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No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

writers-linksAs we enter into this holiday season, I am still finding many interesting links about the writing process, marketing yourself as an author, and a nice tutorial on using dictation to write. Enjoy!


British English Vs American English

Getting a Traditional Book Deal After Self-Publishing

24 Writing Hashtags And A Mini Book Review

7 British English Writing Resources

Getting Started With Dictation

Cover Copy Primer

The Business Rusch: Writing Like It’s 2009

Scrivener: An Introduction to Novel Writing

Trusting Your Creative Self

7 Reasons To Write For Publications In Other Countries

No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

writers-linksEven though it is the holiday season, that doesn’t mean that we stop thinking about the writing process. Below are this week’s gathering from the various writing posts I’ve been perusing. I hope you enjoy them too.


Building an office for writing – first choose your screen

How to Tell if the First Draft of Your Novel Just Isn’t Worth Salvaging

Grammar Geekery: Most Common British/American English Spelling Mistakes

How I outlined my NaNo Novel The Damned Rise

Indie Publishing in 2013: Why We Can’t Party Like It’s 2009

How Do You Know If Your Work Is Any Good?

National Novel Writing Month: A Five-Year Vet’s View

Figurative and Alternate Meanings for 20 Medical Terms

Why Reeding and Riting Don’t Matter

Writing A Book: What Happens After The First Draft?

No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

writers-linksAfter 30 busy days where I hardly saw my husband, cooked very few meals, and hardly cleaned the house, I am happy to say that I am a Nanowrimo winner. I wrote 51K words toward the rough draft of the second book in my upcoming trilogy. I also wrote several chapters of book one of this project to fill in some plot holes and make the story richer in general. Due to my focus on Nanowrimo, this week’s links will feature topics on this subject from others that also joined in the madness that is Wrimo.


Everyone Needs an Editor. Even you.

How I Won NaNoWriMo and Why I Blame Scrivener

Don’t mess with my desk

Fountain Pen Basics: What kind of bottled fountain pen ink should I buy?

9 Things I Learned From My Copy-Edit

Building an office for writing – part one

Three Mac apps to help you self publish your book

Don’t Let the Decline of Spoken English Ruin Your Writing

Building a Plot of Variable Depth

Writing a Strong Opening Chapter

No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

This week’s links are more focused on the nuts and bolts of being a writer. Marketing, what to bring to book signings, and other useful topics to help your career as an author go more smoothly. Enjoy!




How to Have A Successful Book Signing

14 book signing tips for authors

What You Can Learn from One Writer’s Unlikely NY Times Bestsellers

Writing the Heart of Your Story

Selling my book on Amazon vs. selling on my own site

Freelancing and the Art of Marketing Karma

Top Security Tips For Using Public Wi-Fi

Science Fiction: Space Travel Fact and Fallacy

Writing to Wait

Writer Contract Primer

No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers of No Wasted Ink. I hope you have a wonderful holiday filled with family and friends gathering and enjoy lots of turkey. This week, I have some interesting links for you. The first one is not about writing, but about a certain mental process that would prove interesting in character building, others are articles about general writing habits. Enjoy!


The Path to Mastery

What If You Hate Your Own Writing?

10 Words for Bodily Functions and Actions

On Formatting

Reader Engagement With Transmedia: How To Use QR Codes

Science Fiction, Action Scenes, & The Gender Divide

Why Non-Writers Give the Best Critiques

7 Habits of Highly Prolific Writers

Mustering the Courage to Turn Down a Publishing Contract

More Technology for Writers