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The Best Of GMW From 2013

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Howdy! I hope 2013 was great for you and you got lots of writing done! I bet I can guess what your new year’s resolution is. To celebrate, here are some of the best Get Me Writing posts from this year. Enjoy!

It’s been a great year for Get Me Writing. As well as the usual posts and visits from you fine folk, we now have a newsletter (over to the right) and a mobile version of the site. Yes, I know they took forever, but they’re here now, and much more is planned for 2014!

But without further ado, let’s cast a nostalgic eye over the year that was 2013…

Stark and Drogo

Craig’s Crafting an Epic series

Okay, I’m cheating a little here – this is a whole bunch of posts! Craig’s insights into creating a story that spans several books has become epic in itself. In it he shares what he has learnt by working on the first book in a series.

ADRIFT editor

Interactive Fiction Authoring Tools

An oldie but a goody, this post first appeared in –. It makes the cut here because it underwent an extensive reworking. I’ve added two more tools, bringing the total up to five. There are also links to the other IF posts on the site, so if this piques your interest, prepare to take a deep dive!


How to Write Every Day 11 Tips

Writing every day is often cited as the key to approaching writing with a professional mindset. It’s not necessarily an easy thing to do and you have to find what works for you. With eleven tips though, you’re bound to come away with some that fit.

markdown logo

Markdown for Writers Series

I like finding new ways to write, and especially if they make me a bit more efficient, even if it’s just a little. Here are a bunch of posts about how to write in Markdown and some of the great applications that are available to help.

shredded writing projects

Five Good Reasons to Abandon Your Writing Project and why it was still worth it

Some times we just have to let things go. It allows us to focus on other things. But it can sometimes be hard to recognise when that time is and even harder to realise that time was not wasted.

Finger question

The full How to Critique list

There have been two or three posts on Get Me Writing about critiquing. This post compiles the lot into a list of tips on critiquing etiquette. Don’t review another’s work without it!

strike a match

What Gets you Writing?

Taking it all the way back to basics now. This is, after all, what the site is about. I give a list of what gets me writing, but I’d really like to know what motivates you too, so please visit the comments.


What Brings you Back to Writing?

For many of us, we know we have to be writers because we keep coming back to it – even if we think we’ve fallen out of love with scribing stories something drags us back (sometimes kicking and screaming). What is it?

gmw character template

Three Sure-Fire Ways to Prepare your Characters

This popular post goes through a couple of techniques we’ve covered before, and adds a new one, which is, as they say, a doozy.

So there we have it folks. I hope you’ve enjoyed this year of Get Me Writing posts!

If you’re new here and like what you’ve read, there’s plenty more where that came from! Maybe you could try the highlights from 2012 or 2011, or pick a category. And don’t forget the newsletter signup is only a short distance (as the mouse flies) up to the top-right of the site.

Over to you:
Do you have a favourite post of 2013? That would be a really good ego-boost for us! Please, let us know!

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