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Divas Recommend: Intelligent Writing, Whether You’re Smart or Not I really liked this quick article about reading over your work. There are some good tips that all writers should use. I, myself, love to read my work out loud as suggested by Cat Woods in her article–sometimes in funny voices, but that’s for my own amusement. http://catwoodsblog.com/2012/02/15/intelligent-writing-whether-youre-smart-or-not/


Articles / On Editing

How to Revise a Manuscript   Congratulations! You’ve completed your novel. All the words are out of your head and typed up neatly in your word processing program. So by show of hands, how many of you then send it to the proofreader, editor, or bestie who reads all your stuff and then publish it? Don’t be shy. I want to see those hands. No,...

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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 bittersweet scenario of a widow on the day of her daughter’s wedding. As expected, this has the potential for an emotional scene. The question is, what twist will you use to take this scene in an unexpected direction to keep your readers on...

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Articles / Diva Chat

Diva Chat: Authors and Bad Reviews What happens when authors and reviewers mud sling.   In light of the rising backlash against negative reviews, I asked my fellow Divas to answer a few questions. What are the unwritten rules of engagement between authors and reviewers? Is it okay for authors to go on the offensive and attack those reviewers who provide a negative review (regardless...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas On Writing: Where The Heck Are We?   Recently I read a book for my personal book blog The Flirty Reader that left me scratching my head, and it wasn’t because of a confusing plotline or lack of development. It was the lack of proper setting. In this book the author used many words with British spelling, which would indicate to me that the book...

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Divas Recommend: 4 Great Reasons Why Your Hero Needs A Special Skill or Talent by Angela Ackerman   Is your hero unique? Does he have the character traits that make your readers want to cheer him on? Is he someone your readers will fall in love with? For today’s Divas Recommend, Diva Jen chose this fabulous article by Angela Ackerman from Writers Helping Writers called...

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Articles / On Writing

Indirect and Direct Action in Your Writing   Something I’ve noticed more and more as I read—and edit—is the use of what I’ll call indirect action, for lack of a formal title. What I mean is the kind of writing where the sentence is formatted so that the action lies at the feet of the observer instead of the actor. A few examples of what...

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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, couple it with the words, It’s been rainy. Please use this to improve your writing skills. We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your...

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Divas Recommend: “3 Ways to Write Stupendous Supporting Characters”  by K.M. Weiland   This past February my son participated in the musical production of Guys and Dolls at his junior high. (He was the best hot dog vendor I’d ever seen, in case you were wondering.) It was a wonderful play and at times, hard to believe that the actors were twelve to fifteen years old....

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Divas Recommends: Too Intelligent To Write, Ultra Smart Characters    Ever wonder how authors can write such brainy characters when you feel like your characters are wearing dunce caps? Check out this Divas Recommend about ultra smart characters. Too Intelligent to Write: Ultra-Smart Characters by Jennifer Mandelas    



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