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No Wasted Ink Writers Links


No Wasted Ink is proud to present writing craft links on Monday.  This long-running series is one of the more popular ones on my blog.  I do my best to hand curate articles that I find interesting and enlightening for writers in the speculative genre to enjoy with your morning coffee at the start of the week.


What Ian Fleming Did to Make James Bond a Success

Does Your Story Have a Solid Foundation?

Who’s Going to Help Your Hero?

How to Map a Fantasy World

From Whence Cometh Ideas? 10 Fun Idea-Generating Activities and Story Starters

10 Reasons Storytellers Should Dabble in Poetry

10 Tips for Strengthening Your Unique Writing Voice

For Indie Publishers: When and Why to Work with a Trade Book Distributor

How Do You Decide Who Your Protagonist Is?

No Wasted Ink Writers Links


Happy Monday!  This week the writers links are mainly writing craft related, along with a few science fiction related topics.  Pour yourself a good cup of joe or your favorite tea and take a look.  I think you’ll find something of interest here.

10 Modern Proofreading Tips to Catch More Avoidable Goofs


Problematic Classics: Four Questions to Ask When Beloved Books Haven’t Aged Well

10 Mistakes I Made as a New Indie Author

Put Some Snap in Your Style

Is Collaborative Writing on the rise? And Making the Most of It

This Star Trek Fan Theory Explains Why the Borg’s Attacks on the Federation Make No Sense

The Self-Publishing Path: It’s Often Anything But “Self”

Communicating with Poetry: The Search for Deeper Meaning

Writing Tools: Speech to Text Software – Is It Right for You?

No Wasted Ink Writers Links


Welcome back to No Wasted Ink!  This Monday I have a nice list of writing links for you to take a look at it.  As usual, there are plenty of links about the craft of writing and about science fiction and fantasy, but there was one about Harlan Ellison that I found rather interesting.  I did not know the full story behind his famous award-winning Star Trek script: “The City on the Edge of Forever”.  Enjoy

Writing and the Permission to Succeed: The Intersection of Art and Shame

3 Famous Writers on Process and Productivity


Science Fiction’s Trouble with Terraforming

Create Believable “Troubled” Characters by Studying Personality Disorders.

A Title by Any Other Name

The Mysteries of Creativity and Meditation

Harlan Ellison wrote Star Trek’s greatest episode. He hated it.

The Invention Process: Ten Strategies for Producing Writing

Is Social Media Changing How We Write?

No Wasted Ink Writers Links


Happy Monday!  It is time for another round of writer’s links from No Wasted Ink.  In addition to general writing tips, there are a couple of articles in the fantasy and science fiction genre that are sure to interest you.  Enjoy!

The Heart to Start Your Creative Journey

The Cost of Changing an Entire Country’s Alphabet

Neopronouns in Speculative Fiction: A Workshop
The Economics of Science Fiction

How to Publish Regularly, Even If You Lack Writing Confidence


What Makes the Monstrous

I Hope That Steven Moffat’s The Time Traveler’s Wife is LessDoctor Who and More Coupling

Practical Tips for Finding New Opportunities in Your Dusty Old Manuscripts

From My Bookshelf: Early Writing Lessons

Book Business: A Bookseller Interview

No Wasted Ink Writers Links


Monday is the time for No Wasted Ink’s Writers links.  This week is a good grab bag of interesting articles for your perusal.   There are writing tips, science data to inspire your sci-fi stories, a little poetry, and a nice article about beta readers.  Enjoy!

4 Steps for How to Turn an Idea Into a Story That Rocks

Can Creativity Pass Through Generations via DNA?

Targeting Readers: Audiences Have Evolved & So Should Marketing

Tools for the Visual-Spatial Writer (and the Rest of Us)

Build a World, Hook a Reader

Why I Write Poetry: Sarah Richards

Why You Need Beta Readers

Why You Should Write Your Memoir — Even If You Don’t Plan to Publish

6 Steps to Achieving Zen-Like Writer Efficiency

How to Skillfully Use Subplots in Your Novel