Tag: aspiring writers


Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise involves description. In what unique way will you do the following: Write a scene where your character is describing snow to someone who’s never experienced it before. We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work. ~...

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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 writers practice showing emotion instead of telling but with a twist. The use of physical reactions to show emotion is not allowed. We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work. ~ The...

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Articles / On Writing

Book Summaries   In basketball, one of the hardest shots to make is the dreaded free throw. I mean, look at it. It’s a straight shot, not too far, not too close, and no one is trying to block or knock the ball out of your hands. It’s an easy shot! And yet people struggle with it. Summary writing is a lot like that. It...

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Recs

Hello Diva Followers!   This week for The Divas Recommend we present… drumroll, please…  “Does Bruce Willis Have a Dog?” brought to us by Mike Wells and his The Green Water Blog. I’m always on the lookout for articles that educate in an entertaining way. “Does Bruce Willis Have a Dog?” doesn’t disappoint. It delights while imparting invaluable writing advice to aspiring writers about the pitfalls...

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Tips

Gender Biased Words We live in a world where political correctness has become a bit of a nuisance. We don’t want to offend, and yet it seems as though there is always someone who will take offense at even the most innocent utterances or phrases when none was intended. The Chicago Manual of Style takes the stance of removing gender from writing whenever possible as...

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Writing Prompts

Metaphors are useful tools in writing to creatively frame an idea. For instance, take the bull by the horns sounds much more exciting than face your problems head on. We would never take an actual bull by the horns, unless suicide is the goal or it is part of matador training, but this particular metaphor makes something mundane or daunting sound exciting or even a little noble. So, for...

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