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 Bad Writing: The Six Horsemen of the Writepocalypse by Guy Bergstrom   Today’s Divas Recommendation comes from the genius of Guy Bergstrom at Red Pen of Doom. Want to become a better writer? Learn from bad writing: how to spot it, how to fix it, and how to prevent the disease from happening in the first place. This was hands down the best thing I’ve...

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7 Ways to Create a Killer Opening Line for Your Novel by Jacob M. Appel & Brian Klems   A killer opening line is perhaps one of the hardest things to come up with. You want something that will grab your reader’s attention right from the beginning and hold it there until they can’t put  your book down. That’s a lot to expect from one little...

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Divas Recommend: Intelligent Writing, Whether You’re Smart or Not I really liked this quick article about reading over your work. There are some good tips that all writers should use. I, myself, love to read my work out loud as suggested by Cat Woods in her article–sometimes in funny voices, but that’s for my own amusement. http://catwoodsblog.com/2012/02/15/intelligent-writing-whether-youre-smart-or-not/


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Divas Recommend: What Is an Analogy by Richard Nordquist   So you think you know what an analogy is, do you? Well, there’s more to the common everyday analogy than you might think. In today’s recommendation, Richard Nordquist helps you navigate the trick waters of analogy like pro. So check out his article “What Is an Analogy.”    


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Divas Recommend: 4 Great Reasons Why Your Hero Needs A Special Skill or Talent by Angela Ackerman   Is your hero unique? Does he have the character traits that make your readers want to cheer him on? Is he someone your readers will fall in love with? For today’s Divas Recommend, Diva Jen chose this fabulous article by Angela Ackerman from Writers Helping Writers called...

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Divas Recommend: “3 Ways to Write Stupendous Supporting Characters”  by K.M. Weiland   This past February my son participated in the musical production of Guys and Dolls at his junior high. (He was the best hot dog vendor I’d ever seen, in case you were wondering.) It was a wonderful play and at times, hard to believe that the actors were twelve to fifteen years old....

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Divas Recommends: Too Intelligent To Write, Ultra Smart Characters    Ever wonder how authors can write such brainy characters when you feel like your characters are wearing dunce caps? Check out this Divas Recommend about ultra smart characters. Too Intelligent to Write: Ultra-Smart Characters by Jennifer Mandelas    


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Divas Recommend: The English Words And Phrases That Folks Use Incorrectly, by Doug Eikerman Today, we have a double hitter. We Divas are recommending two articles by Doug Eikermann over at www.slingingthebull.com. Mr. Eikermann is a blogger and author of fiction and non-fiction. His website covers a variety of issues and we hope you’ll check it out. He has created two fine lists of commonly seen...

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Divas Recommend: Twelve Things About Writers by Tammara Webber ~oOo~ Sometimes blog posts make me giggle insanely, especially when they point out all the things writers and editors have in common! For today’s Divas Recommend, author Tammara Webber shares a few things about writers. Check it out – Twelve Things About Writers.  


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Divas Recommend: Five Instances When You Need To Tell (and not show) by Amanda Patterson   I’m sure many authors have heard the phrase “show, don’t tell” over and over. I’ve been known to harp about this to the authors whose manuscripts I’ve edited. But is it always appropriate to show, not tell? I came across a wonderful article by Amanda Patterson, founder of Writers...

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