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Writing Prompts

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! Getting that first draft down on paper is a solo effort, and sometimes you need to hop on your bike or in your car and take a ride to clear your head. I wonder what this biker was thinking about, coming around that curve at dawn with the rising sun behind him. What do you think? Is...

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Articles / On Writing

If any of you follow my articles, you know by now that I’m an editor and a struggling writer. And let me tell you, I struggle. A lot. I don’t know why I can’t get past my hump. Let me rethink what I just wrote. I do know what it is killing my writing dreams—excuses. I get hung up on so many things like self-doubt; it’s a...

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Spotlights

“Yowza! Priest by Sierra Simone is one taboo but highly addicting read.” –Diva Lauren Yep, I just quoted myself. I finished this book and literally said, “Yowza!” Priest by Sierra Simone is the hot book circulating in the indie world right now. Promotion was all over the place on my Facebook for a good week before it released. Since I’m a fan of the forbidden...

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Writing Exercises

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! Making time to write is difficult. We all have heavy demands on our time. Not to mention that just because we want to write doesn’t always mean it’s easy to write. The greatest authors have all said that if you want to improve as a writer, you have to write every day. It doesn’t matter...

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Articles

So we’re back with part two of our misspelled and misused foreign phrases. I really hope you enjoyed part one and found some of the information helpful. Since I had so much fun with the word Kummerspeck, which, if you read part one, you’d know is German for the excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally translated, it’s grief bacon. Today’s phrase is l’esprit de...

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Recs

Divas Recommend: 21 Types of Content We All Crave by Scott Aughtmon  When you think of content in fiction writing, what comes to mind? Does content consist of just the plot and what simply makes up the story or is it more defined? I found this graphic originally on a UltraLinx, a web magazine designed to showcase content from technology to design that lists different types of...

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Writing Prompts

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! Lust is one of the seven deadly sins. Others include sloth, gluttony, greed, wrath, envy, and pride. Arguably, lust is probably the most widely sensationalized sin. Lust doesn’t just entail sexual desire but desire in general. It can be desire for fame, wealth, power, etc. Your objective today is to write a scene based on...

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Recs

Divas Recommend: 7 Signs Your Novel Is Doomed And How to Avoid Them By Kim Mills I love articles about writing pitfalls and the tips and tricks authors use to avoid them. This article, 7 Signs Your Novel Is Doomed And How to Avoid Them by Kim Mills at Writer’s Haven, is a gem because not only does it break down the habits that can doom your novel from...

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Working From Home: Mistakes People Make and How to Avoid Them Articles

I love working from home. For most of us, this sentence brings up an image of someone dressed in their pj’s, sitting in front of a computer, and has the time to spend with family. Sounds nice, right? After working from for home seven years, I’ve come to realize that I’m just as big of a workaholic at home as I ever was at the office....

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Writing Exercises

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise centers on loss and challenges you to dig deep with your ability to show emotion without using some of the keywords we rely on, such as feel, love, hate, ache, etc. How will you spin the scene? Will your protagonist be angry, or lost, or devoid of feeling? How will you show...

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