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No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

This week’s writer’s links are more focused on writing, a little grammar, novels and publishing. Enjoy!



5 Things Paratrooping Can Teach You About Self-Publishing

Formatting Ebook . . . Tearing Hair Out

Why Writers Should Stop Being Scared and Take A Leap of Faith

Repotting Your Creativity

Three Easy Plotting ideas

5 Reasons to Write Your Scenes In Order

Six Things Meditation Taught Me About Freelancing

Surviving the Summer and Social Media

Where to Find Inspiration: 50 Quotes for Writers

Grammar Rules: Subject and Verb Agreement

No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

This week’s writer’s links are more focused on writing, novels and publishing. I hope you enjoy them!



20 Principles of Good Writing

The Shakespearean Guide to Entrepreneurship

Social media and the art of being interested

Why Aren’t E-Reading Devices Smarter?

How Much Should You Pay To Publish Your Novel?

Working Through Illness

20 Synonyms for “Type”

Are You Charging Accordingly For Your Freelance Writing Skills?

The Impulsive Writer’s Productivity Secret: 3 Reasons to Write What You Want

21 Ways to Add Magic to Your Brand and Stand Out as a Creative

Writing Space: Cyndi Lavin

I credit Problogger Cyndi Lavin as being the one who returned me to writing on a regular basis. Due to her encouragement, I started to publish guest posts on blogs, including her own, and various articles to online jewelry magazines. I am proud to feature her writing space here on No Wasted Ink.

I don’t really remember there ever being a time when I wasn’t making something, even if it was just making a mess as a small child! I credit my mother, RuthAnn Lavin, with encouraging and modeling everyday creativity for me. I was always making, and sometimes selling, small things as a child, but I discovered along the way that what I really like most is helping other people figure stuff out too. Creativity has too narrow a definition in some peoples’ worlds, and I really believe that if you find the form of creativity that you were designed by your Creator to express, you’ll be a much happier person.

To that end, I began writing up instructions for projects that were published in various magazines and books, and then I got involved in blogging back in 2005. My blogs quickly became a way that I found to share art projects with people who were actually interested in learning to do some of the things I do.

When people ask me what I do for a living, my standard reply is, “I make things and I write about it.” If they show interest, then I elaborate, but it still strikes me that is the best description of my work day. I have a wonderful studio which includes space for both my work table and my writing desk. While the work table is most often chaotic and messy, my writing space is pretty neat and organized. Yes, there are a few piles, but they are kept to a minimum. I like being able to move quickly from my work table, where I also shoot most of my pictures, over to my writing desk where I keep my projects organized for future publication.

My favorite making/writing project to date has been my e-book, Every Bead Has a Story, which is about my explorations in mixed media bead embroidery. I published it a chapter at a time, both because I was too excited to wait and also so that readers could acquire only the chapters that interested them. The first chapter is free, so if any of your readers would like to take up a new hobby, they are welcome to help themselves.

Cyndi Lavin, Artist & AuthorCyndi Lavin

http://www.beading-arts.com/
http://www.mixed-media-artist.com/
http://realfoodfast.blogspot.com/

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