Articles / On Writing

Creative Roadblocks: What keeps you from writing? As I look back on the past year, I am reminded that I didn’t write that novel I’d planned to get on paper. I wrote plenty for this site, and while I can count that as practicing my craft in a sense, it did not get me any closer to my goal to write a novel. So why didn’t...

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Articles / On Editing / Special

So you want to have your book edited. Sounds simple, right? You just find someone and they edit it. Well, it actually involves a bit more than this. Regardless of whether you go with an editing service or a freelance editor, there are certain steps that are common. The Divas decided that we wanted to write a series of articles that would give some guidelines for...

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Recs

English is an evolving language and at times it evolves in such a way that things which are grammatically incorrect become acceptable. Using “hopefully” as a modal adjunct is one of those things. Today’s Diva recommendation is an article posted on Daily Writing Tips that covers this very subject. We invite you to give it a read and share your thoughts. Hopefully, you will find...

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Articles / Diva Chat / Special

Divas Most Anticipated Books of 2014   In the spirit of the last Diva Chat, I challenged the divas to give me their personal picks for the book they are most anticipating for 2014. This was a tough choice for most of us because there are so many good books to look forward to in 2014. Plus, we all read several different book series and...

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Articles

Setting Goals for a New Year 2014 is nearly here, and with the new year comes a whole new set of goals. Weight loss goals. Exercise goals. Money management goals. Reading goals. And writing goals. Yeah, I said it. Writing goals. Did you make any last year? Will you this year? Chances are you probably have some idea of goals for 2014. Maybe you’re planning...

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The Dreaded Mirror Scene Articles / On Writing

Not too long ago I read a book to review on my personal blog. This not-to-revealed book started out well enough. The writing was decent, the editing was *cough* passable, and the author was establishing the main female protagonist properly. Then within the first seven pages, there wasn’t just one mirror scene but two! I shook my head and closed the book. Two mirror scenes...

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