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No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

writers-linksCharacter development is a particular passion of mine. I like to create characters that feel like real people in my stories. So have a look through the links, there are ones on general writing too, but for the most part, this week are lessons in making memorable characters of your own.

15 Million Pages of Medical History Are Going Online

“Writerisms and other Sins”

Don’t quit your day job — it may make you a great writer

Wattpad for Authors: 14 Tips for Making the Most of the World’s Largest Community of Readers and Writers

Creating a Setting That Comes Alive For Your Reader

Ten Reasons to Launch an Author Blog

Exploring characters through their possessions

How to Keep your Story Moving and Your Character Believable

How to Find Your Character’s Breaking Point

If You Don’t Read Magazines, Don’t Try To Write For Them

No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

writers-linksAs I hopped about the blogosphere, I was struck by the number of name dropping article titles. Upon reading said articles, some of them turned out to be pretty good. So do a little name dropping yourself and check out these writing links featuring famous science fiction authors.

Why You Should Ignore Most of the Advice from your Critique Group…but They Can Help You Anyway

How to Keep your Story Moving and Your Character Believable

Anoint Your Character with Inner Conflict, A Master Technique

The Advantages of Being an Introverted Writer

George Orwell’s Writing Habits

How did Ray Bradbury write a classic bestseller for less than $10?

Sometimes The Future Seems Closer To Fantasy Than Science Fiction

Add a bit of Random Magic to your Creative Toolbox

Ursula K. Le Guin talks to Michael Cunningham about genres, gender, and broadening fiction

J. Kathleen Cheney on Forgiving Anne McCaffrey

No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

writers-linksPlatform has been on my mind as of late. I’ve been tweeking my own author platform in small ways to help make it reach more new readers. I’ve been reading up on the subject and I have shared some of what I’ve gleaned down below in the links, along with a few general writing articles. Enjoy!

Don’t Take Author Obesity Sitting Down

Why I Left My Mighty Agency and New York Publishers (for now)

6 reasons why your book isn’t selling


Does music fill your writing soul?

How Not to Write Yourself into a Corner (in Your Novel and in Life)

How to Impress an Agent or Editor with Your Platform

Pulse on Pacing: How Smooth Transitions Keep Your Story Moving

The Indie Girl’s Guide to: Conventions

AUTHORS, YOU NEED TO READ THIS! (About publishing on Amazon)

No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

writers-linksNo Wasted Ink is back with another ten writer’s links for your enjoyment. I happened upon a couple of good tutorials, general writing articles and a article about paper for those of you, like me, who love fountain pens and stationary.


Creating a wiki in Onenote

Amazon’s ACX (Audio Creation Exchange): How it works

Closing the Facebook

Traditional publishing is ‘no longer fair or sustainable’, says Society of Authors


Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With

The One Big Reason Some Blogs Succeed, While Others Crash and Burn

The Social Life of Paper

Bringing a Strong Vision to Your Fiction

No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

writers-linksMy meanderings through the blogosphere has yielded interesting fruit this week. There are plenty of articles on the craft of writing, an article featuring one of my favorite authors Robert A. Heinlein and, of course, another tutorial article about Scrivener. I hope you enjoy them.

The 8 laws of Foreshadowing

The Myth of the Alpha Male

On Heinlein and Expectations


YOUTUBE: Creative Spark: Dustin Lance Black

Building a Character Sketch of your Favorite/Not-so-Favorite Person

App Review: How I Use Scrivener

How to use print-on-demand book services

Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers

PODCAST & ARTICLE: What is Meditative Writing?