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Welcome to No Wasted Ink’s writing links. Each Monday I make a top ten list of writerly articles that I found useful during my personal surfing of the internet. Most are general writing tips, but sometimes I go a little afield in topics of interest to me. I hope you enjoy them!

Good Story Endings: Happy or Sad, or Something Else?

How to Get Out of the Writing Doldrums

How to Write a Page Turner: Master the 7 Rules of the Cliffhanger

Do I need to start my book with a prologue?

Writing About Your Life Without Ruining Your Relationships

Fly Me to the Moon: Fantasy versus Reality

How to Tell if Your Story Has Too Much Plot, Not Enough Character

Ten Ways to Support Other Authors

Evolution of a Cover: ISABELLA MOON

Deep POV: What IS It & Why Do Readers LOVE It So Much?

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Happy Monday! Once more I offer to you a top ten list of writerly articles. Most are general writing tips, but a few relate to building your career as a writer. I hope you find them useful!

How to Use a “Truth Chart” to Figure Out Your Character’s Arc

Is a “Personal Relationship” with Authors What Readers Want?

Copyediting Jobs: How to Estimate Hours and Pricing


A Conversation with Zoe Quinton on Developmental Editing

Colorful Language: Falling in Love with the Speech Rhythms of the American Southwest

Building an Author Platform: What It Is, Why You Need One, and How to Get Started

Entomology and Ants in Fantasy

If You’re Only Going to Master 10 Literary Devices, Let it Be These Ones

How to Build a Long-Term Writing Career

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Happy Monday! It is time for the top ten writing-related articles here on No Wasted Ink. While I have a few geared toward speculative fiction authors, there are many about the art of selling your books and the publishing scene too. I hope you find them interesting.

Walk Like a Dog

The Decline of Mainstream Fiction: Why Authors Need a Genre in Today’s Fragmented Publishing World.

Why Self-Publishing Authors Should Consider Establishing Their Own Imprint


Interstellar Space Law: Who Owns Oumuamua?

Publisher Rocket: What Is It? And How Can It Help You Sell Books?

Key Ways to Rediscover your Writing “Fun Mojo”

Science Fiction—More than Just Gizmos

Depicting Characters Held Back by Fear

World-building Historical Fantasy

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Happy Monday! My top ten list of articles for writers is hot off the press. This week I chose general writing subjects, not so much focusing on scifi or fantasy genre as I usually do. Sometimes it is good to break things up. I hope you enjoy this week’s selection.

The Half-Wild Muse: On Writers and Their Cats

How to describe a character

Five Lies Writers Believe

Another Person’s Words: Poetry Is Always the Speaker

How Stanley Kubrick Staged the Moon Landing

This Tiny Traveling Bookstore Wanders the French Countryside

‘Close’ Proximity, ‘End’ Result, and More Redundant Words to Delete From Your Writing

Why Editing Matters

Haiku Remix Game: A Fun Poetry Game

7 Innovative Journaling Techniques You’ll Want to Try

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Welcome back to another top ten writing craft links by No Wasted Ink.  I have a nice grab bag of general craft links for you, plus a few science fiction related links.  Enjoy!

The Lure of the Writing Template: Why Filling in the Blanks Doesn’t Work

Fiction Addiction: How Great Storytellers Put the “Meth” into “Method”

Foodbuilding as Worldbuilding — Creating Fantasy Cuisines

How To Survive A Conference Even If You’re An Introvert

Writing the Ending: Tying Up All the Loose Ends

Be Careful, or You’ll End Up in My Novel

Sifting through Mythology: Finding the Grains of Your Story

5 Ways to Ensure Readers Don’t Abandon Your Book

The History of Women in Sci-Fi Isn’t What You Think

Heinlein’s Juveniles vs. Andre Norton’s Young Adult Novels