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If you hang out with the Divas for a little while, you’ll discover quite quickly we all love Candace Johnson of Change it Up Editing. So today we are recommending her fantastic article How to Survive “The Shock” : Your First Round of Editing. In this article, she offers solid tips on how to receive an edit and work with an editor. We highly recommend...

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Divas Recommend: Slushy Glut Slog   The actual title of the article has one of those four-letter words in it, but if you don’t read what Chuck Wendig is saying about self-publishing, then you’re missing out. Check it out! Why The Self-Publishing Sh*t Volcano is a Problem      


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Divas Recommend: William Faulkner’s Banquet Speech   In a departure of our usual Divas Recommend, I decided to go with something a little more inspirational. Earlier in the week, my cousin sent me a link to William Faulkner’s banquet speech after receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature 1949. The speech is as relevant today as it was then and a reminder of why we write...

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Today on Divas Recommend, we chose this article by author A.M. Harte called The 4 Basic Elements of a Story. Why, you may ask? Well, when the first few words are “Writing is like baking a cake,” I’m pretty much sold. So go read about how this author compares creating a story to baking a cake. Enjoy!


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In today’s Diva Rec, I’m pointing you toward a fabulous article on Huffington Post, “7 Craft Lessons Every Writer Must Learn” by Michael Noll. I’m tempted to rename this article: What You Must Learn Before You Even Think About Writing a Book. Yes, the lessons contained within the article are that important. So check it out and spend some time using the seven lessons as...

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Divas Recommend: “Thought” Verbs We all use “thought” verbs in our daily speech and in our written works. Chuck Palahniuk gives out some very good advice on how “thought” verbs can be eliminated and in turn make you a better writer. Even if you will hate his guts. Check it out and let us know what you think. Nuts and Bolts: “Thought” Verbs  


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Divas Recommend: 3 Steps to Recycling Your Half-Finished Novels by Joe Bunting I love it when I come across an article that helps me make something useful out of one of my creations languishing away because of lack of interest or a creative roadblock. Joe Bunting’s article “3 Steps to Recycling Your Half-Finished Novels” found on the The Write Practice website is just such an...

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So, you got your manuscript back from your content editor, and the first thing she said was, “Where’s the conflict? Everyone’s too nice and perfect.” What do you do? Well, you’re in luck because this week the Divas recommend Tips to Maximize Conflict in Your Novel from social media expert and author Kristen Lamb, who is the author of We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social...

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Ah, procrastination, a writer’s best friend. If you are anything like me, you lie in bed at night and promise yourself that tomorrow you will finish that chapter. And when tomorrow comes you use every excuse you can dredge up to account for why you aren’t writing. Today, I’m recommending an article from the Writer’s Digest blog, to help us get the lead out and...

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