Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! This week’s writing prompt is one we hope will inspire you. If you need a little more help to get things started, channel your inner atheist and uber-Christmas enthusiast and set them on a collision course in the mall during the holiday season. Throw in a dash of humor,...

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Stop The Comparisons And Write Articles / On Writing

Stop the comparisons, stop trying to be the next big thing, and just write your book. Every day—several times a day, in fact—I see “What to read after ____” or “If you liked ___, you’ll love__,” and I must admit, I just shake my head. I get it—everyone wants to promote their book, wants it to be the next big thing, but my knee-jerk reaction...

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Recs

Divas Recommend: Write The Hard Stuff: Facial Expressions by Margie Lawson   I couldn’t love this article more by Margie Lawson on the Writers In The Storm blog.  I’m like her and can’t stand clichés. But the problem with a lot of independent authors now is that clichés have become so commonplace, no one realizes they’re clichés anymore. It’s the dumbing down of writing, in my opinion. There are...

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Articles / Commonly Confused

Commonly Confused: Lie versus Lay You know that one grammar mistake that will stop you in your tracks and send your hackles up, no matter what, no matter where, no matter how often you read it? Yeah. For me, that’s anytime I see a misuse of the commonly confused pair lie versus lay. Why are these two confused so often? I think it’s for two reasons, actually. But first,...

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Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise combines an unlikely pair: tragedy and humor. In today’s world it’s not hard to find both. How will you spin the scene? Writing Exercise: Write a scene involving a tragic circumstance but make it humorous We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share...

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Articles / On Editing

Track Changes – Advanced   A few months ago, I started my series on Track Changes in Microsoft Word for anyone who was struggling with this feature. Hopefully, it has been of use to an author or two. This is article is my last installment in this series and it centers on the options available to you when using this tool. As authors and editors,...

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