The Best of Novelty Revisions (2018)

Your favorite reads of 2018.

Every year as I prepare for a much-deserved few weeks off of blogging to finish out the year, I put together a list of the posts Novelty Revisions readers have enjoyed the most over the past 12 months.

Here are the posts y’all couldn’t get enough of in 2018. Feel free to read and share them again — they’re definitely gems worth revisiting (even for me!).


These Are the 15 Hardest Things About Being a Writer

“5. Actually writing the stories your brain comes up with.”


12 Reminders You Probably Need Today

“9. If you enjoy writing, then you should keep writing.”


What Does It Mean to Be an “Accomplished” Writer?

“Is there some kind of chart that states when you’ll officially have ‘made it’? We all wish there were. In reality, the ‘answer’ is much less clear.”


The Most Successful Writers Have This Important Thing In Common

“I don’t think you’re born with this particular trait. Maybe some people are, at least, born with the ambitious tendency that likely makes the characteristic easier to develop.”


8 Ways to Make Money Online as a Writer  

“Looking for a few extra ways to boost your income so you aren’t relying on a single paycheck to support your writing? Here are a few common and often worthwhile possibilities.”


13 Habits That Make Writers Extremely Unlikable

“6. All they ever do online is promote their accomplishments.”


14 Things Every Writer Needs Before They Sit Down to Write

“2. Coffee, tea, some form of synthetic stimulation to help you get into ‘writing mode.'”


Help Me Understand Why Writers Still Do These 3 Awful Things

“Maybe someone out there can help me better understand why these things are still happening, and what I can do better to teach newer writers why doing them doesn’t work.”


Stop Trying to Be “The Next J.K. Rowling”

“Do you really want to follow the same path as another writer — mimicking someone else’s success story instead of creating your own?”


All Writers Start Out Writing Terrible Things

“Why should you even bother writing a book, anyway? You’re no good at this. Every sentence you read back feels like you’re trying too hard. What’s the point?”


Huge thanks to everyone who has visited, subscribed to, and enjoyed posts on the Novelty Revisions blog this year. I wouldn’t be able to keep bringing you new content daily if it weren’t for the kind words and presence you provide. I may not know all of you personally, but your support means the world to me.

Here’s to another idea-filled, word-saturated year. 2019, here we come!


Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is a staff writer with The Cheat Sheet, a freelance editor and writer, and a 10-time NaNoWriMo winner. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food and nerdy things.


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