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No Wasted Ink Writers Links


This Monday, I strayed away from only general writing tips and included a few on research topics, marketing, and libraries.  I hope you enjoy the brief change of topic this week.  

Controlling Chapter Lengths in Your Novel

Animal Talk: The Emerging Science of Ethology

Book Clubs – The Human Touch in Marketing

Fizzle or Sizzle? How Genre is Fundamental for Story Success

Deepening Our Story: Theme It Like You Mean It

Why Patience Is A Virtue: Learning To Take Your Time As A New Writer

The Question You Need to Ask for Every Scene

The Disappearance of Books Threatens to Erode Fine Arts Libraries

The Novel Versus the Short Story: A Conversation with Matthew Lansburgh


No Wasted Ink Writers Links


Here we are on another Monday, so it is time for another batch of writers links here on No Wasted Ink.  Most of the links this week are general writing tips, along with an article about feminism in publishing and one about turning your how-to book into a workbook that I found to be useful.  Enjoy!

How to Spot and Avoid Self-Indulgent Writing

How to Write a Flashback

How to Handle Critiques

How to Write Unforgettable Settings Readers Never Want to Leave

Garlic Breath For Writers (aka, Bad First Pages)

How To Turn Your Non-Fiction Book Into A Workbook

Analyzing Your Novel for Market Value

Publish and Be Damned

Using Third Person vs First Person Novel Narratives

Feminist Presses Are Seizing the Moment

No Wasted Ink Writers Links


No Wasted Ink proudly showcased articles about the craft of writing for your reading pleasure.  This week I have a nice bundle of them for you.  Most are general writing tips, but a few are genre based.  I hope you enjoy them.

Women Of Color Are Quietly Taking Over Sci-Fi & It’s About Time

Who Decides if a Writer has Talent?

Debunking Myths About Hunting

Learn 5 Ways to Take Risks With Your Writing

What Should I Expect From My First Novel?

Character Building: How Story Forges, Refines, and Defines Characters

Writing Tips: 10 Productivity Secrets From the Author of 1,000 Blog Posts

Characters in Cars Thinking, or, How to Deal with the Passage of Time

How To Deal With Self-Doubt As A Writer

Why You Should Keep Track of Your Story Details

No Wasted Ink Writers Links


Welcome back to another Monday full of writers links.  This week is full of general writing tips for your pleasure.  I think this might be one of my better batches.  Do you agree?

A Primer on Primates for SFF Writers

Get Some Blood Pumping in Your Prose

How to Outsmart Writer’s Block with Neuroscience

Publishing Success: Genre Loyalty vs. Plot Bunny Saboteurs

Mapping Your Story’s Setting

The Difference Between a Revision, a Rewrite, and a Redraft

What’s the Best Way to Promote Literature in Translation?

Writing: How to Collaborate Effectively with Other Indie Authors In Your Genre

How to Fight Isolation When You Work From Home

Give Your Hero a Hard Time

No Wasted Ink Writers Links


After last week’s wandering off the trail, I am back to finding regular writing articles for you.  Please enjoy this mix of writing tips, science fiction research, and a cool article about creating maps for your fantasy stories.  Enjoy!

Creating a Fantasy Map

How to Write a Killer Book Introduction


Space Bugs: Writing Microbes in Outer Space

Don’t Write Scenes–Write Images

Better Book Descriptions in 3 Easy Steps

How to Write a Story from the Ending: Twisted Path to Mind-Blowing End

Want Memorable Characters? Focus on the Little Things

Upstaged by Backstory: Are You Writing the Wrong Novel?

Terry Goodkind Wants Everyone to Know How Much He Hates His New Novel’s Cover Art