Search Results for: writing pitfalls


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Jul 2013

Writing Pitfall #2: Prologues and Epilogues

Writing Pitfall #2: Prologues and Epilogues   Welcome to part two of our series on Writing Pitfalls for New Authors. This week the Divas tackle the issue of prologues and epilogues and talk about when they are appropriate to use and when they are not. So you want to write a prologue or epilogue. Yeah . . . no. Don’t. Okay, okay . . . that’s...

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Jul 2013

Writing Pitfall #1: Lackluster Opening Scenes

Writing Pitfall #1: Lackluster Opening Scenes   Write Divas is pleased to present our twelve-part series, Writing Pitfalls for First Time Authors. In this series, the Divas will pinpoint the most common writing “mistakes” that will mark you as a first time author and help you avoid these pitfalls like a seasoned pro.     It was a dark, mundane, terribly clichéd, and stormy night… Opening scenes....

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Jul 2015

Divas Rec: 7 Signs Your Novel Is Doomed

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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Mar 2015

Third Person Narrative Perspectives

Divas on Writing: Third Person Narrative Perspectives Today we are going to discuss the differences between omniscient and limited third person narrative perspectives. I believe that every writer needs to have a good handle on narrative perspective before they put pen to paper. Not having such will lead to a narration that is all over the map. What you want is consistency in narrative tone...

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Dec 2014

Divas Rec: Issues with the First Person Perspective

Divas Recommend: Issues with the First Person Perspective by Shay Goodman I have a love-hate relationship with first person perspective, partly because of the issues I see when editing and partly because I find it too restrictive. Granted second person, third person, alternating, and omniscient perspectives have their fair share of writing issues too. So what’s an author to do if they love first person...

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Mar 2014

Ten Things that Should Be in Your Writer’s Toolbox

Ten Things that Should Be in Your Writer’s Toolbox In today’s article I’m going to cover the specific books and programs you should have squirreled away in your writer’s toolbox. Of course there is MUCH more out there than what is listed here, but this is a list to get you moving in the right direction. Must-have Books –The Basics The Latest Version of The...

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Nov 2013

The Divas Recommend: Does Bruce Willis Have a Dog? by Mike Wells

Hello Diva Followers!   This week for The Divas Recommend we present… drumroll, please…  “Does Bruce Willis Have a Dog?” brought to us by Mike Wells and his The Green Water Blog. I’m always on the lookout for articles that educate in an entertaining way. “Does Bruce Willis Have a Dog?” doesn’t disappoint. It delights while imparting invaluable writing advice to aspiring writers about the pitfalls...

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