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No Wasted Ink Writers Links

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Happy Monday! It is time for the No Wasted Ink Top-Ten writing links! These are articles of use to the science fiction and fantasy author. I hope you enjoy them!


Elmer Bernstein at 100


Jack L. Chalker Young Writers’ Contest Winners


I Feel Funny: Humor Writing Tips for Novelists


The Importance of Putting Yourself into Your Scripts


On Launching Nonfiction Books for Writers


Five Secondary Character Arcs to Strengthen Your Cast


Get, or Keep, a Life


14 Tips for Dealing With the Passage of Time in a Story


Is It a Problem for a Disability to Be Integral to the Plot?


Foreshadowing: A Revision Skill to Love

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Welcome to No Wasted Ink’s Writer Links. I have selected a top-ten of writing craft articles for the science fiction and fantasy author. This week features plenty of craft articles and a history lesson about one of the Big Three grandmasters of science fiction: Robert A. Heinlein. I hope you enjoy the articles!


How to Make Money as a Freelance Writer: 15 Writing Business Essentials

The challenges of writing a long series & Guardian of Monsters

What the Heinleins Told the 1950 Census

Romancing SFF: When Making the Connection Makes the Book

Revolutions and Why They Fail

Protesting through Poetry: Embrace Your Inner Poet-Activist!

6 Ways to Craft Spectacular Set-Piece Scenes

Fiction Filler: Bloated Writing Makes Readers Sick

One Quick Reason Readers Cheer For Unlikable Characters

It’s About Time: Backstory, Flashback, and Chronology

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Happy Monday! It is time for another top-ten writing related articles to help you start your writing week off right. As I surf the web, I earmark certain articles that I personally find useful or interesting and pass them on to you here. Enjoy!

Five Reasons to Start a Morning Writing Routine

9 Ways to Approach Relationship Dynamics in Fiction

Do You Need Quiet or Noise to Do Your Best Writing?

Tips for Submitting Short Stories

Pace Yourselves

How to Write Jokes

Seven voices – how to write a novel in multiple points of view

Spinning a Yarn out of History: How to Craft a Plot from your Historical Obsession

Do Blurbs Actually Work?

Books In 10 Years: Will Books Become Obsolete?

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Welcome back to another Monday of No Wasted Ink Writers Links. I have an interesting batch for you this week full of writing tips to start you off right!

So You Want to Bury A Body: Grave Digging for Writers

Draft Day, or Learning to Celebrate Your Manuscript

How To Start Writing

Making Story Structure Your Own

Word Count Goals for the Three Acts of Your Novel, Memoir, or Nonfiction Book

Something Else for Authors to Deal With–Harassment

An Easy (Easier) Way to Build a Series Bible

Five Common Weapon Mistakes in Speculative Fiction

Some Practical Notes for Publishers on Readers with ALS

What You Need to Trademark Your Personal Name

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Welcome to another set of No Wasted Ink Writers Links. These are my top-ten articles about the craft of writing, designed with the science fiction and fantasy writer in mind. This batch are mainly writing tips, but they are solid articles. I hope you get much use from them. Enjoy!

Conflict in Fiction: What It Really Is and Why It’s Important to Plot

Getting Your Work Out: How to Choose Your Best Avenue for the Time, Money, and Effort

5 Tips to Engage Readers Online by Dave Chesson

I’ll have what she’s having

How to Keep Your Favorite Character From Ruining Your Story

Why editors reject submissions

Writing Magic in a Real-World Setting

Who Are You Writing For?

How Much Research is Enough?

What Happens When You Write 20 Minutes a Day?