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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 to write a murder scene from a point of view of the weapon doing the killing. During this exercise, refrain from transferring the killer’s emotion and motives to the weapon. This scene is about the weapon doing what it does best. How will you spin...

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Interviews

Diva Interview: Kathy Bryson   I put out a call for authors of different genres for a new interview series the Divas are going to feature, and Kathy was one of the first to sign up! Kathy not only has an impressive background in marketing, writing, teaching, and journalism but she writes in a genre as impressive: fantasy/paranormal. So let’s get to know Kathy Bryson...

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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: Rub-a-Dub-Dub – sexy couple in a tub We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard...

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Articles / On Writing

 Writer’s Block Isn’t Just For Novelists Writer’s block. Two innocent words when used independently, but put them together and anyone who puts words to page will shudder. If you’ve spent any time at the Write Divas blog, you’ll recognize that we post articles every weekday—some are longer than others, but all involve some degree of writing. While some Divas are organized and have their articles...

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Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! This week’s writing prompt: It is your first day at your first job. Your arch nemesis is your supervisor and your unrequited crush is your co-worker… We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work. ~ The Divas      


Recs

I’m plotting out a short story right now and I’ve found it difficult to get a good grip on the development of my characters. I tend to be overly descriptive and not keep it simple. Diva Jen wrote a great article on keeping it simple, make sure to check that out, too. This recommend has a series of links to other articles about character development...

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Guest Post: Donna Huber – Do You Need A Publicity Assistant? Guest Posts

Do You Need a Publicity Assistant? By Donna Huber Traditional publishers offer editors, designers, marketing and sales teams, and publicists. As an indie or self-published, you are in control of who you have on your team. Yet you are also responsible for the financial investment of having team members. A careful consideration of what you are capable of doing yourself and the expertise you need...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas on Writing: Character Voice   Do all your characters sound the same, use the same catch phrases, the same endearments? Is everyone snarky, timid or formal? Developing a distinctive voice for each character takes work. But if it’s done right, it can add depth to your characters and layers to your story. There are many things that can influence the way people sound, and...

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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 about focus. Start your paragraph hyperfocused—the striations in a blade of grass or a reflection in a droplet of water—and as you write each sentence, pull back your focus a little until the big picture is revealed.   Example: Describe a color and a texture—brown, dry, and...

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Articles / Diva Chat

Diva Chat: Advice for First Time Writers   You know what they say about unsolicited advice… Well, actually I can’t remember, so this month I asked the Divas one question: If you could give first time writers one piece of advice about writing or publishing, what would it be?​ We hope you enjoy our thoughts and can apply these gems to help you along in...

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