1.  Thanks to Rachel Poli for these December 2016 / January 2017 writing competitions:

December 2016/January 2017 Writing Contests

2.  L.C.W Allingham asks ‘Are there too many aspiring writers for you to succeed?


3.  A Lover of Books welcomes bestselling author Louise Voss to their blog:


4.  Thanks to A.S Chung / Pigeonhole Books for these 30 Facebook groups for writers to join:

30 Facebook Groups Every Author Needs…..And It’s Free!

5.  Thanks to  Christoph Fischer for these new book promo sites:


6.  Thanks to Pearls Before Swine who gives us this info on how the WordPress blog subscription system works:


7.  The Millionaire’s Digest gives us some tips on getting our blogs noticed:


8.  My good friend Lucy V. Hay gives us some tips on genres:


9.  Sacha Black gives us some info on how to be a smarter author in 2017:


10.  Ever wondered about the origins of some words?  Aurorawatcherak gives us some clues:


11.  Rachel Poli gives us 35 questions to ask when critiquing a novel:

35 Questions to Ask When Critiquing a Novel

 12.  Thanks to D.E Haggerty for making it clearer regarding using who and whom:


Thanks to Chris, the Story Reading Ape, Don Massenzio, Christoph Fischer, and Writer’s Treasure Chest  for the re-blogs.