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Articles / On Writing

Divas on Writing: The Importance of Reading   In the June edition of one of my favorite magazines, Real Simple, there was a great article, “Remember Reading?” written by Sarah J. Robbins. In this article, Robbins discusses the importance of reading and outlines the numerous benefits such as a reduction in stress, an increase in empathy for others and a better academic performance for children....

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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: hanging by a thread. We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work. ~...

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2014 Writing Conferences – Part 2 (Short List)   As promised, I’ve asked the Divas to recommend writing conferences in their area for the second half of 2014. This article lists U. S. conventions; however, if you want to recommend a conference outside the U. S., please add those recommendations to the comments below to share with others. We welcome all recommendations from across the...

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Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! This week’s writing exercise is a scenario that is primed for humor, sadness, emotion, or all three. How will you spin the scene? We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work.   ~ The Divas    


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 Bad Writing: The Six Horsemen of the Writepocalypse by Guy Bergstrom   Today’s Divas Recommendation comes from the genius of Guy Bergstrom at Red Pen of Doom. Want to become a better writer? Learn from bad writing: how to spot it, how to fix it, and how to prevent the disease from happening in the first place. This was hands down the best thing I’ve...

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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 authors write from the pov of the opposite sex. We’ve added a little extra to it and have asked that you write about a daily gender related task to help you get into the “mood.” We hope you enjoy this feature...

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7 Ways to Create a Killer Opening Line for Your Novel by Jacob M. Appel & Brian Klems   A killer opening line is perhaps one of the hardest things to come up with. You want something that will grab your reader’s attention right from the beginning and hold it there until they can’t put  your book down. That’s a lot to expect from one little...

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Articles / On Writing

Quick Tips: Knowing When To Step Away   Writing a book is hard work. I know this as an editor and as an author. I have written about a bajillion words (okay, not a bajillion, but many, many hundreds of thousands of words) on my own stories, blog posts, reviews, articles, etc. So it’s safe to say I know the amount of blood, sweat, and...

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Don’t Use Five-Dollar Words Articles / On Writing

Mark Twain is credited with saying a lot of things. Some will argue that not everything attributed to him actually originated with him, but he’s one of my go-to guys for helpful quotes. There’s actually one over my desk that reads: Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you,...

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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, answer the following question: What is this cat thinking? We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work....

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