We at the Writer's Circle work hard to feed the writing community. We research interesting stories, we study authors and their craft, we stay up-to-date on writing contests… The one thing we really focus on, however, is what our audience likes. We pay attention to which articles become popular and why in order to bring you similar content. We've compiled our top ten articles from 2015 to celebrate you, our audience, and to look back fondly on all you brought us last year.
Happy New Year!
- An in-depth look at Mark Z. Danielewski's 23-part novel, The Familiar, and how it's innovations in layout and formatting is helping create a new type of book for the 21st century.
- After a series of social media responses, Amtrak is now testing out a new residency program for authors who love to travel.
- All the tips and tricks you'll ever need to get your short stories published in your favorite literary journal.
- Many famous authors have struggled with finding enduring titles for their stories, but some authors were particularly bad at it. Can you guess which canonical novel was originally called Something That Happened?
- Fountain pens have been around for over 300 years but there's is a lot more to them than one might expect. Behold, the ultimate guide to the fountain pen!
- Semicolons are a mysterious hybrid between a colon, a period, a hyphen, and a comma. It can be tricky to know when to use them but, if you're anything like us, the semicolon will quickly become your favorite piece of punctuation.
- We've found the best and prettiest tattoos inspired by books and all things literary. Do you need any more explanation?
- Can the simple act of coloring inspire creativity? This artist is finding out as she leads the way in the world of adult coloring books.
- A good editor will tell you that there are certain words that are great for speech but bad for stories. Find out which words you should leave out of your writing.
- And our most read piece of the year? Getting to the bottom whether we should end sentences with prepositions. Funny and insightful; this article makes us question what we will end our sentences with.