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2014 Writing Conferences – Part 2 (Short List)   As promised, I’ve asked the Divas to recommend writing conferences in their area for the second half of 2014. This article lists U. S. conventions; however, if you want to recommend a conference outside the U. S., please add those recommendations to the comments below to share with others. We welcome all recommendations from across the...

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Articles / On Dialogue

Speak Your Dialogue   Have you ever had one of those great writing moments when everything flowed out of you so fast you felt as though you were simply the stenographer sitting in a courtroom and doing your best to keep up with everything as it was thrown at you? Yeah, me neither. But for those who have, there comes that time when you go...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas On Writing: Writing Effective Book Reviews On the blog we have covered many topics on writing your novel, but we haven’t talked about writing reviews of books. Reviewers need love, too. Speaking as a book reviewer, I know how hard it can be to write an effective review that has a good balance of criticism and praise. And that is just what I aim...

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Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! This week’s writing exercise is a scenario that is primed for humor, sadness, emotion, or all three. 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    


Recs

 Bad Writing: The Six Horsemen of the Writepocalypse by Guy Bergstrom   Today’s Divas Recommendation comes from the genius of Guy Bergstrom at Red Pen of Doom. Want to become a better writer? Learn from bad writing: how to spot it, how to fix it, and how to prevent the disease from happening in the first place. This was hands down the best thing I’ve...

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Interviews

Diva Interview: Brian Sweany, Director of Acquisitions for Recorded Books   The Divas have interviewed many professionals in the publishing industry but not in audio publishing. Today we welcome Brian Sweany, Director of Acquisitions for Recorded Books, to the blog. Brian, please share with us how you got into audio publishing and associated with Recorded Books. I started with Recorded Books in 1999 as the...

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