Adverbial Dialogue Tags Articles / On Dialogue

We’ve all see it and a good number of us are guilty of it. That’s right. I’m talking about adverbial dialogue tags. I know some of you are thinking this is another article about creative dialogue tags. Well, it’s not. This quick tip is about using adverbs to describe how dialogue is said. Aside from the obvious advice to minimize your use of adverbs by...

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Articles / On Writing

So You Want to Write a Love Triangle   Today, I’m going to discuss the good, the bad, the ugly, and the truly vomit-inducing aspects of the oft overused love triangle. Fair warning before you read this article: I’m not a fan of the love triangle. In fact, I generally despise them to the point that reading one makes me want to spork out my...

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Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise is designed to help authors write from the pov of the opposite sex. We’ve added a little extra to it and have asked that you write about a daily gender related task to help you get into the “mood.” We hope you enjoy this feature...

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Recs

7 Ways to Create a Killer Opening Line for Your Novel by Jacob M. Appel & Brian Klems   A killer opening line is perhaps one of the hardest things to come up with. You want something that will grab your reader’s attention right from the beginning and hold it there until they can’t put  your book down. That’s a lot to expect from one little...

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Articles / On Writing

Shay’s Top 4 Most Helpful Articles on the Craft of Writing and Author Life   There are a lot of articles out there on the craft of writing and being an author, and some are better than others. Like most editors, I have my favorites. The articles that I just enjoy or the ones that I recommend again and again to authors. So today, I’m...

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Articles / On Writing

Quick Tips: Knowing When To Step Away   Writing a book is hard work. I know this as an editor and as an author. I have written about a bajillion words (okay, not a bajillion, but many, many hundreds of thousands of words) on my own stories, blog posts, reviews, articles, etc. So it’s safe to say I know the amount of blood, sweat, and...

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