Author Archives: Janine Savage



Janine Savage

in On Writing

Writing Pitfall #3: Flashbacks

Writing Pitfall #3: Flashbacks   Literary flashbacks (analepses), and to a lesser extent flashforwards (prolepses), are the bane of many an editor. Why? Mostly because of misuse by authors who don’t understand when, why, and how to use these tools effectively. A flashback does one thing well. It halts the forward momentum of the story in the present in order to visit something that has...

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15 Jul 2013
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Quick Tips: When To Create The Book Cover

Creating a book cover  is something many authors put on the back burner until after the book is written. The reasoning for this seems sound. I’ll have a clearer picture of the book when it’s done. The cover will reveal itself to me as I write. Do one thing at a time… write first. I must write the story before I start on cover design....

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13 Jul 2013
in Writing Exercises

Writing Exercises: Reducing Adjectives

Writing exercises are good tools to help any author improve. This week’s exercise is designed to teach you to use only the adjectives you need. We’ve all heard the advice: Paint a picture with your words. Describe the scene. Be creative with your words… Many first time authors take this advice a little too far and over use adjectives when describing something, because let’s face...

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11 Jul 2013
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Writing Prompt: Picture

Writing Prompt: what do you see? A giant moth, an alien from another planet, a prehistoric bug, a spider with wings, a beautiful creation of nature, a lamppost under siege… Let your creativity flow and write a flash fiction of 200 words or less. If you feel like sharing, please post your story in the comments section below. I’d love to read it.   Additional...

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09 Jul 2013
in Diva Chat

Diva Chat: Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J. R. Ward

Write Divas is kicking off our first ever Diva Chat round table discussion the wildly successful paranormal romance series, Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward. In 2005 Ward published Dark Lover, the first of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books. Since then, the series has grown to include eleven books with a twelfth planned for 2014. The series is about a race of vampire warriors who live among humans...

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03 Jul 2013
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