Recs

Divas Recommend: 7 Signs Your Novel Is Doomed And How to Avoid Them By Kim Mills I love articles about writing pitfalls and the tips and tricks authors use to avoid them. This article, 7 Signs Your Novel Is Doomed And How to Avoid Them by Kim Mills at Writer’s Haven, is a gem because not only does it break down the habits that can doom your novel from...

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Working From Home: Mistakes People Make and How to Avoid Them Articles

I love working from home. For most of us, this sentence brings up an image of someone dressed in their pj’s, sitting in front of a computer, and has the time to spend with family. Sounds nice, right? After working from for home seven years, I’ve come to realize that I’m just as big of a workaholic at home as I ever was at the office....

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Writing Exercises

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise centers on loss and challenges you to dig deep with your ability to show emotion without using some of the keywords we rely on, such as feel, love, hate, ache, etc. How will you spin the scene? Will your protagonist be angry, or lost, or devoid of feeling? How will you show...

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Amazon to pay Kindle authors only for pages read – Telegraph Special

It looks like Amazon is at it again. With a tag line of Books people want to read, what do you think of Amazon’s new plan to pay self-published Kindle authors (those who use their KDP program) only for the pages their readers actually read? What’s even scarier? What else is Amazon tracking and how deep does it go when they know how much of the book a...

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Articles / On Writing

Oh jeez, where do I start with this pep talk. I know you’re thinking: A pep talk? Really? Yes, indeedy. I have a lot author friends, clients, Facebook friends, followers, etc., so I hear a variety of gripes, tales of woe, burning hatred, and envy for a plethora of reasons like “Why can’t I crank out books like so and so?” or “Where in the...

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Divas Rec: How to Double Your Story’s Conflict in Seconds Recs

How to Double Your Story’s Conflict in Seconds by K.M. Weiland This is not the first time I’ve recommended an article by K.M. Weiland, and it probably won’t be the last. She has some great articles. Conflict is one of those areas that I’ve noticed (myself included) that authors struggle with. How much is too much? What if my readers get mad at me because...

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