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What was your favorite blog post of 2012? (From any blog!)
Alison: Ohmygosh, I have to pick ONE?! There are so many, so many awesome blog posts I read this year, but if I have to choose (grrr), I would say Stephanie Perkins’ post about Love-Lists for her stories (http://betweenfactandfiction.blogspot.com/2011/01/happy-writers-society-love-lists-by.html). Her thoughts on creating a love list: Whenever I begin a new project, I also begin a list called “What I Love About This Story.” I start by writing down those first ideas that sparked the fires of my mind, and then I add more ideas to it as I discover them during my push through early drafts.
The post sparked a YA Highway road trip prompt through which I created my own love list for my story—a love list I look at daily for inspiration. A love list that makes me fall in love with my story all over again. A love list that rejuvenates me every time I want to give up.
Jessica: My favorite post on my own blog is this one, where I take my copy of Anna and the French Kiss on a tour of all the places in Paris mentioned in the book: http://www.jessica-love.net/2012/08/anna-returns-to-paris.html
Copil: There were a TON! A lot on YAC, in fact. But the first one that came to mind wasn't YA, it was this one. It's a HILARIOUS review of the movie Prometheus. And it's actually dead on. Read it and thank me later.
Karen: Call me self-absorbed, but it was Copil's Ask A Dude post about Grasping at Eternity. Sure, it was nice to see my book being pimped out, but the real highlights of that post were the fake Ginsu knives giveaway and the video of the shirtless man flexing his pecs and doing karate in his bathroom.
Matt: Probably Uncle Iroh on Revision, by Adam Heine.