Seven months. 128 posts. Well over 100 unaccounted for typos. One joke. 22 guest blogs. One commenter who called me a prick. Over 1200 new friends who allow me into their inbox every morning.
Two ebooks. A major publishing contract with Writers Digest Books for The Six Core Competencies of Successful Storytelling. A new novel that wasn’t the child of this blog, but you’ll see me write about it more when it comes out in March, because it allows me to practice what I preach.
The teacher is transitory, but the student is eternal.
Damn, what a ride. I had no idea what I was getting into.
Thank you for sharing it with me. My goal is to make Storyfix the best fiction writing site on the internet in 2010. My commitment is to do what it takes to make that happen. And that’s a win-win for us all.
The Top Ten Storyfix Posts of 2009
10. Get Published, Part 6 — Avoiding the Common Pitfalls
This has absolutely nothing to do with writing, but it is one of my favorites. The client decided it wasn’t right for his website, so I decided to put it on mine.
I reference films and screenwriting a lot here on Storyfix. Here’s why.
4. Story Structure Series #4 — The Most Important Moment In Your Story: The First Plot Point
Readers went crazy for this one. It’s too long for a traditional post, so I carried it over onto its own page. Read this, you’ll see why.
The centerpiece of everything I do. Both as a writing instructor and as a fiction writer.
And the #1 Storyfix post of 2009 is…
Favorite Guest Posts I’ve Written For Other Sites
Brian and Sonia just named this to their “Best Blogs of 2009” list, so it’s not just me.
Even though the byline says otherwise (a tech error, corrected in the comments), this baby is mine, one of six guest posts that have appeared on this great site (still waiting on his promised guest post here… right James?). James and I are putting together a co-ventured ebook on the writing mindset, so look for that in Q1 of 2010.
For a good time, read the comment thread on that second one… wherein I am enthusiastically labeled a “prick” by one very organic and confused writer. I have another killer post in the batters box at this site, about which I’ll let you know. And FYI, I am not a prick.
This post is also being run, beginning today (12-31-09), on the Createspace.com website.
Hugely successful bloggers like Darren are beseiged with guest pitches. So when mine went unanswered I called him out in another guest blog, and the guy did the class thing — he apologized and invited me to submit a piece. Which he loved, thankfully. Hoping his 134,000 daily readers did, too.
I have a regular Friday gig on this site, and have about 12 posts in their archives. The last one sort of made me giggle, so here it is.
Always fun to find an entirely new audience hungry for fresh information. These folks gobbled up my Six Core Competencies model with all the passion you’d expect from folks who write about, well, passion.
Starting this weekend here on Storyfix we return to finish up the Get Your Bad Self Published Series, with entry #8: Keeping The Bar As High As It Needs To Be.
(Quick legal note: I am an Amazon.com affiliate. See if you can discover the link in this post that requires me to tell you that, lest some suit show up at my door with a grin and a summons.)