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Monday, August 13, 2018

Best of 2018 by Month



January

Ursula K. LeGuin (in Memoriam) 
2018 Update Schedule (Buckle up Broflakes and SQiD's) Letting out the throttle on those social justice posts.
A Dozen Ways to Help You Not Write Every Day (If That's Your Jam) "Write every day" is excellent advice, but if you can't....

February

J.A.Q.ing Off in the Comments (Social Justice Bard) But I'm just asking questions.
Writing About Writing Needs Your Help We could use your help.
Unfriended! (The Renown Margin) There are a lot of reasons people unfriend me, and I've stopped being able to care about them for most folks.

Honorable Mention: Day Needed (This very short meta post did better than two of the top three for some dang reason.)

March

Why are Movie Adaptations so Iffy (Mailbox) Book nerds are seldom happy.
Is Fanfic Legit? Does it count as "real" writing?
Is Talent Important to a Writer (FAQ)


April

A Baker's Dozen Random Bits of Writing Advice I Wish Someone Had told ME (And two that someone did) Sometimes the advice doesn't fit neatly into a single topic.
Writing About Writing Staff Meeting Oh those wacky guys.
Writing Prompt: Short Term Goals Where do you want to be this time next year?

May

Fortune Cookie XV Bite sized nuggets of something kind of like wisdom.
Can You get up One More Time (Success in the World of Art) Resilience trumps talent every time.
Be My Guest (But Remember You're My Guest) This was a very silly entry with a parody on the old Beauty and the Beast Disney song.

June

Inspiration: The Little Things (Also Some Little Things) Have you heard the news?
Leela Bruce fights ALL the Dialogue Attribution Advice A Yojimbo style tale of two warring factions.
Twenty Questions (Personal/Meta) Did you just ask me if I got involved with my fans?

July

That Moment We Knew Was Coming I blew up at 5 weeks into summer school. Right on schedule.
We Regret to Inform You Appeals posts shouldn't be this popular, but.....
Twenty Questions (Publishing/Blogging/FB and Social Media) What the hell was I thinking? This post is almost 20 full mailboxes. Kidney stones suck.

August

Hospitalized  Kidney stones suck. And not in the good way.
10 Addendums to Write Every Day (The Article Some of You Have Been Waiting Your Whole Lives For) Do you want to write less than daily. This list is for you!
Worldcon Wrap Up and Ruminations My parting thoughts after having gone to Worldcon.

September

Your Fallacy is Showing  The bad arguments that surround social issues are exhausting.
Are Snippets While Depressed Writing  (Mailbox)
SJB's Fireside Thoughts I know political orientation is largely an issue of geography, but the GOP has crossed the line.

October

9 Writerly Things No One's Going to Give You (But We All Need) Working on that sequel. Soon!
Broken Mirror (by Shadow) A guest author speaks on representation of kink culture
The Vagaries of Experience There might be a reason you seldom hear celebrities dragging specific companies

November

Social Justice Fortune Cookies Bite sized morsels of social justice!
No. I'm Not Going to Beta Test Your Game Another rescue from Ace of Geeks about "early access" games and why they've become sort of a shit show.
A Midterm Autopsy It didn't go as badly as people thought.

December

"You Live in a Bubble"  The claims of echo chambers and bubbles are oft tossed at folks who dare to care about social issues. But is there anything to them?
20 Questions (Meta) Can I take you to lunch/take you out to get a cup of coffee? Will you share your Amazon wishlist/Steam wishlist/Something wishlist? Most amusing instance of "Hey, aren't you the WAW guy?"
Bioshock Infinite as Art: Your Argument is Invalid (Part 1) Yes, Virginia, video games can be real art.

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