Hello Writer Bees,
Once in a while, it’s good to take a minute and reflect on your accomplishments. To be proud of yourself. Plus, with the year we’ve all had, I think we’ve deserved some positivity. Often times, I stress and put myself down, like nothing I ever do is enough. In an effort to improve my mental health and confidence, I’m reflecting on some of my favorite posts and moments from 2021. Come stroll down memory lane with me.
May of Mystery
Every May, I shine a spotlight on the mystery genre. Being an aspiring mystery writer myself, it was thrilling to write posts celebrating detective fiction. Check out my posts from May of Mystery.
- Are S.S. Van Dine’s Rules for Writing Detective Stories Still Accurate?
- 5 Subgenres in Mystery Fiction Explained
- What Its Really Like to Write Mystery Fiction: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- Scream for Ice Cream and Murder (Mystery Short Story)
Reaching 1,000+ Readers
For me, it has never been about gaining a mass of followers. I started this blog to connect with and encourage other writers. Honestly, I didn’t think anyone would be interested in what I had to say. And now, I’ve reached over 1,000 amazing, super supportive readers. In the span of 4 years, I might add. I’m incredibly grateful to be a part of the wonderful writing community.
I’m no professor, just an ordinary writer who helps other writers. I try to share writing advice in a conversational, lighthearted tone. Here are some of my favorite writing tips posts from 2021.
- How and When to Cut Unnecessary Characters From Your WIP
- The 3 Ways I Beat Blogger’s Block
- 3 Terrifying Tips on Scaring Your Readers
- Do You Need a Writing Degree to Be a Real Writer?
Top Writing Blog Award from QueryLetter
Frankly, I’m still in shock over this one. How did a knucklehead like me earn a blogging award? I have no clue what I’m doing. Seriously though, this blog is a labor of love. For my humble little platform to be recognized in such a way is so special to me.
Very Short Stories
Apart from writing advice, I’ve also shared my dabbles of flash fiction. In 2021, I stepped outside my comfort zone and wrote in genres I don’t normally write it. It’s a fun challenge, I encourage all writers to try it sometime. Here are a few short stories I’ve written last year.
- Victim At Midnight (Horror)
- Hamburgers and Horoscopes (Humor)
- This is BEN-G567 (Sci-Fi)
- The Charlatan (Fantasy/DnD)
What did you accomplish in 2021? For fellow bloggers out there, what are your favorite posts from your own blog? Share your stuff in the comments.
Thank you all for the love and support over the years. Hope this year is even better.
Stay safe and stay creative.