Tag: Janine Savage


Recs

Divas Recommend: Become the Boss of Your Writing by Janine Savage I’m the boss; you’re the boss. In this culture it seems we are so concerned about who the boss is, from little kids playing king of the hill, to that new employee down at the local factory. But when it comes to your writing, who is the boss? You? Your editor? Your best friend’s...

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For the next two weeks, the Divas are going to break from our regularly scheduled programming by opening the vault of our past articles and recommending our favorite articles by the Divas. We hope you experience all the joys (and none of the annoys) of the holiday season and our favorite articles from Write Divas! Divas Recommend: It Takes a Village to Publish a Book...

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Interviews

Diva Interview: Write Diva, Janine Savage Today we are continuing the Diva interview series and talking to Write Diva CEO Janine Savage. She’s the driving force behind the Divas. But what makes her tick? Let’s find out! It’s tough raising a family and working, how do you balance your time between family and editing/reading? Having it all is tough. Honestly, I’m still learning how to...

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Tips

Do I Need an Outline? If you’d asked me this question a few years ago, I would have said yes, you need one. Then I wrote a story as an exercise, I didn’t think about an outline until I was about halfway through, and the only reason I created an outline was so I didn’t forget what I wanted to do. Now when I say...

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Diva Chat

Divas Picks for Best Reads of 2013   I challenged the divas to give me their personal picks for favorite book they read in 2013. With so many books and even less time to read, this was a difficult task. I wasn’t just looking for good book recommendations. I wanted their favorite, the book that stood out to them above everything else they’d read that...

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On Writing

How to Write a Love Scene An Editor’s View Fewer things in writing are as daunting as creating a love scene. There’s no step-by-step guide or tried and true method for guaranteed success—not only that, but writing a love scene can be a very personal expression of the author’s self. For the purposes of this article, I will address mainstream romance, not erotica. According to...

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Recs

Hello Diva Followers!   This week for The Divas Recommend we present… drumroll, please…  “Does Bruce Willis Have a Dog?” brought to us by Mike Wells and his The Green Water Blog. I’m always on the lookout for articles that educate in an entertaining way. “Does Bruce Willis Have a Dog?” doesn’t disappoint. It delights while imparting invaluable writing advice to aspiring writers about the pitfalls...

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On Writing

Plot and Genre What’s the difference? A plot is a sequence of events that make up a story. It has a beginning, middle, and end. Sounds simple enough, right? Author E. M. Forester illustrated this with a simple comparison. Take a basic story, such as, “The king died and then the queen died.”  We don’t have much of a plot, certainly not one that would...

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On Writing

Writing Pitfall #11: Stereotypes and Clichés It seems as though every writing website out there has something to say about stereotypes and clichés, but what’s the big deal? When stereotypes and clichés are used, authors simply have to define a character as a dumb jock or a nerdy bookworm, and they can get away without having to establish characterization because the stereotype has done all...

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Articles / Special

In the coming months we are going to interview our Divas. With us today is Janine Savage, CEO of Write Divas—whom the Divas lovingly refer to as the HBIC. (We’ll let you figure out that acronym for yourselves.) Janine is an experienced editor and marketer. She has worked with notable bestselling authors such as E. L. James and A. L. Jackson. Before co-founding Write Divas,...

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