Resources for Writers By Mary Jaksch Here are the seven most popular posts of 2014. Did you miss one or more of them? Here’s your chance to catch up. And if you’ve read each one, you may still enjoy taking another look. Do You Make These Common Grammar Mistakes? Take the Quiz to Find Out Take this fun quiz where misplaced or missing punctuation marks, dangling modifiers, and other grammatical speed bumps give you thrills when you get them right, or teach you a valuable lesson. Take the grammar quiz now. Another post that readers enjoyed was about three crucial writing habits. 3 Habits That Separate Good Writers from Tragic Wannabes You know it’s not easy to be a good writer. And sometimes you may even wonder: ‘Do I have what it takes?’ One thing you can be sure of: you can definitely be a better writer. Click here to learn about the 3 habits you need to cultivate. Once you’ve acquired the three habits, it’s time to learn how to captivate your audience. This next post got a lot of attention because it demonstrates how to use emotions to glue readers to the page. How to Write Better: 3 Secrets of Transmitting Naked Emotions If you use emotions skillfully, you can make sure your readers read every word, right to the end. In this post, the story of the horse getting sucked into quicksand gripped our readers. In the comments, Gitta Wolf said, ‘This is so good – you had me right from the first line! I scrolled down and down, needing to know what happened. Now THAT’S the power of words plugged into the power of emotion!’ Click here to find out the three secrets of transmitting naked emotions (and whether the horse survived). Writing is not just about putting words on a page; it’s also about polishing what we create. How to Write Well: 10 Essential Self-Editing Tips Do find it difficult to spot mistakes in your own stuff but easy to see the bloopers in someone else’s writing? I do. But luckily there are proven processes which can help writers develop self-editing skills. Click here to find out how to bring out the best in your piece. Once you’ve polished your piece, it’s time to make sure it gets the attention it deserves. Are You Using This Simple Way to Get More Shares on Social Media? 9 Tools to Help You You need to get your work out there. But in a noisy world, it can be difficult to get the attention you deserve. This article was so popular because it points out an easy but unusual way to get more social media shares. Click here to get the the insider info. Have you ever counted how many writing projects you’ve started but never completed? This next post will make all the difference. How to Complete Every Writing Project You Start: Become A Completion Addict Do you know why you struggle to complete writing projects? More importantly, do you know how to finish what you start? Click here to learn how to complete every writing project with ease. Do your readers know you? The way to get known–even if you’re still at start of your journey as a writer–is to create an author platform. How to Build A Writer Platform With No Time, No Credentials and No Book Almost every author out there–established or struggling–has a writer platform. You know you need one too. Because obscurity is a disease, and your platform is the cure. Click here to find out how to build your platform. That brings our round-up of popular posts to a close. I Raise a Toast to You Thank you for reading, caring, and sharing your comments and our posts. You’ve made this our journey, and I’m excited and passionate about helping you reach your goals. From Write to Done.