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No Wasted Ink Writers Links

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Happy Monday! It is time for the No Wasted Ink Top-Ten writing links! These are articles of use to the science fiction and fantasy author. I hope you enjoy them!


Elmer Bernstein at 100


Jack L. Chalker Young Writers’ Contest Winners


I Feel Funny: Humor Writing Tips for Novelists


The Importance of Putting Yourself into Your Scripts


On Launching Nonfiction Books for Writers


Five Secondary Character Arcs to Strengthen Your Cast


Get, or Keep, a Life


14 Tips for Dealing With the Passage of Time in a Story


Is It a Problem for a Disability to Be Integral to the Plot?


Foreshadowing: A Revision Skill to Love

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Welcome to No Wasted Ink’s Writer Links. I have selected a top-ten of writing craft articles for the science fiction and fantasy author. This week features plenty of craft articles and a history lesson about one of the Big Three grandmasters of science fiction: Robert A. Heinlein. I hope you enjoy the articles!


How to Make Money as a Freelance Writer: 15 Writing Business Essentials

The challenges of writing a long series & Guardian of Monsters

What the Heinleins Told the 1950 Census

Romancing SFF: When Making the Connection Makes the Book

Revolutions and Why They Fail

Protesting through Poetry: Embrace Your Inner Poet-Activist!

6 Ways to Craft Spectacular Set-Piece Scenes

Fiction Filler: Bloated Writing Makes Readers Sick

One Quick Reason Readers Cheer For Unlikable Characters

It’s About Time: Backstory, Flashback, and Chronology

Space Cadet Science Fiction Review Publishes!

I’m pleased to announce that my Book Review about Robert A Heinlein’s novel “Space Cadet” published today. “The Space Cadet Science Fiction Review” is a literary journal of short stories, book reviews, and poetry in the science fiction genre.

Justin Sloane, the editor and publisher of this and other fine literary efforts asked me to review the book specifically. I am a fan of Robert A Heinlein’s work, and consider him one of my main influencers in science fiction writing and poetry.

While his work has suffered from dating, as you will read in my review, I consider his work to still be worth seeking out. He inspired more than one generation of scientists, engineers, and astronauts and his work has put a stamp on our ideas of what technology can accomplish.

Find the journal: https://starshipsloane.com/article/the-space-cadet-science-fiction-review-spring-2022-issue-1/

Note: I used the journal’s cover as part of my ad artwork. This fine journal cover was created by artist: Michael Alan Alien.

Eccentric Orbits 3 Launches! An Anthology of SciFi Poetry

As editor of “Eccentric Orbits 3”, I am proud to announce that our anthology is now available for purchase! The book can be found in both ebook and paperback on Amazon.

AMAZON

The function of speculative poetry is to engage the mind to a new understanding, not rehearse the past or the ordinary. This anthology of science fiction, fantasy, and horror poetry explores new concepts, folklore, myth, and the fantastic, by some of the most exciting, speculative poets of our time. Discover the insights of these contemporary wordsmiths that are surging from the pages of science fiction into the reality of our world.

This speculative poetry anthology is perfect as a gift for poetry lovers, readers of science fiction, fantasy, or horror literature or to complete your own book collections.

Speculative Poets represented in this anthology:
JANUARY BAIN * STEWART C BAKER * ROBERT BEVERIDGE * CATHERINE BROGDON * FARUK BUZHALA * DALE CHAMPLIN * LINDA M. CRATE * BILLIE DEE * KENDALL EVANS * GARY EVERY * MARK A. FISHER * JEAN-PAUL L. GARNIER * LEE GARRATT * KEN GOUDSWARD * FIN HALL * MICHAEL HOFFMAN * DEBORAH L. KELLY * DEBORAH P. KOLODJI * DAVID C. KOPASKA-MERKEL * BLAISE LANGLOIS * GERRI LEEN * RICHARD MAGAHIZ * JACK MASSA * ALLENE NICHOLS * MICHELLE OUCHAREK-DEO * RK RUGG * RYFKAH * JUSTIN SLOANE * JOSHUA ST. CLAIRE * SEAN STUBBLEFIELD * REX SWEENY * LISA TIMPF * LAMONT TURNER * WENDY VAN CAMP * MIKE VAN HORN * RUTH E. WALKER * TD WALKER * LYNN WHITE * JEFF YOUNG

SCIFAIKU: Nothing To See Here

A Scifaiku Poem by Wendy Van Camp

fighter jets scramble
chase saucers across the sky
nothing to see here

I was invited to create a series of scifaiku poems about UFOs by the editor of “The Flying Saucer Poetry Review”. It is a topic I’m not familiar with except as part of pop culture. In my research, I discovered flying saucers are in the news and the US Navy concede the objects are real. They call the sightings “signs of novel technology” and that is where I took the title and theme of this series.

This poem is a part of the scifaiku poetry series “Signs of Novel Techonology” that appeared in “The Flying Saucer Poetry Review” in the Fall of 2021.