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Writing Prompts

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! Often you hear “show, don’t tell,” but unless you’re in the midst of writing something descriptive, it might be hard to put that into practice. So, here at Write Divas, we decided to come up with the opportunity for you to show, show, show as much as you like without worrying about overflowing your manuscript...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas on Writing: Your Team There are plenty of places on the Internet to search for writing advice. I spoke about Pinterest in another article; it has many great pins that authors can use to help while they are actively researching or writing their books. But authors turn to other social mediums like Facebook and Twitter as well.  Recently, an author friend asked her friends...

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Spotlight: Author Jessica Hawkins Spotlights

Diva Spotlight: Author Jessica Hawkins Welcome to another edition of what’s Diva Lauren reading this week. Well, I have a treat for readers who like to take on a risque book. Or a risque topic, really. Cheating. Or not cheating. Allowed cheating… Just stay with me. Do you remember that 1993 movie Indecent Proposal starring Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, and Robert Redford? It’s based on the...

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Writing Exercise: Point of View Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise is all about exploring point of view, specifically the contrast between the protagonist and the antagonist and how they see the same scene. During this exercise, pay close attention to the voice of your characters. The antagonist should not sound anything like the protagonist and shouldn’t...

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Articles / Commonly Confused

Nauseated and Nauseous   Conversation overheard between a snarky editor and her victi—er, author: “Ugh. All these changes! I swear you make me nauseous!” “I make you able to cause nausea? Sweet! I am all-powerful!” “No, jerk, you make me sick.” “Grammatically speaking, then, I make you nauseated.” “Fine. Whatever. You make me nauseated.” “Cool! Now I’m nauseous!” As far as grammar is concerned, the...

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Divas Rec: How To Cut The Filler and Tighten Your Book Recs

Divas Recommend: How To Cut The Filler and Tighten Your Book By Laura Carlson   In the article How to Cut the Filler and Tighten Your Book, Laura Carlson shares with us her tools on making your book as tight as can be. I have read many books where filler bogs down a story so much, I often find myself skimming large chunks of the...

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Writing Prompts: Five Minutes Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! This week’s prompt is a picture. The question posed to go along is: What happened five minutes before this picture was taken at Disney World?  ~ The Divas    


Articles / On Writing

Revising Mundane Content We’re all guilty of it at one time or another. Don’t lie. Even best-selling authors fall victim to mundane content. It sneaks into our writing disguised as description and detail we think will add to our story when, in fact, it bogs it down. “But my descriptions are necessary to make my scenes fuller,” you say. Not all description is necessary and...

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Articles / On Editing

What to Ask a Freelance Editor… Before You Hire Them Hiring the right editor to work on your book can be daunting. How do you know you’ve hired someone who has experience, shares your vision, and is just the right match? Some authors resort to the trial and error method, but that seems like a cumbersome way to get the job done. Many authors get...

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Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise challenges you to experiment with dialogue and write a conversation between two characters, but have one of them constantly misconstrue what the other is saying. There are so many possible ways to spin an exercise like this. You could choose to have it go dark and...

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