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Being editors, the Divas notice writing tropes, whether it’s in the manuscripts we edit or the books we read. I asked each of the Divas to write a bit about their least favorite writing tropes and why they don’t like them. Please keep in mind that these are the personal preferences of the Divas. There will be just as many readers, authors, and editors out...

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Diva Chat: Kindle Unlimited   With the start of Amazon’s new program Kindle Unlimited, I asked the Divas to weigh-in on the pros and cons. For those not in the know, Amazon rolled out Kindle Unlimited, a subscription e-book service. For $9.99 a month, subscribers receive unlimited access to participating e-books and audiobooks listed on Amazon.   I asked the Divas to answer the following...

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Diva Chat: Advice for First Time Writers   You know what they say about unsolicited advice… Well, actually I can’t remember, so this month I asked the Divas one question: If you could give first time writers one piece of advice about writing or publishing, what would it be?​ We hope you enjoy our thoughts and can apply these gems to help you along in...

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Diva Chat: Authors and Bad Reviews What happens when authors and reviewers mud sling.   In light of the rising backlash against negative reviews, I asked my fellow Divas to answer a few questions. What are the unwritten rules of engagement between authors and reviewers? Is it okay for authors to go on the offensive and attack those reviewers who provide a negative review (regardless...

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Diva Chat: Should there be minimum publishing standards for self-published authors This week’s Diva chat topic: a straightforward question that speaks for itself. With so many indie authors flooding the publishing scene daily, readers are treated to a wide variety of new and interesting books. But there are some doozies that pop up more times than not. The topic of the chat today addresses if we...

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Should We Ban Bossy?   Recently Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg did something that makes little sense to me. She called for a ban on the word bossy. She claims that this word is used to belittle girls and women; therefore, the offending word must be banned in the name of feminism. When I first heard about this, I was confused. What did the word bossy ever...

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The Fault In Our Stars by John Green   This month’s topic is the YA romance The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. This is the sixth novel for Green, having authored Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances, Paper Towns, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Several of Green’s novels have won many awards and been optioned for...

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Divas Most Anticipated Books of 2014   In the spirit of the last Diva Chat, I challenged the divas to give me their personal picks for the book they are most anticipating for 2014. This was a tough choice for most of us because there are so many good books to look forward to in 2014. Plus, we all read several different book series and...

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Divas Picks for Best Reads of 2013   I challenged the divas to give me their personal picks for favorite book they read in 2013. With so many books and even less time to read, this was a difficult task. I wasn’t just looking for good book recommendations. I wanted their favorite, the book that stood out to them above everything else they’d read that...

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National Write a Novel Month (NaNoWriMo) is starting in a few days. Are you ready to take the challenge? A few years ago two of my friends made the commitment to NaNoWriMo, and they asked me to join them. My workload at the time was too heavy, and I had to decline, but I did support them. One friend successfully completed her novel and the...

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