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No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

I am more focused on the act of writing in my links for this week. How to research a novel, archetypes of novels and how to define the category you novel might be published in. I hope you’ll find it as useful as I did in my process of learning about and following the treads in publishing here on No Wasted Ink.


Epic Fantasy: Archetypes & Window Dressing

My Principles that will become like the snowflake

Editing the Novel

How I Did Research For 3 New York Times Bestselling Authors

Defining the Category of Your Novel in the New Age of Publishing

Contractor Tips: Three Tips for Success on Elance

5 Writing Rules I Broke to Get Unstuck

50 Things I Learned At Thrillerfest 2012

6 Proven Tips For Getting Into The Write Mood

Writing for Profit or Pleasure – Magazines & eZines

No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

Another wonderful Monday is upon us. It is time to visit lots of links related to the art and business of writing here at No Wasted Ink.


Five Winning Habits of Successful Writers

Rights vs. Copyright

What Writers Should Do When Drawing A Blank

The Rise and Fall of the Rocket Ebook

The Beat of Your Own Drum

The 4 iconic types of freelancers

How to Start a Publishing Company

Amazon’s ambitious new push for same-day delivery

Write Faster with Scrivener

5 Stupid Things You Do in Social Media That Brand You a Pariah

Writing Space: D. Savannah George

Please welcome this guest post by D. Savannah George about her personal writing space here on No Wasted Ink.

D. Savannah George-Jones writing spaceSteven Taylor Goldsberry gives the following excellent advice in The Writer’s Book of Wisdom: “Work in an Inspiring Environment. Whatever you need to set the mood for serious creativity, go ahead and spoil yourself.”

So what inspires me? Practically everything. I love color, flowers, antiques, turtles, history, feathers, whimsy, pens in every shade and hue… the list goes on and on.

In my basement studio in my house on top of a mountain in northern Arkansas, I’ve created a haven. I’m surrounded by books, art supplies, and art, and outside the glass doors is full-on nature: bunnies, birds, butterflies, hummingbirds, the occasional deer. I can’t see my closest neighbor because of the trees.

Inside, I’ve pinned a little bit of everything I love to the bulletin board above my desk. The chair I sit on is actual wood, and probably over 100 years old. To the right of my desk sits an antique farm table, on top of which is a 50s-era Royal typewriter. (Every writer needs one! If nothing else, to remind us of how easy we have it now.) Next to that is the aquarium where my pet turtle lives. The sound of her filter – running water – reminds me of the ocean, which is my heart home. I often work with the dog under my feet and one of the two cats curled up on my lap or on my notes.

I do my writing on a brand-new MacBook Pro (my iBook began acting slap worn out after 7.5 years of heavy use, so I got my new toy tool). And of course, I often use the Internet for research.

But nothing can replace actual paper. I wrote my first “books” on brown paper, tied with red yarn. I often refer to an 1888 edition of The Pocket Gem Pronouncing Dictionary and the 10-volume Collier’s New Encyclopedia from 1921 – if not for ideas, then for a chuckle. And I scribble down ideas in my notebook, a catch-all for everything creative – poems in progress, notes on the chapters for the book I recently turned into my publisher, sketches for commissioned art…

At every turn, I see something amazing and inspiring and joyful – a photo of my grandmother, who turns 94 in September; a card from a dear friend that tells me unequivocally that she believes in me; a Classic Peanuts cartoon that shows Snoopy typing “Dumb” on his old typewriter, Lucy telling him “This is the title of your new novel? I think you can do better than that”, then his revised title: “Beyond Dumb”.

So, that’s my writing space. When I can’t be here, I’ll write anywhere: in the car, in a hotel room, on a plane. And so can you. Just spoil yourself. And write.

D. Savannah George has a tendency to be verbose, so writing short blog posts is good exercise for her brain. She is a multi-disciplinary artist – she writes, paints, crochets, takes photographs, and makes beaded jewelry, bookmarks, and notecards. She has published several short stories and a number of poems, as well as numerous articles in various newspapers and magazines, and has won several awards for her writing. Her first book, A Spicy Secret, #22 in the Annie’s Attic Mystery Series, will be released in January 2013. She also serves as a book editor for authors and several small publishers.

No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful Independence Day. Now it is time for more writer’s links here on No Wasted Ink.



Winning The Hearts And Minds Of Your Readers Through Editing With Matt Gartland

Making Time to Write With Kids

Overcome Writer’s Block Forever

6 Elements of a “Sticky” Pinterest Campaign

How To Write Powerful Blog Posts

How to Be Profound

Writers Often Find Egg Timers Helpful

Magazines: Reading To Write An Essay

Corporal vs. Corporeal

You Must Have an Agent . . . or Not

No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

From where famous author’s wrote their manuscripts, to general writing tips, to tossing in a little steampunk goodness, this week’s writer’s links here on No Wasted Ink will be sure to please.


The Creativity of Getting Things Done – Part One

Fantasy Writing Case Study: Trindall Grove

The Libraries, Studies, and Writing Rooms of 15 Famous Men

Are You Writing Your Novel Too Fast?

Steampunk heroes: Building a better leading man

Why Self-Publishing Is a Tragic Term

How Should You Refer to a Cultural Era?

Writer’s Survival Guide 15: Fighting Distractions

What to Do After You Get Fired From Your Freelance Writing Gig

2 Big Ideas for Self-Publishing Your Book