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No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Welcome to No Wasted Ink Writers Links where I list my top ten writing articles each Monday.  These are articles that I discovered during my own browsing.  There are general writing tips and a few for science fiction authors.  I hope you enjoy them!

Can You Learn How to Plot Fiction?

5 Ways Writers (Try to) Fake Their Way to Good Storytelling

Before And After: Does Your First Draft Look Good Naked?

Understanding Appropriative Worldbuilding

Choosing the Right Idea

Story Structure in a Flash

Writing Tips: 11 Tools To Capture Your Creative Ideas

Raising Your Novel’s Visibility: Blog Posts & Leveraging Library Contacts

The Illusive Writer’s Voice

10 Things You Wish You Knew Before Launching Your First Blog

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

It is Monday and time for a new top ten writers links.  Most of the links are to articles with general writing tips, but a few will be of interest to speculative fiction authors.  Enjoy!

What If Your Novel is Losing Steam?

4 Challenges of Writing for a Modern Audience

5 Tips for Authors on Using Social Media

Are Only Humans Creative? Plus, 6 Ways Creativity Improves Health

Bad People Make Better Stories: Crafting the Perfect ‘Unlikable’ Character

Introducing Otherworldly Elements Without Confusing Readers

6 Tips for Adding Life to Your Locations

Saggy Middle? Use Conflict to Nip and Tuck It

Author Mindset: How To Love Self-Editing

The Easiest Way to Fix a Novel’s Sagging Middle

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Happy Monday!  This week I have a great mix of writers links for you to enjoy.  Some about science fiction, but others on general writing tips.  I hope you enjoy them!

Authenticity and Racism in Contemporary Paganism

Social Media Marketing and Your Novel


Machine Learning for Writers


How to Write Interesting Scenes

5 Science Fiction Books That Predicted the Future

Did You Forget to Mention You’re a Writer?

Flawed Characters vs. “Too Dumb to Live”: What Makes the Difference?

How Can I Have a Non-Powered Hero in a Super-Powered Setting?

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

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?

No Wasted Ink Writers Links


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?