Dear Writer-Friends,

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S.K. Quinn, Independent Author of Science Fiction

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 Most Favoritest Posts

Some posts this year resonated with readers (that's you!) more than others. Here's the year's most "favoritest" posts (yes, it's a word!).

Crossing out lies
Creativity - How Does It Die?
Emotional Structure
The Secret Ingredient: Confidence
Hiding Stuff in Broad Daylight
Ten Things I Believe
Taking the Road Less Traveled
Taking The Road Less Traveled Redux
Four (Nasty) Lies We Tell Ourselves About Writing
Investing in Your Writing Career, or Why I Decided to Self-Publish Open Minds
Writers Must Write First
Internet Indie Book Fair

I sense a common theme, do you? :)

I haven't included the post from my launch day for Open Minds, because the support of the blogosphere that day blows everything else out of the park! Thank you to every one of my blogger friends for making 2011 a magical year ... I look forward to an even better 2012 with you!

p.s. Don't forget to stop back on January 2nd, for another Internet Indie Book Fair! (The previous Book Fair is still a great place to browse for new e-books.) We'll have some great new books to load up on that Kindle, Nook, or iPad you got for Christmas!

p.p.s. Have a kid or teen looking for free or low-priced ebooks for that new e-reader? Check out Pixel of Ink - Young Edition for sortable lists of recent deals on ebooks (mostly self-pub but some traditional pub books on sale as well).


  1. Susan, great idea highlighting the "favoritest" (love that word by the way) posts! And congrats on a great year.

  2. I'm echoing Kelly. Great idea and now I can peruse the other links.

    Congrats on a great 2011.

  3. I'm joining the bandwagon, too. Terrific post for the end of the year. Wishing you the best for

  4. Susan, this year has been a blast. I love your bloggy round up of faves.

    I'm looking for more secitement to come in 2012 :-)

  5. I think the picture of the two roads dividing really confuses me. I stare at it and wonder if two cars were approaching at the exact same time, when they got there would they completely wreck with people thrown all over the place.

  6. So excited about the next book fair

  7. Congrats on a great year! And thanks for the link to Pixel of Ink. I just spent $21 on 14 e-books, so, uh, don't expect to see me around for a while. I've got some reading to do!

  8. I'll accept favoritest as a word, but only if you add a 'u'. (I'm English - could you tell?)

  9. @Patsy I like Favouritest too! :) Although now that seems like a test on favours. LOL

  10. Hmm, going to take some time reviewing those wonderful things! Great idea to show the faves! Ur, um, favoritests. ;)

  11. This was a fun post for me because I just found the wonderful world of blogs in October. Off to read more of your excellent words of wisdom :)

  12. I appreciate your blog sooooooooo much. I've learned so much, and it was beyond cool to be involved in the launch of Open Minds. Happy New Year.

  13. Wow, what an awesome list!! I am so happy to say that I did find a Kindle under my tree - well, okay, a card saying it's in the mail - I can not WAIT to fill it with books, and this post looks like the perfect place to browse for my first purchases!

    Happy New Year to you!

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