Writing Exercises: A Tale of Two Perspectives Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise explores the perspectives of the present and the past. Write a scene from the perspective of two characters. One is from modern times and one is from the time period of your choosing. Use authentic language for each time period. What will you do with...

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Articles / On Writing

Redundancy Redundancy invades our writing like a weed, sending runners underground to choke and bog down our stories. Many of us don’t realize we are adding redundant or unnecessary words to our writing. I’d like to discuss some of the redundancies I see most often and ways to streamline your writing and eliminate the redundancy. Body Movement Redundancy More often than not I hear and...

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Recs

Divas Recommend: Thickening the Plot by Vickie Hinze In this week’s recommendation we unravel the mysteries of constructing a concise, well-developed plot. Vickie Hinze takes plotting to the next level in her article “Thickening the Plot” over at the absolutely wonderful writer’s site, Absolute Write. So if you are having issues developing your plot or creating a plot that doesn’t de-evolve into the clichéd, this is the...

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Articles / Commonly Confused

Commonly Confused: Bare versus Bear By a show of hands, how many still flub up using bare and bear from time to time? I’m relying on your complete honesty here. I promise I won’t call you out on it unless I’m editing your manuscript. 🙂 Why do we mix up bare and bear? It should be straightforward. To paraphrase Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary… BEAR Bear is straightforward...

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Writing Prompts: Puppies! Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! This week’s writing prompt is almost as adorable as cat videos. That’s right, I’m talking puppies! Use the picture below to write the scene from the point of view of the puppies. Study their faces and decipher what might be going through their minds besides food, nom nom nom, and squirrel! Are they...

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Articles / On Writing

Writing A Book According To Pinterest How many of you know that you can use Pinterest as a writing or editing resource tool? Before Write Divas starting pinning, I had no clue that anyone would find useful pins for writing. Hey, Pinterest is all about DIY things and recipes, right? Wrong. There is a ton of great articles, lists, diagrams, pictures, prompts, and writing exercises writers can...

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