Writing Exercises

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! Making time to write is difficult. We all have heavy demands on our time. Not to mention that just because we want to write doesn’t always mean it’s easy to write. The greatest authors have all said that if you want to improve as a writer, you have to write every day. It doesn’t matter...

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Articles

So we’re back with part two of our misspelled and misused foreign phrases. I really hope you enjoyed part one and found some of the information helpful. Since I had so much fun with the word Kummerspeck, which, if you read part one, you’d know is German for the excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally translated, it’s grief bacon. Today’s phrase is l’esprit de...

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Recs

Divas Recommend: 21 Types of Content We All Crave by Scott Aughtmon  When you think of content in fiction writing, what comes to mind? Does content consist of just the plot and what simply makes up the story or is it more defined? I found this graphic originally on a UltraLinx, a web magazine designed to showcase content from technology to design that lists different types of...

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Articles

Using foreign phrases can be beneficial to your manuscript, not only because they add flair, but because sometimes they just sound better or more aptly fit certain situations in your novel. Not to mention that there are actually foreign terms for which there are no English words. Kummerspeck, for example, is German for the excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally translated, it’s grief bacon....

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Writing Prompts

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! Lust is one of the seven deadly sins. Others include sloth, gluttony, greed, wrath, envy, and pride. Arguably, lust is probably the most widely sensationalized sin. Lust doesn’t just entail sexual desire but desire in general. It can be desire for fame, wealth, power, etc. Your objective today is to write a scene based on...

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Articles / On Writing

I’ve written about the three-act structure  in novels and how it relates to plot. In this article, I want to take a look at subplots and how to use them in fiction. Subplots are secondary or side stories to the main plot of the story. By nature, they have less action, focus, and events that unfold than the main plot. In addition, subplots have a...

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