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No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Welcome to No Wasted Ink’s top ten writing articles. As I comb the internet for interesting articles to read, I like to save some of the best ones to compile into my link posts. This time there are plenty of articles about writing craft that I hope you’ll favor. Enjoy!

Worldbuilding The Other

Building Temeraire: How Novik Included Diversity and Justice in a Historical Setting

History for Fantasy Writers: Bank on It

Maximize Productivity with Speech-To-Text Software

5 Reasons Our Characters Need to Fail

How to Publish an Ebook: A 9-Step Guide for Success

Will Fantasy Ever Let Black Boys Like Me Be Magic?

On Inventing the Past from a 21st Century Perspective, and Inventing the Present for Future Generations

In Defense Of The “Modern” Adaptation

7 Powerful Lessons From 7 Legendary Writers


The Curate’s Brother: A Jane Austen Variation of Persuasion
by Wendy Van Camp

Available on Amazon

A Regency Historical based on the characters and settings from Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion. It can serve as a stand-alone or a prequel to Austen’s book.

It is the summer of 1806 in Somerset, England.

EDWARD WENTWORTH, a young curate, is surprised by the arrival of his brother, Commander Frederick Wentworth, the “hero of San Domingo”, who is on shore leave from his battles in the Napoleonic wars and has come to spend time with the only family he has in England.

All the good Commander wants to do is flirt and dance with the ladies until he is called back to sea, but when his flirting extends to SALLY MARSHALL, an outgoing beauty that Edward always disdained as “a child”, the curate becomes aware that his opinion of Sally is sorely outdated. Meanwhile, Frederick becomes drawn to shy wallflower ANNE ELLIOT. She is the daughter of a baronet and above his station, but Frederick pays no heed to his brother’s warnings that class may prevent their union.

At the end of summer, a letter and package arrive that will change everything for the two brothers. Which will prevail? The bold action of the commander or the quiet manners of the curate?

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Welcome to another Monday of writers. This week I was taking a long look at world-building since I’m working on a new setting for a novella and was searching for new ideas on making a more vibrant world. I hope you enjoy the selection.

What is a curse?

Plants in World-building: Cacao Case Study

Writing for beginners… a few thoughts


15 Productive Tasks You Can Still Do Even When You Don’t Feel Like Writing


Enemy Without a Face: When Dealing With a Different Sort of ‘Villain’

Should I Publish My Story Online in Sections?

How to Describe a Location You’ve Never Visited

Scrivener Quick Tips: A Roundup of Handy Features

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Welcome back to No Wasted Ink’s writer links.  This set is mainly general writing tips meant to help you up your writing game.  Advice for characters, conflict, and dialog abound here.  I hope you find them as useful as I did.

Writing Unlikeable Characters Readers Will Root For

Creativity vs. the Ego (Or, the Value of Unpublishable Stories)

Scene Writing is Where the Fun Happens

Six Tips for Avoiding Repetitive Conflict

Why All Writers Need A Structural Toolbox

How The 12-Week Year Can Help You Write Your Novel

sounds of silence: When writer’s block strikes

Change Your Author Blog into an Author Website

6 Common Dialogue Mistakes

Writing When You’re Not Writing

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Happy Monday!  Welcome to another top ten writing links from No Wasted Ink.  This time the majority of the articles are craft related, ones that will get you thinking about the writing and publishing process.  I hope you find them useful!  Enjoy.

Clueless Advice People Give New Writers: 10 Things to Ignore

3 Unique Research Methods for Identifying Small Publishers

How to choose a book title

What is a Charm?

Can You Learn Good Storytelling From A Bad Writer?

5 Questions About How to Balance Multiple POVs in Your Story

Building a Writing Community and Magazine

Write Tight

Recording an Audio Version of Your Story

How I Trick My Panster Brain into Plotting