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Aiming For the Top! (Help me Make 2021 for Wild Writing Dreams Awesome!)

WELCOME TO 2021!

All of last week, I got a LOT of posts and people proclaiming quite loudly, “2020! HORRIBLE YEAR! So happy it’s over! WHOO!”

Gunna be honest, I disliked this a lot. I’m not saying 2020 was sunshine and rainbow unicorns (which it totally should’ve been, just saying). There were a LOT of bad things that happened (*cough cough* looking at you, pandemic *cough cough*) and yes it actually did destroy a year of my childhood BUT.

A lot of good things came from 2020.

For example…Wild Writing Dreams skyrocketed this year!!!

I’m not going to brag about stats, but I just have to say this. I have so, so many AMAZING followers…AND I JUST WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU! All of the comments, likes, and special emails bring a huge smile to my face, so thank you, thank you, thank you, all of you.

My gift to all of you:

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Okie dokie, and now, for the purpose of this post:

YOU can have any writing tip you want help on written for you and posted on this blog!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Think of ANY writing thing you’ve ever struggled with/continuously struggle with/are curious about, and write it up in a comment for me! (you can ask about more than one thing!)
  2. I’ll write my answer to your question as an entire post!
  3. I’ll also include your name and link to your blog in the blog post I write.

Sounds great? I’d super appreciate it if you left you tell me your thoughts below!

 

Last Question: Which of the Top Posts Did You Like the Best?

Lastly before you comment, I wanted to throw this out here. I did a bit of digging in my statistics, and found that these are the top 6 writing posts with the highest responses:

  1. How to Create the Perfect Betrayal Character
  2. How to Write Realistic Sibling Relationships in Just Three Steps
  3. Creating Strong Female Characters: It’s Not What You Think
  4. How to Write Realistic Extrovert Characters in Just 7 Steps (Collaboration!)
  5. How to Get Better at Writing Without Actually Writing
  6. Top 5 Ways to Writing a Killer Fight Scene

man I just read through all these posts and I realized I really do not like at least 5 of the graphics *cries*

ANYWAYS,  I’d LOVE it if you could tell me down below which of these was either your favorite or maybe even your ranking from greatest to least of which ones you loved the most.

Or, if you don’t want to do that, just tell me: Do you want to see more posts on writing Characters, Plot, or Theme? Those are the biggest, broadest concepts I can think of, and there are a lot of things that can go into each category. But if I get a general idea of what you all want to hear about, I can post more in those sections!

Anyways, I know that’s a bit of work but it would help me immensely in figuring out what sort of content I should throw at you guys!

(Also if you’ve never read one or even all of these posts before, feel free to check them out!)

Okay!! That’s all! You have my eternal gratitude and love and endless supply of chocolate if you end up telling me your thoughts. (Although even if you don’t comment though, I really do truly appreciate you guys, so THANK YOU!)

 

New Year’s resolution…make better graphics for my top posts…*coughs*

 

Like these posts? Wanna have more? Subscribe to my email list to receive inside info and lots of fun! 

Mary

30 thoughts on “Aiming For the Top! (Help me Make 2021 for Wild Writing Dreams Awesome!)”

  1. Fav post: the killer fight scene one!!!!!!!!! (Also, I think I’d like to see some posts on characters!) Okay, so I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE if you could do a post about how to know when you should cut or edit your writing. I kind of *cough* have promised a post like that on TWN and I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what the answer should be, so I’d REALLY LOVE to hear your thoughts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And 2020 was actually a super great year for me ’cause I GOT TO FIND WILD WRITING DREAMS AND MEET AWESOME MARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I rest my case. XD

    Nooooooooooooooooooow WHERE’S THE CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????!!!!!!!!! XD

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    1. Yay!! I liked that fight scene one too 😆 (ooh awesomeness, thanks!)
      Oooh, that’s such an epic topic! I will definitely brainstorm ideas for you, Issabelle!! Ahhh okay, maybe I can help then!!
      AWW THANK YOU AND 2020 WAS AWESOME BECAUSE I FOUND TWN!!!

      *dumps a massive sack of chocolate in front of you* Here ya go!!! You totally deserve it!!! Thank you for giving me this feedback and suggestion!!!!! 🍫

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      1. YAY!!!!!! I can’t wait to read that post! I know it’ll be awesome!!!!!! Aww, girl, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        *happily grabs and eats all the chocolate and refuses to share any* XD Of course, girl, anytime!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      2. Hahaha, good luck!!!!!!!!!

        Oooh, 😍 more chocolate. *gets an idea* *points to the distance and says, “Hey, Mary, your favorite author’s over there.”* *Mary turns her head* *I grab Mary’s extra chocolate and make a run for it* XD 😂 #NoRegrets

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      3. *gasps super loudly and almost gets whiplash turning and when I decide I’m probably blind because I can’t see any author I turn back to find my infinite bag of chocolate is gone, with you running in the distance*
        I can’t think of anything else to add, I just needed to say that because I’m laughing right now 😂

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  2. Great post again! Something I struggle with in writing is those scenes where my characters exchange confidences and have super deep emotional conversations. Like if something really tragic happened and they’re trying to comfort each other? I always feel like when I try to write those kinds of scenes, they end up sounding cheesy. It would be cool if you did a post on how to write emotional talking scenes without it being cheesy.

    For the top posts, I liked the one about sibling relationships the best. It was the most helpful for me because my novel, The Apostle’s Sister, is literally all about a sibling relationship (as you can probably tell from the title). I thought that post had some really good thoughts in it! And more posts on Plot sounds cool.

    Happy 2021!

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    1. Thank you, Joy! Ooh man, I SO get that. I’ve struggled with the exact same problem before, and man it’s hard. But that’s a super awesome idea, I’ll brainstorm ideas for a post for you!!!

      Ooh, yes, that one was good. Ooh that’s right!! Alrighty, will do 😁

      Thanks so much for the suggestion and feedback, Joy, I appreciate it so much!! And happy 2021 to you as well!

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    1. Hey Tori! Those are awesome ones, thank you for commenting!! Just to clarify, what do you want exactly for the third one?
      I’ll definitely be starting to brainstorm ideas for posts like these!

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  3. Haha, I’m so glad I found your blog! I must check out those top posts (definitely not so I can tease you about the graphics 😈- I mean, so I get some cool writing advice!) 🙂

    *Takes candy*

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    1. Aw thank you, Rayna 😁 AHAHHA-I mean, *coughs* yes, of course, sooo much cool writing advice in those posts…(I would totally re-make the graphics, ‘cept they’re on Pinterest so it’s such a pain to re-do everything 😂)
      *throws you heaps of candy* thank you for always leaving such awesome comments, Rayna!!

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      1. 😂😂 (tries not to spam this emoji) 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 (obviously fails) 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 (okay I’ll stop now)
        Of course 😁

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  4. I think the post about strong female characters was one of the best, but I am among those who welcome any advice at all. I struggle with dialogue (introvert problems, I guess), so tips on that would be welcome, especially to open/close it well 🙂

    I might also have an idea that could work for you, but I’ll need to overthink it 2-3 more times before I decide whether or not to share it 😀

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    1. Thank you, Tomas! I definitely enjoyed writing that one 😄 Ooh, that’s such a good topic! I’ll begin brainstorming for a post like that 😁

      Ooh, now you’ve got me interested 😆 Haha, feel free to totally share it! I’d love to hear what it is 😄

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  5. Congrats on having such a great blogging year!!! Whooo!!! ❤

    Hmm… How about a post on tips to help leave editing for the second draft and just let yourself have fun with the first draft, or something like that? And I ALWAYS love reading posts abour Character, Plot, and Setting!

    Happy New Year! (Halway through January *cough cough* please excuse my lateness, lol.)

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    1. Thank you so much, Jen!! Whooo!!! ❤️

      Ooh, yes, that’s a good idea!! I will start brainstorming for a post like that! Thank you!! Yay that’s awesome!!

      Happy New Year!! (Haha no worries 😆 I’m so late on things I still haven’t given one of my friends her Christmas present. That’s how bad I am lol)

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  6. I dunno if this sounds weird, but I want to see what your plotting notebook looks like. Like, does it look like a scraggly mess of words, or really neatly kept notes? 🤷‍♀️

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    1. Honestly nope, it’s not weird 😆 I had one of my friends also mention she’d want to see my notebook too lol. Hmmm…some pages look super neat, other have a bunch of cross-outs and arrows and notes up at the top and stuff. I could try and find a page that doesn’t include many spoilers and take a picture for maybe next week’s email. I’ll have to see how it would work 😆

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      1. Phew, so I’m not the only one 😅
        Ahhhhh, my notebooks all have a thousand cross-outs and ‘stuff’ 👀
        Oh yeah, spoilers. If you can’t find a page without spoilers, you could blur them out? 🤷‍♀️

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      2. lol!
        I know right 😳
        Ooh truuuueeee. I could probably figure out how to do that…*ends up showing everyone a page that’s just all blurred because there’s so many spoilers* 😆 (okay, yeah, I’ll just find one with minimal spoilers and blur them. Thanks for the idea!!)

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