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No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

writers-linksMonday’s are my favorite posting days because I love to share my internet wanderings with you all.  This week features plenty of general writing articles that caught my eye.  Some for beginners and some for more advanced authors.  Enjoy!

How to Plot a Book: Start With the Antagonist

Symbolism & Setting—The Perfect Marriage

Building A Story Garden: The Power Of Settings In Fiction

How To Write 50,000 Words In A Month With Grant Faulkner

Are Libraries the New Bookstores?

Typography Aficionados Still Not Happy With Kindle Fonts

Are you a ‘reader’ when listening to an audiobook? Yes, of course.

Nearly 400 Publishers Have Applied for Medium’s Plan to Help Them Make Money

Alan Moore Advises New Writers to Self-Publish Because Big Publishers Suck

The Hidden Messages of Colonial Handwriting

No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

writers-linksHappy Fourth of July and welcome to another installment of No Wasted Ink’s writer’s links.  I have a nice selection of writing articles for you all and I hope that they prove to be as much interest to you as they were for me.  Have a safe and sane Independence Day!

Against the Cult of Travel, or What Everyone Gets Wrong About the Hobbit

The Art of Video Game Writing


Scrivener: a Great Tool for Professional Bloggers

5 Secrets of Complex Supporting Characters

Are You Botching Your Dialogue?

Making your Character Shine From Page One

Writing Lesbian Fiction With Clare Lydon

What Are You Really Saying? (The Use of Subtext)

A Less Lonely Way to Get More Writing Done

No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

writers-linksThis week during my web wanderings, I was more focused on how others live the life of a writer.  In addition to general writing articles, you will find a few on this subject.  Happy Monday!

Writers Worth: The Cost of Laziness

Poisons in SFF

How to Control Reader Reactions to Character Sins

Can’t Keep Up? 7 Brilliant Ways To Finish Your Story

Designing Your Author Brand

Getting Your Novel to the Finish Line: Staying Focused Enough to Write

11 Successful Writers Share Their Writing Routines

Author and Comedian Sara Benincasa On Becoming An Artist Without Going Broke

When You Know Who You Are, You Know What to Write

How to Plot a Story (Even If Plotting Scares You Silly): 7 Sure-Fire Ways

No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

writers-linksAll week long, I scour the web to find interesting articles to read about the craft of writing.  The ones that I find most interesting are the ones that I share with you every Monday.  I hope you  enjoy this selection. 

Calm Out of Chaos: Organizing Your Hard Drive, or, How to Save What’s Left of Your Hair

Authors, Get Thee to Social Media: Explaining the Rise and Rise of YA Books

Why I’m Going Back to My Maiden Name

Writing Short and Long Fiction with Beth Cato


Everything You Need to Know About Writing a 3rd-Person POV

How to Make Boring Story Parts Exciting

How To Reach Niche Audiences

Working Without Distractions in Scrivener

If You Want to be A Writer, You Should be Watching TV. Here’s Why.

No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

writers-linksWelcome back to another Monday of Writer’s Links.  As usual, there are plenty of general writing articles to read, but I also made a point to find ones concerning science fiction and fantasy writing.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing: #1… Can’t Get Indie Books into Bookstores

10 Common Mistakes I See in Epic Fantasy Writing

The Drafts Your Novel Needs (and Why You Probably Won’t Use a Single Word of Your First Draft!)

Nietzsche’s Ten Rules for Writers

Media Kits for Writers: A Beginner’s Guide

Realistic Astronomy in Science Fiction


How to Write Scenes Your Readers Will Rave About

Amazing Cake Illustration Process From Up-and-Coming Children’s Book Writer/Illustrator Akiko White

How Strong is Your Dialogue? How to Fix Common Dialogue Problems