Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise involves description. In what unique way will you do the following: Write a scene where your character is describing snow to someone who’s never experienced it before. We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work. ~...

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Articles / On Writing

Fracking Blurbs! Recently, I helped an author come up with ideas on how to write her blurb for her book. If you’re not familiar with what a blurb is, it’s basically a short synopsis used for promotional purposes like Goodreads, Amazon, book jackets, etc. But many authors hate writing them. It’s akin to scrubbing the dirtiest toilet in hell after Hades just had chili. The...

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Recs

Divas Recommend: Caveat Venditor—Top Five Mistakes KILLING Self-Published Authors By Kristen Lamb   It’s a new year, and with a new year comes a new diet, new exercise plan, new resolutions.  So it should come as no surprise that I’m recommending one of my favorite go-to author/bloggers, Kristen Lamb, whose article, Caveat Venditor—Top Five Mistakes KILLING Self-Published Authors, gives a fresh look at some hazards...

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Interviews

Diva Interview: Author M.A. Stacie Hello, M.A.! Thank you for visiting the Write Divas. We have known and worked with you for a long time, and it’s always such a pleasure to have an author such as you talk to us and our readers. Can you tell us about yourself? I always say I have three sides to me: There’s the “mum” side as I...

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Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! This week’s writing prompt is a picture we hope will inspire you. What do you see in this picture? Is it a deserted war-torn community, a former prison, a safe haven for a wandering group of refugees? Paint a picture with your words using this photo as your inspiration. If...

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Articles / On Writing

Give me a Side of Description; Hold the Chunks It’s tempting to over-describe, isn’t it? It’s a must to give your readers insight into your characters’ pasts and relationships with one another, the setting of your story, and to set up coming events. Isn’t it just easier to do it all in one big chunk? After all, that room your characters are standing in isn’t...

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