscript:
- How I Edit (by St. Martins editor S. Jae-Jones)
- Finding a Critique Partner
- Tackling Revisions
- Add Depth to your Story with Motifs!
- Exposition Blindness
- Filter Words
- On Inadequacy (or Having Faith in your own Writing)
For those taking the next steps (querying, conferences, social media, etc):
- The Great Big Post of Querying
- How to Write a 1-page synopsis
- What kind of convention/conference is Right for You?
- The Importance of Letting it Go
- Blogging: An Existential Crisis
- Self-promotion: an Author’s Perspective
For those looking for a good book to read (some Pub Crawl recommendations):
- A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
For those interested in the Publishing Industry:
- Scoring that Summer Internship
- Book Juggling (life as a book buyer)
- How to determine your author fee
- The Bologna Book Fair for Beginners
- Life as a Publishing Sales Rep
- Licensed Movie Tie-in and ideas
- So You Think You Want my Job? (Guest post from a Library Assistant)
- How to Become a Literary Agent in 2 Easy Steps
For general fun reads:
And for a history on books:
- D.E.A.R Time just Wouldn’t Be the Same without You (A History on Reading)
- An Interview with Don Taylor, Book binder
And there you have it folks! 2012’s BEST POSTS OF PUBCRAWL, but only IMHO.
We’re closing down for the holidays, but we’ll be back on January 7th with a ton of giveaways to kick off 2013! So stay tuned and see you after the apocalypse!
Happy, happy holidays!!!