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Happy Monday!!! Welcome to No Wasted Ink’s top-ten writers articles. As I surf the internet, I save craft articles that intrigue me and which I hope will also interest you. This week I found some great ones, so pour yourself the beverage of your choice and enjoy.

Archetypal Antagonists for Each of the Six Archetypal Character Arcs

Writing From The End: How Endings Create Satisfying Beginnings In A Book

Plotting for Pantsers and Pantsing for Plotters

How to Nail the Purpose of Your Novel’s Scenes

33 Common Literary Devices: Definitions, Examples, and Exercises

When should writers return to old, abandoned work?

Should MFA Programs Teach the Business of Writing?

A Great Storyteller Loses His Memory

Survey: Most people prefer reading paper books over digital books on tablets, phones

Ray Bradbury’s Greatest Writing Advice

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Welcome to No Wasted Ink’s writer links. These are articles that caught my attention while surfing the internet. I hope that you find them as interesting as I did. Enjoy.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Storytelling According to Marvel

Heinlein’s Future History: Coming True Before Our Eyes

Your 50 Favorite Sci-Fi And Fantasy Books Of The Past Decade


How Extortion Scams and Review Bombing Trolls Turned Goodreads Into Many Authors’ Worst Nightmare


Why a Poet’s Community is so Important to Writers


Average Book Word Count: How Many Words Should I Write?


Plot Or Character? What’s Your Starting Point?


Scrivener Scenario: Creating a Series Bible


Forbidden Formats: The Risks and Rewards of Uncommon Narrative Structures


An Ode to Sticky Notes

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Welcome to No Wasted Ink’s top ten list of writing craft articles. As the weeks go by, I earmark articles that I find go a bit above and beyond and bring them here to share with you. I hope you enjoy this batch!

The Peer Review Process: What Sets University Presses Apart

Why Everyone Should Write (Even if You Think You Stink)

Memoir’s Primary Argument: Making Sure Your Memoir Is Universal, Not Just Personal

Why Editing Matters & Simple Ways to Make Your Work SHINE

How to Make Large Conflicts Exciting

Building a Fantasy Army — Weapons & Tactics

Changing Your Reader’s Perspective

Word Count Is Not the Only Metric for Productivity

Story Pacing: 4 Techniques That Help Manage Your Plot’s Timeline

Close Encounters of the Initial Kind – Tips for When Characters Meet

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Happy Monday! It is time for another batch of writers links from No Wasted Ink. This week I was heavy into reading writing tips as I gear up to return to revisions on my novel “Christmas in Kellynch”, the sequel to “The Curate’s Brother”. There were many great articles about writing fiction, including a good one at Tor.com about Speculative Poetry. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Honing Your Process of Receiving Feedback and the Revision It May Require

Writing Community Etiquette

Lessons From Three Bad Fight Scenes

4 Questions to Help You Determine Whether Your Writing Matters

Write What You Know—But Not Exactly

What We Can—and Can’t—Learn About Louisa May Alcott from Her Teenage Fiction

How to Create an Authentic Setting from a Place You’ve Never Been

Public Thinker: Ainissa Ramirez on Putting The Story Back In Science

Becoming a Writer: Calibrating the Work Against the Pleasure

Weird as Hell: Falling in Love With Speculative Poetry

No Wasted Inks Writers Links

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Happy Monday! Welcome to No Wasted Ink’s top ten writing tip article list. As I surf the world wide web, I earmark writing articles that I personally find interesting…and ones that I hope you will too. This week is heavy on the writing tips, but there are a few about journaling and being a better reader that might be worth your looking into. Enjoy!


Why I Keep A Currently Inked Journal (And Why You Should, Too)


Write Short Stories, Get Rejected


How to Find, Develop, and Let Your Writing Voice Shine–Three Tips


Crafting the Short Story


How Web Content Writing Will Make You a Far Better Writer


What Redemption Arcs Tell Us About Forgiveness


8 Ways to Write Your Novel’s Outline


Can Writers Still Be Readers?


3 Beautifully Descriptive Novel Passages…


The Many Lives of Jewish Lore’s Favorite Monster