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Divas on Writing: Short vs. Long Stories   More and more authors are writing short stories as a way to introduce themselves in the world of independent publishing. It’s a simpler and less time intensive way to make a name for yourself and create a fan base. Short stories can range in length from as little as ten to fifty thousand words. But the range...

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Divas Recommend: Twelve Things About Writers by Tammara Webber ~oOo~ Sometimes blog posts make me giggle insanely, especially when they point out all the things writers and editors have in common! For today’s Divas Recommend, author Tammara Webber shares a few things about writers. Check it out – Twelve Things About Writers.  


Interviews

Diva Interview: Write Divas, Lauren Schmelz   Since Write Divas started its blog, Lauren has been the lead interviewer. She keeps the rest of us young with her quirky sense of humor and ready laughter, not to mention that sultry voice. Now it’s her turn to sit on the other side and answer the questions, but since she can’t interview herself, I’m stepping in this...

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Articles / On Writing

Quick Tips: Avoid The Rut of Thesis Statement Writing   A few years ago I was helping out in one of the fourth grade classes at my local elementary school. The teacher instructed the students on how to write a paragraph. Part of my job was to help these students organize their ideas and correct their mistakes. A match made in heaven, right? The teacher...

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Articles / On Writing

What Jonathan Coulton Can Teach You about Writing Comedy . Well, it’s one day before the big tax deadline, so I thought I would keep it light. Today I’m sharing with you five classic Jonathan Coulton songs and discussing what they can teach you about writing comedy. If you don’t know who Jonathan Coulton is, you’re really missing out. He’s an independent artist with a...

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Divas Recommend: Five Instances When You Need To Tell (and not show) by Amanda Patterson   I’m sure many authors have heard the phrase “show, don’t tell” over and over. I’ve been known to harp about this to the authors whose manuscripts I’ve edited. But is it always appropriate to show, not tell? I came across a wonderful article by Amanda Patterson, founder of Writers...

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