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Spotlight: Jen Frederick Spotlights

Diva Spotlight: Jen Frederick   Like last month instead of doing the Diva Interview, I decided to showcase whomever I’ve been reading at the moment. First was Elizabeth Hunter and this month Jen Frederick gets the honors. Yay! *dances a jig and toots a horn* Congratulations, Ms. Frederick! Seriously, I like her books. It’s not secret my genre of choice is romance. I like it...

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Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise explores role of the narrator in your story. Narrators can be a single person or several. They can be impartial or biased, or they can merrily lead you down the wrong path. This writing exercise explores the use of an unreliable narrator. What this means is that your...

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Articles / On Dialogue

Dialogue Tag Primer Sometimes it’s good to just get back to the basics when it comes to writing, so I decided to tackle an area that has some set rules and yet also some guidelines or schools of thought that can vary. Dialogue tags fall into this category because while capitalization and punctuation around a dialogue tag is generally rule-driven, what constitutes a dialogue tag...

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Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! In today’s writing prompt, you will need to complete this phrase to begin your writing: “We may not have brains…” Try to aim for at least 500 words. You can do it! We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work. ~...

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Writing Conferences 2015 – Part 2 Calendar Page 2 Special

Calendar of Author Events: September – December 2015 September Sep. 4 – 6, 2015 – AJC Decatur Book Festival in Atlanta, GA. https://www.decaturbookfestival.com/ Sep. 11 – 12, 2015 – Kentucky Women Writers Conference in Lexington, KY. http://womenwriters.as.uky.edu/ Sep. 11 – 13, 2015 – The Imaginarium in Louisville, KY. http://www.entertheimaginarium.com/ Sep. 11 – 13, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference in Westminster, CO....

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Special

Calendar of Author Events: June – August 2015 June June 4 – 7, 2015 – NY Pitch Conference in New York, NY. http://newyorkpitchconference.com/ June 6 – 16, 2015 – Yale Writers’ Conference in New Haven, MA. http://summer.yale.edu/ywc June 10 – 13, 2015 – Writers @ Work in Salt Lake City, UT. http://www.writersatwork.org/wp/ June 11 – 13, 2015 – First Annual Timeless Christian Romance Writers Conference...

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Special

Writing Conferences 2015 – Part 2 As promised, here’s is a list author events for the second half of 2015. I’ve also asked the Divas give me their recommendations for writing conferences and author events in their area for July – December of 2015. Because these articles are so big and have so many outgoing links, I can’t update the calendar in Part 1, so...

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Articles / Commonly Confused

Commonly Confused: Rain, Reign and Rein It’s funny. The more I write about the English language and the more I try to help elementary students whose first language isn’t English, the more I realize how difficult English is. It’s hard enough for native speakers to keep all the rules straight, let alone someone who is trying to learn English. We have an exception to almost...

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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 overuse every writing crutch you can think of to help recognize these items in your writing. Write the most cliched scene ever. Include Mary Sues, idiomatic phrasing, and overused writing tropes. What crutches do you use? How can you revise things to...

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Spotlights

Diva Spotlight: The Scribe: Irin Chronicles Book One by Elizabeth Hunter Normally, this monthly slot is reserved for an interview of sorts. I’ve interviewed authors, bloggers, cover artists, publishers, editors, more authors… But I wanted to change things up here at Write Divas because I’m snazzy like that. So instead of a nifty interview, I’m going to showcase or spotlight authors or books I’m reading currently....

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