Author Archives: Janine Savage



Janine Savage

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Divas Rec: Why Women Love Alpha Males by Lauren Schmelz

For the next two weeks, the Divas are going to break from our regularly scheduled programming by opening the vault of our past articles and recommending our favorite articles by the Divas. We hope you experience all the joys (and none of the annoys) of the holiday season and our favorite articles from Write Divas!   Divas Recommend: Why Women Love Alpha Males in Romance...

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22 Dec 2014
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Divas Rec: 10 Signs You’re Ignoring Constructive Criticism

Divas Recommend: 10 Signs You’re Ignoring Constructive Criticism of Your Writing by Amy Spahn As an editor, it’s my job to give constructive criticism. It’s what I get paid to do. Along the way, I try to offer some praise for the elements of a story that work, but most of my feedback does not involve writing a sonnet extolling the virtues of a manuscript...

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18 Dec 2014
in Articles, On Editing

Track Changes – Advanced

Track Changes – Advanced   A few months ago, I started my series on Track Changes in Microsoft Word for anyone who was struggling with this feature. Hopefully, it has been of use to an author or two. This is article is my last installment in this series and it centers on the options available to you when using this tool. As authors and editors,...

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08 Dec 2014
in Articles, Commonly Confused

Commonly Confused: Farther versus Further

Commonly Confused: Farther versus Further   I’ll admit it. There was time when farther versus further confused me. Maybe I was too literal as a child and had a hard time thinking figuratively. The good news is I’ve mastered the ability to think figuratively now that I’m *cough* older *cough* and have had an understanding of farther versus further for a long time now. These two words are frequently mixed up...

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03 Dec 2014
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Divas Rec: The Eight Character Archetypes of the Hero’s Journey by Chris Winkle

Divas Recommend: The Eight Character Archetypes of the Hero’s Journey by Chris Winkle I ran across Chris Winkle’s article “The Eight Character Archetypes of the Hero’s Journey” on the Mythcreants website a month or so ago and wanted to share it with our readers. Winkle covers the different roles characters take on in the myth structure or the hero’s journey. Complete with pictures and examples...

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20 Nov 2014
in Articles, On Writing

Track Changes – Intermediate

Track Changes – Intermediate   Last month I introduced Track Changes in Microsoft Word for anyone who needed a little extra instruction. I hope you’ve all been practicing! This month I’m going to delve a little further into some of the features Track Changes has to offer authors when tracking the changes made to their manuscripts by the various editors, readers, betas, and critique partners....

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10 Nov 2014
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Divas Rec: Ten Self-Publishing Mistakes by Guy Kawasaki

Divas Recommend “Top Ten Mistakes Writers Make When Self-Publishing a Book” by Guy Kawasaki Whether your goal is to publish your book with a big publisher, an indie publisher or self-publish, Guy Kawasaki’s list of self-publishing mistakes to avoid  is good advice for all. Tips such as “Writing for the wrong reason,” “Having only one plan,” and “Not building your marketing platform in advance” apply...

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23 Oct 2014
in Articles, On Writing

Track Changes – The Basics

Track Changes – The Basics   A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, I discovered track changes in Microsoft Word. What a wonderful feature! It allows collaborators to make changes to a document while preserving the original until a change is made permanent. The best part is that each collaborator’s revisions and comments are tracked separately and appear in a different color....

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13 Oct 2014
in Special

Writing Conferences 2015 – Part 1

Writing Conferences 2015 – Part 1 After doing this last year, I decided it was high time to do it again, but earlier. I’ve asked the Divas give me their recommendations for writing conferences and author events in their area for January – June of 2015. For Additional events in June through December, please check out Writing Conferences 2015 – Part 2. I’ve limited this...

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08 Oct 2014
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