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It is time for another top ten writing articles here on No Wasted Ink.  This time I have a varied selection of general writing tips, better focus in writing, a great article about marketing your books, and if you’ll forgive my self-interest, a beat sheet write up on Persuasion by one of my favorite authors, Jane Austen.  Enjoy! 

The Heart of the Story: A Conversation with Scott H. Andrews

Try This to Find an Extra 30 Minutes to Write, Even on Your Busiest Days

How Seeds of Dystopia in the Present Make a Novel Set in the Future

Once a Bookseller, Always a Bookseller

Persuasion by Jane Austen Novel Beat Sheet

Tangled Threads or Perfect Weave: Writing a Many-Stranded Story

How to Change Your Kindle Keywords, by Dave Chesson

What Words Can Do

Where Novelists Get Stuck: 3 Common Issues with Early Drafts

9 Tips to Increase Concentration Levels

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Welcome to No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links. These are a top ten of articles about the craft of writing or of interest to science fiction and fantasy readers and writers. Forgive my blue mood, but there has been far too many losses in our speculative community as of late. I want to highlight both Chadwick Boseman’s and Terry Goodkind’s passings in particular. Many bright lights are diminished, but not forgotten.

“The Moon’s a Balloon”: Hot Air Balloons and Airships in Speculative Fiction

How To Read

7 Ways to Build a Community Around Your Blog

On Writing Fanfiction

Terry Goodkind (1948-2020)

Writing Horses: Why Bother to Get It Right?

How to Pitch Your Story

Rest in Peace, Chadwick Boseman

Writing Chapter Books for Young Readers

Get Inspired with Observational Writing

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Welcome to another top-ten writing links from No Wasted Ink.  I have a couple of great writing tip articles for you along with ones about dealing with social media as an author.  I hope you enjoy them!

For The Love of Pretend Maps

Take A Long View on Research

Six Consequences of Poorly Thought-Out Magic Systems

Cut to the Chase: Tools for Revision

The Brontës: the unfortunate and unlikely tale of the world’s “greatest literary sisters”

The Vital Importance of Your Writing Community

5 Basic Rules of Social Media

Aspen Institute Looks at a Publishing Industry Challenged to Embrace Diversity

It’s Time to Radically Rethink Online Book Events

Why I Actually Prefer Stories With Prologues

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Happy Labor Day to all my American readers.  This week I have a great list of writers links for you to enjoy.  This time the focus is more on general writing tips, but there are a few about publishing and books stores too.  I hope you like them!  Have a great holiday!

Succeed as a Professional Writer by Practicing Disciplined Creativity

SFF Works That Avoid Violent Solutions

How to Use Skeleton Outlines to Write Faster

A Fantasy Word List

Have Your Characters Say What You Wish You’d Said

Why Structures Like The Hero’s Journey Don’t Work

Coronavirus Lockdown Lessons for Authors

The Demise of the Second-Hand Bookshop

A Confederacy of Authors

How to Survive a Pandemic, According to an Academic Publisher

 

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Welcome back to another Monday of No Wasted Ink Writers Links.  This is a top-ten list of articles of interest to writers of science fiction and fantasy genre.  I hope you find them as interesting as I did.  Enjoy your week!

Amazon Editorial Reviews: Are You Using This Incredible Section?

Sci-Fi Tip: Futuristic Construction Technologies

Beyond Rome: Infrastructure in Ancient Civilizations

Convention Etiquette For Pros & Panelists

Writing Hacks: Keyboard Shortcuts

Building Arrakis: How Herbert Sabotaged His Own Ideas

History for Fantasy Writers: On Tree-Wrights and Others

It’s Time to Radically Rethink Online Book Events

Digital Printing: The New Normal