Top Ten Posts of 2012

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by Larry Brooks on December 28, 2012

First, though… I’d like to reflect on the year we’re tucking into bed.  The Top 10 list follows, if that’s what you’d rather read.

Globally, nationally, it was a tough, dark year.  I’m not here to break that down, you know how it went. This is a writing website, so let’s talk about that.  Our words are weapons, the most powerful of all, and I’d rather empower you to wield them with responsibility, however you define that, than wound half of you with my own impassioned opinions.

We are a nation and a world divided, and we must come together and heal.  Let us use our words for good, for change, and for art.  And may we discover the wisdom to know the difference between them.

My 2012 was spent ramping up for an exciting 2013.

I have three new books coming out (a new writing book, a new novel and a book on relationships), and all of my five previously published novels are getting a second shot under a new imprint (Turner Publishing).

Storyfix underwent a face lift, and an editorial re-boot.  The posts are deeper, more craft-driven.  Guest posts are enriching this experience (thank you, Art Holcomb).  The new year will bring video-tutorials, online workshops and the continued honing of my story coaching outreach, which I intend to be the most accessible, affordable and genuinely effective in this business.

If you have thoughts on where you’d like to see Storyfix go in 2013, please post your comments below.

Vote for the best writing blogs of 2012.

The annual Writers Digest “101 Best Websites for Writers” ranking is seeking nominations.  Perhaps the only truly objective, and certainly the most credible, qualitative survey in this niche.

To nominate a site, Send an e-mail to, with “101 Best Websites –” (in the hopeful event that’s your call) in the subject header, and then make your case for your vote.

These 2012 posts make my case:

Honorable mention (four more that belong in a crowded Top 10):

Thank you for being a part of my writing life.  I wish you great success in the coming year, as a writer, as a parent and partner, as a citizen, and as a person engaging with life in a way that only writers understand.








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