Happy (almost) New Year!

📝 This Week’s Goal: Celebrate your year in writing.

2020 might not have been the year we all expected. As we prepare for the ball to drop and usher in 2021, it’s worth taking a quick look back to the year that was.

In January, our Facebook Group kicked off the year with the Embrace Your Weird Challenge. Hundreds of you began the year exploring creativity and providing each other with encouragement.

We launched a host of new series featuring Bobby Powers, Emily Wilcox, Eric Pierce, Margery Bayne, Jill Ebstein, Nick Wolny, Brian Rowe, Anisa Nasir, Bookable Podcast, David B. Clear, Melinda Crow, and Cynthia Marinakos!

2020 saw the launch of our podcast, This Week and Writing, and this weekly newsletter by the same name.

All of these amazing things are just scratching the surface of the year that was. While grim news may have dominated the headlines, there are plenty of things worth celebrating in 2020. Plus, 2021 kicks off next week with a chance to start over.

Next week we’ll be sharing some of our favorite stories from the 202Done writing prompt. Until then, happy new year from The Writing Cooperative team!

💬 What are you celebrating in 2020? Leave a comment and let us know.

👀 Here are the 10 most popular stories published in The Writing Cooperative for 2020:

4 Things I Did To Improve My Vocabulary by Devin GleesonWhat I Learned From Malcolm Gladwell’s MasterClass On Writing by Stacy KamHow I Became A Professional Writer With No Writing Degree Or Experience by Rashida BealThe Anatomy Of An Amazon 6-Pager by Jesse FreemanHow To Write Articles That Sell: A Beginner’s Guide To Freelance Writing by Austin HackneyHow To Make $30/hr Freelance Editing (Without Having To Find Clients) by Stephanie LeguichardErnest Hemingway’s Top 13 Writing Tips by Bobby PowersYour Writing Can Go Viral Regularly With Only 200 Words by Tim DenningNeil Gaiman’s Top 13 Writing Tips by Bobby PowersChuck Palahniuk’s Top 13 Writing Tips by Bobby Powers

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  • December 30, 2020
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