Tag: Common Mistakes


On Writing

Writing Pitfall #2: Prologues and Epilogues   Welcome to part two of our series on Writing Pitfalls for New Authors. This week the Divas tackle the issue of prologues and epilogues and talk about when they are appropriate to use and when they are not. So you want to write a prologue or epilogue. Yeah . . . no. Don’t. Okay, okay . . . that’s...

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Tips

As editors, we see typos on a regular basis. Some misspellings and grammar gaffes are quite common—I misspell the words and and the as adn and teh constantly because I type very fast and lead with my left hand. Homophone confusion is one of the most prevalent grammar mistakes found when editing—there, their, and they’re is one we see often, as well as to, too, and two confusion. Contextual spelling errors are sometimes...

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On Writing

Writing Pitfall #1: Lackluster Opening Scenes   Write Divas is pleased to present our twelve-part series, Writing Pitfalls for First Time Authors. In this series, the Divas will pinpoint the most common writing “mistakes” that will mark you as a first time author and help you avoid these pitfalls like a seasoned pro.     It was a dark, mundane, terribly clichéd, and stormy night… Opening scenes....

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