A Year in Review and Where We’re Going in 2019

By: Marilyn L. Davis


“Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.” ― Yvonne Woon, Dead Beautiful


A Year in Review and Where We're Going in 2019 two drops of ink marilyn l davis


We had an exciting year at Two Drops of Ink. We’ve added 23 new writers and gained three monthly contributors. When I look at the posts, I realize how much talent that we have on the site.

While I get to read all the submissions as part of the editing process, I know that you’ve missed some.

Today, as you start your new year, take a break, learn a new way of viewing your writing. Enjoy a poem, be inspired by a memoir, or find ways to improve your writing or blog.

Since it’s the new year, check out our contributing writers and find a new writer that speaks to you.


3 Most Read Posts in 2018 by Genre


Academic Essays


Madness in Literature: Shakespeare and Mental Illness by Fatima Altaf

Using your Blog to Publish Great Essays by Peter B. Giblett

Consider the Essay by Noelle Sterne


Better Blogging


Blog or Article? Why Not Both in a Blarticle? by Marilyn L. Davis

The Soft Science of the Summary by Marilyn L. Davis

5 Reasons You Should Have a Professional Blog Audit by Jennifer Brown Banks




Best 1000 Words for the Image Contest

Shahnaz Radjy: My Secret Legacy

Danielle Bernock: I Wish You Would See Me, Too

Saoirse Love: Love Those Mad Mad Crazy Eyes




‘Charlie’s Shoes’ by Laurie Oien 

Soothing Scents by Mercy Williams 

Dreams on the Nile by Brigid Gallagher


Grammar Shorts


Great Books for Improving Your Grammar by Jayne Bodell

Comma Conundrums by Scott Biddulph 

Verbs and their sentence structures by Scott Biddulph 


How to Improve your Writing


Revising? But I Thought I Was Done! by Marilyn L. Davis

Trying too hard to write? by Noelle Sterne

Taking the Leap of Faith: From Communication to Conversation by Christopher Fox 



Memoir Writing

I’ll Tell You Mine if You Tell Me Yours by Marilyn L. Davis

Writing a Memoir of Restoration, Renewal, and Rediscovery by Marilyn L. Davis

Memoir Posts

The Ballerina Escapade by Michelle Gunnin

Remembering Virginia by Terry Gassett

Crawdaddy Remembers A 1953 Christmas Encounter With the Drifters by William C. Crawford




Summer by Anwar Gheni Jaber

Gabriela’s Moon by Claudia Ricci 

Poetry by Ann Christine Tabaka

What to Expect on Two Drops of Ink in 2019


  1. More exceptionally well-written posts.
  2. Several Contests including:
  • Memoir
  • Image Prompt
  • Poetry
  • Writing Advice

I’d also like to see one genre and a section brought back: They are:

  • Hump Day Humor (a break from the serious on Wednesdays)
  • The Book Store

What Do You Want to See on Two Drops of Ink?


But just as important as what I’d like to see, I want to know what the readers and writers want to read on Two Drops of Ink in 2019. Please let me know in comments, thanks.

Can I Give You Some New Year’s Advice?


“The beginning of every New Year is always the best time to give another chance to your neglected talents!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

If you’ve been waiting for the right moment to write, it’s now. Still wondering about submitting? Don’t.  Take a chance – write that how-to, memoir, poem, or advice post and submit.

Two Drops of Ink: The Literary Home for Collaborative Writing 



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