descriptors / writers resources

What’s Trending on WordDreams

english bulldogIn the past quarter, I’ve posted about 40 articles on topics ranging from writer resources, how-to’s, descriptors, and opinions. I like to step back a few times a year and determine what readers are most interested in. WordPress makes that easy with their statistics.

Here’s this period’s run-down:

  1. 51 Great Similes to Spark Imagination
  2. 178 Ways to Describe Women’s Clothing
  3. 35 Weird Traits Your Characters May Have
  4. How to Describe a Landscape
  5. How to Describe Nature
  6. How to Describe a Person’s Clothing
  7. Word Count by Genre
  8. Characteristics That Make Your Character Memorable
  9. Plotting a Story–with a Spreadsheet
  10. 103 Most Beautiful Words? You Decide

Interesting, isn’t it? 9 out of 10 are descriptions. That tells me, writers visit my blog to hone skills, not for my opinions (which is good because I’m not terribly opinionated, and those I have, I’m happy to keep between my husband and myself and my critique group).

What do you think?



Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com and TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. In her free time, she is  editor of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.

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15 thoughts on “What’s Trending on WordDreams

  1. I wonder what’s trending on my site. Cool links.

    To answer your question, I prefer Goodreads, but you can’t do an ebook giveaway on it. I do hard copy giveaways on both Goodreads and LibraryThing, but on LibraryThing I can do ebook giveaways.

    • That’s good intel. Didn’t know that. I’d much prefer to give away ebooks. I’m not even sure if I’ll publish my first fiction in print. Do you offer yours in print and digital?

    • I’ve found pictures make a big difference. I even signed up for Kozzi so I have a wider collection of good pictures. I like public domain, but they aren’t always terribly exciting.

  2. I originally found your site when searching for information to assist with an MS. Helped enormously. Thank you. In that time I’ve learnt so much other great stuff. Hope I never stop learning.

  3. Amazing Picture. I love trees. Can’t explain it. But the light through it is like the tree is talking about all the things I think it wanted to say. Thank you

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