32 best writing tools and tips of 2020
And that's according to you – readers of the Unslush newsletter.
2020 has felt like being trapped in an elevator with doors that never open and a fart with nowhere to go but up your nostrils and into your very being.
I suspect, for a brief moment, the changing of years will briefly feel like those doors being pulled apart. We will step out, not into the fresh air that we all so desperately need, but into another elevator. Its doors shall close. The fart shall follow.
However, speaking from experience, if you wait long enough and keep yourself busy, all farts do eventually escape into the ether. Doors do open. Fresh air awaits.
I'd like to welcome you to the last edition of the Unslush newsletter for this godforsaken annum. In it, you will find the most popular links from every single email I've sent in 2020. Which means it's full of gold dust.
Before you dig in, I have one request.
The newsletter has doubled its readership over the last 12 months and that's with only the bare minimum promotion from me. I'd love to see it grow much more in 2021 and for that to happen, I really need your help.
If you know someone who wants to improve their writing or build a platform for their work, please tell them about Unslush. Forward this email. Share on social. Here’s an exciting button to help you out.
I hope you have a very quiet, safe new year celebration.
See you on the other side.
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Links of the year
For this special end-of-year Unslush I have been through every edition from the last 12 months and found the link you clicked on the mostest in each email.
The list you find below is in no particular order, though it is sort of backwards chronological in places. And yes, I know that's probably not a thing. I've rewritten the titles so they make sense and you know what you're clicking on.
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Tweets of the year
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