The most popular posts of 2016

Well, it’s been a long year, but it’s almost over. In a lot of ways it’s been a great year. I published four books, a lot of really good movies came out and I started taking better care of my skin. In a lot of other ways, though, it was a crappy year. Politics were dirty and disappointing. Lots of innocent people died in ways that made me angry. People in my area can set their tap water on fire. Lots of celebrities that I love died.

At the end of the year, though, all I can do is control my own actions and attitude.

Meanwhile, I’d like to celebrate the ten most popular posts of 2016. I did this post last year and I really enjoyed it. It’s fascinating to see what’s gotten the most views over a whole year. Sometimes I get caught up in the little details of the blog. It’s good to see the big picture.

Anyway, here are the ten most popular posts of 2016.

10. Flash Fiction

I’m surprised this one made it onto this list, only because it was a pretty straightforward piece of educational writing. I am glad you all liked it, though.

9. A Review of Nightblade

I am really glad this one was popular, because it was a good self published book. I need to do more reviews like this, and I intend to in the coming year.

8. Macro and Micro Planning

This was a really fun piece to write, because I’m a weirdo who loves planning. I hope this helped you guys, though.

7. Seventeen Years

Oh! This was my great big bragging piece that announced that Broken Patterns was finally getting published. Thank you guys for liking this one so much.

6. Seeming, Episode One

I am so glad that you guys liked Seeming so much. I’m always touched when my fiction writing ends up on this list. Since it did, I have a surprise for you. You Can’t Trust the AI will be starting here on PBW on February 15th!

5. Write a Burlesque Poem.

For real, this one was number five on last year’s list, too. You guys are nasty. But then, I’m the one who wrote it.

4. Writing Fantasy Characters We Aren’t All Sick of Seeing.

I was really proud of this piece. I’m glad you all liked it too.

3. Being Flexible Vs. Not Having a Plan.

This is an important distinction. I hope this article helped you.

2. My 17 before 2017 List

Update! I did almost everything on my list except get my hair permed and making a meditation spot in my office. Those things are going to have to go on my January list, I think. Getting your hair permed is expensive, and there are more boxes in my office then I realized. Enough that I might get crushed under them. Pray for me.

1.Tolkien Already Did That

I have to say, I’m really proud of this piece. Probably the most proud I’ve been of any piece I’ve done for PBW to date. So I’m really happy that all of you like it, too.

And that’s it. Thank you guys again for another great year for Paper Beats World. Don’t forget that Days and Other Stories is available for absolutely free as a gift to all of you. See you in 2017.

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