Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! Since this week’s writing prompt happens to fall on the US Independence Day holiday, we went with something decidedly American. And what’s more American than apple pie! So write a scene involving an apple pie. If you want more of a challenge, write the scene from the point of...

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Recs

Divas Recommend: Writing The Antihero (And Why So Many Authors Get It Wrong) by Cate Baum   By now you’ve probably noticed that I have a thing for the well-written antihero (aka villain, antagonist, bad guy/girl, etc.). I promise it’s not a manifestation of my secret darker side. It’s no secret that I have a darker side. 😉 I’d never paid much attention to villains...

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Articles / On Writing

Featured Article: The Power of Kindness   Recently I had the privilege of reading Justine Musk’s article on niceness versus kindness. This was a subject that was close to my heart without me realizing that it was. See, about five years ago I went through a metamorphosis that left the former me in a shallow grave out in the woods somewhere. What happened, you ask....

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Articles / On Writing

Quick Tips: Start From The End   I was talking to an author today about overcoming mental blocks. Every author feels these mental blocks while writing from time to time. Sometimes it’s because they haven’t written out a detailed outline or no outline at all. Maybe they are comparing themselves to other authors they see on social media who can pump books out the wazoo...

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Articles / On Writing

Writing What You Know So we’ve all heard the old adage before—write what you know. Which is great if you’re a pirate, an alien, a billionaire, or a nineteenth-century courtesan. But what if you’re not? Well, you could still write what you know, but I can’t imagine anyone out there wants me to write a book about accounting. Unless it’s to be used as a...

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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 trio: humor, horror, and historical. How will you spin the scene? We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work.   ~ The Divas    


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