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We would like to take the opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas from all of us here in Diva Land. May your stocking be full of bling, your holiday decorations the envy of all your neighbors, your tree surrounded by designer shoes and handbags to die for, and your dreams full of well-edited manuscripts and bestsellers! But seriously, we wish you and yours...

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Divas Recommend: How To Write Dynamic Dialogue by Shay Goodman Diva Shay had some great articles this year. One of my favorites is How To Write Dynamic Dialogue. She lays out her writing advice very thoroughly, it’s easy to learn from her words of wisdom. Check out her article and lets us know how you incorporated her techniques in your writing.  


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Divas Recommend: Don’t Use Five-Dollar Words by Jen Matera This year we decided to share our favorite articles by our fellow Divas. For me, I just love this humorous look at Don’t Use a Five-Dollar Words by Jen Matera. Serious, egad! The curse of the five-dollar words. You see them everywhere–articles on the Net, your favorite guilty pleasure read, roadside signs that leave you scratching...

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For the next two weeks, the Divas are going to break from our regularly scheduled programming by opening the vault of our past articles and recommending our favorite articles by the Divas. We hope you experience all the joys (and none of the annoys) of the holiday season and our favorite articles from Write Divas!   Divas Recommend: Why Women Love Alpha Males in Romance...

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Divas Recommend: 10 Signs You’re Ignoring Constructive Criticism of Your Writing by Amy Spahn As an editor, it’s my job to give constructive criticism. It’s what I get paid to do. Along the way, I try to offer some praise for the elements of a story that work, but most of my feedback does not involve writing a sonnet extolling the virtues of a manuscript...

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Articles / Commonly Confused

Commonly Confused: There, Their, and They’re   There are certain homophone errors that are quite common. The subject of today’s post is one of worst offenders. Issues with these three words are in virtually every manuscript I edit. So here’s a quick guide to help you keep them straight. The overview of antecedents is just a bonus. 🙂 So let’s get to it!   There...

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