All posts by Wendy Van Camp

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Happy Monday!  I hope your holiday shopping is going well.  If you need a break, I have my top ten writing articles for your reading pleasure.  I hope you find these as useful as I did!  Enjoy.

Ernest Hemingway’s Top 5 Tips for Writing Well


2019 World Fantasy Convention Report

Old Women in SF—the List

How to Write Your Memoir Like a Novel

How to Evaluate Your WIP and Figure Out Your Next Steps

What Makes For The Perfect Ending? Make Your Choice

Five Things to Know When You Get Content Editing

Should You Edit As You Write?

How Myths & Lore Don’t Originate – And How They Do

Quantum Visions Next launches at #LosCon46

Quantum Visions Next. Volume 8 of an annual science fiction short story and poetry anthology

For the last five years, I have participated in an anthology of science fiction short stories and poetry created by editor Jude-Marie Green. The writers all used to be part of a science fiction writing critique group in the Los Angeles area. While the critique group has dissolved, Jude-Marie continues to invite us to participate in the anthology. My fellow writers are WOTF award winners, clairon graduates, or people involved in the sciences. I’m honored to be included in the project.

In previous years, Quantum Visions was printed and stapled by hand chapbook style. Each year, the annual would be launched at LosCon in Los Angeles, CA.  Many of the attendees look forward to purchasing and having all the authors sign the book at the convention.

I have sold these chapbook issues at various book tables for the last few years.  This year, our editor has decided to place the anthology on Amazon, both as an ebook and as a paperback. It looks quite professional and the stories this year are the best we’ve offered to date.  At last Quantum Visions is available to all my readers.

This year’s edition features my flash fiction, We Can Rebuild Him, and five of my illustrated scifaiku poems.

You can find the book on AMAZON

Writers of Quantum Visions Next
Writers of Quantum Visions Next: Jamie Cassidy-Curtis, David R. Moore, Wendy Van Camp, Jude-Marie Green, Chrome Oxide.

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Welcome back to No Wasted Ink!  Monday is our top ten list day and this week I have a great list of writing articles for you to view.  I hope you enjoy them!

This Is How to Transform Info Dumps Into Exciting Plot Reveals

Stretch Your Style

Five Reasons Stories Have Slow Openings, and How to Fix Them

Common Beginner Writer Mistakes

How to Hook Your Reader in Every Scene

Overcome Fear to Unbox Your Best Writing

Should Writers Use Social Media?

Punctuation Marks: The Serial Comma

Journaling to Tap Into Your Inner Wisdom

Authors! Refresh, Rehab, Repair, and Renovate: How to Rejuvenate Your Backlist

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

It is time for another top ten writing links here on No Wasted Ink.  This week I found an article or two about translation and narration in addition to general writing tips. I hope you like them!

A Writer’s Guide to Understanding People

Sneak Peek into Audiobook Narration

How Do I Use Public Domain Characters Respectfully?

Mythic Guide to Heroes & Villains — The Importance of the Villain

What Can the Best Metaphors in Literature Teach Us About Writing?

12 Book Translation Tips For Authors

Some Dos and Don’ts for Pitches and Blurbs

The Perils and Pitfalls of Research

5 Thoughts on How to Use Place to Move Your Story Forward

Storytelling Exercise: Plot Analysis