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It is links day!  Every Monday, I bring to you my top ten favorite articles about the craft of writing from my own surfing habits.  This week, I found a couple of interesting items about writing memoir in addition to general writing tips.  I enjoy writing the occasional short story memoir, as you can see in my writing credits. I hope these articles will help to inspire you to tell your own stories.  Finally, I wanted to post something about Hugo Award winner Vonda N. McIntyre who passed away recently. I had the pleasure of meeting her at WorldCon a few years ago and found her an inspiring writer and teacher. She will be missed.

What Is the Relationship Between Plot and Theme?

FANTASY WORLDBUILDING, MONEY, MONSTERS, AND FOOD

In Memoriam – Vonda N. McIntyre

The 1973 Hugo Award for Best Editor: Ben Bova

Why Copying Other Successful Authors Won’t Make You Successful

Tips on Writing Believable Conspiracies for Thriller Fiction

Five Activities I Use to Beat Writer’s Block

Plot, Inner Change, Evocative Writing—What Really Rivets Readers?

How To Write A Non-Fiction Book Outline In Two Days

Writing to Heal: The Benefits of a Cathartic Novel

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Happy Monday!  It is time for another batch of writers links here on No Wasted Ink. This week I have a great list of general writing tip articles and a few that deal with writing science fiction.  Enjoy!

It’s True. Young Readers Should Not Be Introduced To The Genre With Old SF, But….

The Art of the Playlist

Breaking Down the Battle of Winterfell from a Military Perspective

A Tale of Tropes

THAT IS A WORD THAT CAN BE CUT MOST OF THE TIME THAT YOU USE IT

5 Ways to Use Theme to Create Character Arc (and Vice Versa)

The Write Advice

Resorting to Manual Methods

Six Pros and Cons of the Magic School Genre

Picking the Right Setting Details

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

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Happy Monday!  It is time for No Wasted Ink Writers Links!  Each week, I select ten of the more interesting articles I’ve read on the web and list them here for your amusement.  I hope you like them!

SFF Equines Looks at Purpose-Breeding

The Art of the Book Event: 9 Tips

5 Tips for Better Book Cover Typography

What’s Your Writing Plan?

How Long Should A Sentence Be?

Five Ways Your Characters Can Acquire Magic

Audiobooks: 5 Tips For Better Narration And Performance

Three Ways Writers Tell, Not Show (And How You Can Fix Them)

“Does My Character Work Okay?” – How To Tell For Yourself!

Scrivener Split-Screen Magic

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Welcome back to writer links day here on No Wasted Ink. Each week, I select ten articles from my general reading on the internet to share with you here on the blog. I hope you like this week’s choice. Enjoy.

The Fantastical Food of Fantasy Fiction

Biting the Bullet — Tracking my Writing Habit

Third-Person Limited: Analyzing Fiction’s Most Flexible Point of View

What is Free-Verse Poetry?

How to Write for a Blog: 10 Tips for Writing Strong Web Content

4 Pacing Tricks to Keep Readers’ Attention

What Did You Say? Writing Realistic Dialogue

Narrating a Close Point of View

Toxicology in Worldbuilding

Editor Silence Does NOT Mean Writer Rejection

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Happy Monday!  It is time for more links to articles about the craft of writing.  Each week, I select articles from my general reading that I feel are the most helpful or interesting for a writer and share them here with you.  I hope you like this week’s batch.

How an Anthology Editor Weeds Submissions

How to Win a Short Fiction Contest

What Does a Fantasy Map Look Like?

Whose Character Is It Anyway?

8 Ways to Stay Mentally Fit and Mindful in the Writing Process

Why You Should Study Writing

Say ‘Bye Felicia to Mary Sue: Why Writing What You Know Can Doom Your Story

One of the Joys of Indie Publishing

Six Common Mistakes in Fight Scenes, and How to Avoid Them

Writing as a Collaboration — What is Collaborative Writing?