Recs

Divas Recommend: 25 Things You Should Know About Antagonists by Chuck Wendig Chuck Wendig had delivered another killer article full of humor and really good writing advice. In his piece, 25 Things You Should Know About Antagonists, he takes you through some thought provoking insights when writing your antagonist. He looks at aspects of protagonists I haven’t imagined and I’m filing this away for future use. I...

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Articles / Commonly Confused

Commonly Confused: Wrack and Rack In our series on commonly confused terms, we’ve come across some very common terms, but this article focuses on a pair of terms that, while commonly confused, aren’t quite a part of everyday speech. The verbs wrack and rack are both transitive verbs, which means they take a direct object. Both words have noun forms, but here I’m just focusing...

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Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! This week’s writing prompt goes out to all those fangirls and fanboys who fantasize about their favorite singer. Write it as a comedy, a drama, a fall from grace, a fairy tale, or any other way that inspires your creativity. So without any further ado, I give you this week’s...

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Articles / On Writing

Handy Tricks for Using Word for Authors How many times have you, as authors, heard that you should know the tools of your trade? More than a few times, I’d wager. Well, this article is here to help authors learn some of the basics to using Microsoft Word in relation to writing, editing, and standard manuscript format. First things first. What is standard manuscript format?...

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Recs

Diva Recommend: Do You Really Know Your Old School English? Today’s rec is something on the light side—a fun test of your knowledge of archaic English. Go ahead and try it, and see if you can beat me. (I came  in at 70%. Barely passing, but I’ll take it.) Guess I’m still not ready to write the great American Middle Ages men as knights novel....

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Articles / Commonly Confused

Commonly Confused: Comparatives and Superlatives If you’ve ever been tripped up by when to add –er or –est to a word, can’t remember which one of those pesky irregular adverbs or adjectives is correct or if you should use more or most, have I got the article for you. It seems as though there’s been an increase is this particular arena in advertising, not to mention...

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