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Divas Recommend: Write The Hard Stuff: Facial Expressions by Margie Lawson   I couldn’t love this article more by Margie Lawson on the Writers In The Storm blog.  I’m like her and can’t stand clichés. But the problem with a lot of independent authors now is that clichés have become so commonplace, no one realizes they’re clichés anymore. It’s the dumbing down of writing, in my opinion. There are...

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Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise combines an unlikely pair: tragedy and humor. In today’s world it’s not hard to find both. How will you spin the scene? Writing Exercise: Write a scene involving a tragic circumstance but make it humorous We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share...

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Articles / On Editing

Track Changes – Advanced   A few months ago, I started my series on Track Changes in Microsoft Word for anyone who was struggling with this feature. Hopefully, it has been of use to an author or two. This is article is my last installment in this series and it centers on the options available to you when using this tool. As authors and editors,...

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Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! Raise your hand if you have snow. If you don’t have any snow yet, I’m sure Buffalo, NY would gladly send some your way! This week’s writing prompt is a picture we hope will inspire you. If you need a little more help to get things started, use the following word: Snowfall...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas On Writing: Diva Lauren’s NaNoWriMo Wrap-up   So I’m going to be honest with you: I didn’t win NaNoWriMo. In fact my word count was around 30k. I worked really hard the first half of the month, and then those pesky authors I edit took up my remaining time in November. Didn’t they understand I was writing a book? I had a word count...

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Interviews

Diva Interview: Author Alexandra Richland I haven’t read many historical romances. That was until I read the first book by Alexandra Richland a few years ago. Starlight tells a story of a young woman making her way in old Hollywood in the early ’50s. The amount of knowledge, research, and understanding of the era truly impressed me as a reader. Richland really captured the essence...

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Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! This week’s writing prompt is a fill-in the blank we hope this prompt will inspire you. The only requirement is that you write at least 1,000 words. Write at least 1,000 words using the opening line: “What do you mean there’s a hole in the ______?” We hope you enjoy this...

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Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! Dysfunction. We’ve all seen those families, some of us are even a part of them, in fact most families have some form or manifestation of dysfunction because, let’s face it, no one’s perfect, right? With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, we wanted to sprinkle your holiday creativity with...

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Guest Post: A Little Advice For Authors by Brenda Rothert Guest Posts

I’m thrilled to welcome author Brenda Rothert  as today’s guest blogger. A Little Advice For Authors by Brenda Rothert Are you a Rules Girl? No, not those rules! I can’t offer you any help finding Mr. Right. But writing? I might have some insight for you there. Some authors will tell you there are rules you should follow when writing a book. And since I’m...

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Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! This week’s writing prompt is a picture we hope will inspire you. If you need a little more help to get things started, use the following phrase:   Another day in paradise It reminded me of the old Phil Collins song. We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free...

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