Tips

For today’s Diva Tip, we are going to discuss the placement of creative narrative in relation to dialogue. When you replace dialogue tags with creative narrative, the narrative is used to indicate who is speaking. When such dialogue is improperly paragraphed, it can cause chaos. A common error is jumble up the dialogue, while depending on the dialogue tags to sort it all out. Wrong:...

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On Writing

Divas On Writing: Why Do Women Love Alpha Males In Romance? The question has been asked before many times: Why do women love alpha males so much? Good question, I say. One I have even asked myself from time to time. Given our day and age, many women (myself included) would rather drink gasoline then have a man tell her what to do. But when...

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On Genre / Special

…and they lived happily ever after. Trite though it may sound, according to Romance Writers of America, a happy ending or “an emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending” is one of only two requirements for a story to be classified under the Romance genre. In order to meet both requirements, the story must also revolve around the romantic relationship between the two main characters. The love...

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Recs

The Divas Recommend: How to (Almost) Instantly Improve Your Writing by Candace Johnson  Hello Diva followers! On this week’s The Divas Recommend, we bring you the fabulous blog Change It Up Editing, run by editor Candace Johnson. Change It Up Editing offers tips on writing and editing, but also on other aspects of your life as a writer, such as social media, self-publishing, networking, and more....

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Articles

In today’s article we are gearing up for Nanowrimo! National Writing Month begins November 1st. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in thirty days. Are you up for it? The Divas are here to help you with some tips to help you be a “winner” in this challenge. Like they say at Nanowrimo, “No plot, no problem!” The key to completing this...

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Tips

Quick Tips: Write Divas On Pinterest  Write Divas is on Pinterest! *throws confetti* This isn’t a new thing, though. We’ve actually been there for a while. Until recently we haven’t used Pinterest much. We weren’t perpetual pinners as we should be.  All of our pins  got neatly tucked away in a lacy, hand-stitched lap pillow embroidered with “keepsakes”  across the top, only to be thought...

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