Happy 4th of July to all my American readers! This is one of my favorite holidays to experience due to the gathering of friends, the BBQs and the fireworks at the end of the evening. However, the words on this vintage victorian era postcard remind us of the price of our freedom. “Hats off all along the line, when Freedoms Flag goes by!”
A blessed Easter holiday to you from No Wasted Ink. This vintage victorian card is lovely with its bunny rabbit and blue flowers. A real blast from the past.
I am pleased to announce that my article “Scifaiku: Brainstorming Techniques” has been published in the February 2017 issue of Scifaikuest. This is a print only magazine featuring scifaiku poetry edited by T. Santitoro. The article describes my techniques for writing science fiction haiku.
Happy New Year everyone!
No Wasted Ink is undergoing a few revamps to its look and format. Every year, I like to make a few changes to keep things fresh and to tweak my calendar to keep my own creative juices flowing. This year, I want to focus more on creating books, novellas, a new poetry chapbook, scifaiku wall art, and continue in my efforts to write short stories to publish in magazines. All the fun things that we writers do for a living. No Wasted Ink is still going strong with great page views and a large twitter following. I thank you all for your kind comments and interest for the past five years that this blog has been active. Your participation helps to keep me motivated and writing and I bless you all for that.
What’s in the pipeline:
New Graphics for No Wasted Ink!
- New headers for posts
- Writer infographics
- New newsletter logo
No Wasted Ink’s Quarterly Newsletter will launch!
I’ve had the signup for my newsletter on the site for ages, but have been tardy getting the newsletter going. The first one goes out today and it will a simple welcome to the mailing list. Future newsletters will have: poetry or flash fiction, book/novella launch announcements, appearance announcements and other odds and ends. I hope to make it more entertaining than a simple announcement newsletter.
Due to my focus on getting more books finished, I will be writing fewer book reviews this coming year. I want to continue with them, since they do reprint in various magazines and I want to continue my contributions, but I acknowledge that the book reviews are the most labor intensive writing I do for No Wasted Ink. Look for them to be only once a month instead of twice a month as in previous years.
A very Merry Christmas to all the readers of No Wasted Ink. Your comments and visits keep me inspired throughout the year! I am honored to have you here.