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Welcome back to another Monday of Writers Links here on No Wasted Ink.  This week I have a nice assortment of general writing links plus a few articles about the science fiction genre and community.  Happy reading!

Does Fantasy Lit Have to Be Real to Be Fantastic?


The Real Reason Fans Hate the Last Season of Game of Thrones

Kelly Link’s Advice to Debut Authors: Writing is Terrible, Complaining About it Is Fine

5 Top Legal Issues for Authors and Self-Publishers

Writing Insights Part One: Becoming a Writer

Crash-Proofing Your Novel

How To Write A Synopsis For Your Novel

Power Couples in the World of Speculative Fiction: Jim Freund and Barbara Krasnoff

What is Folklore?

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Welcome to No Wasted Ink!  This week’s top ten articles about the craft of writing are mainly general writing tips. So pour yourself a cup of your favorite beverage and pull up a chair. There is some serious reading to find here.

How To Overcome the 3 Practical Challenges That Every Writer Endures

How to Avoid Writing That’s as Clear as a Mountain Stream

The 1973 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer: Terry Carr

Helping Authors Become Artists

Write Tight

How Writing Faster Can Vastly Improve Your Storytelling

The Five Stages of Becoming a Fiction Writer

5 Character Tools You Absolutely Need to Know

Writing Tips: 8 Ways To Take Your Book From Good To Great

Assessing Yourself as a Writer: Does Your Writing Make the Grade?

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Welcome to another day of top ten links here on No Wasted Ink.  I have the usual grab bag of general writing tips for you to enjoy, but also a memorial for Award-winning science fiction author Gene Wolfe who passed away recently.  Mr. Wolfe is one of those authors who helped to define the shape of the science fiction genre. If you haven’t read of his works, I recommend you check him out. Be prepared for detailed worlds beyond your imagination.

In Memoriam – Gene Wolfe

Tomorrow Isn’t Always Another Day: Remembering Howard Fast’s The Edge of Tomorrow


How to Use Your Outline When Writing Your First Draft

Five Reasons To Write Short

Five Characters With Strong Arcs

8 Ways to Inject Humor into Your Writing

Look After Yourself: Self Care For Writers

How a Ticking Clock Reveals Character and Propels Your Plot

Unique Traits that Define Every Astonishing Writer

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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?


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


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