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Divas Recommend: Trust Me, You Need A Good Editor by Rachelle Gardner   Of course the Divas can’t stress enough how much an author needs a good editor because it’s how we roll. Rachelle Gardner fills you in on the reasons why good editing is essential for every author. From indie to traditionally published and no matter what genre, quality editing is a solid and...

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Guest Post: Originality in Stories by Isabelle Peterson Guest Posts

Please welcome today’s Guest Blogger, author Isabelle Peterson, who’s here to talk about originality in stories. Originality in Stories by Isabelle Peterson   I hear it every day. “I read a book like that once.” And to that, I say, “So what?” That’s the brilliance of books. And movies and songs and every other artistic adventure. I could bore you with the various lists out...

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Articles / On Writing

Quick Tip: Hindrances to Developing Your Writing Talent In today’s article I wanted to discuss those things that hinder our ability to improve our writing. While practice is key to becoming a better writer, I’ve found that there are certain attitudes that can do much to keep us from reaching our full potential. And I think these are the things that keep a good writer...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas on Writing: The Importance of Reading   In the June edition of one of my favorite magazines, Real Simple, there was a great article, “Remember Reading?” written by Sarah J. Robbins. In this article, Robbins discusses the importance of reading and outlines the numerous benefits such as a reduction in stress, an increase in empathy for others and a better academic performance for children....

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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. If you need a little more help to get things started, use the following phrase: hanging by a thread. We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work. ~...

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Recs

Divas Recommend Throwing Stones by Ammon Shea   Today I’m going to recommend this guest post on the blog over at Merriam-Webster.com. Ammon Shea does a fine job of pointing out the constant evolution of the English language and gives a warning to usage dictators everywhere in the process. As an editor and a writer, I do appreciate a look into the way that words have...

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