Tag: novel writing


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Divas Recommend: Writing The Romance Novel –  Seven Story Beats by Kaye Dacus   Kaye Dacus talks about the seven romantic plotlines Billy Mernit described in his article “Writing the Romantic Comedy.” It’s a very informative article that breaks down the genre into seven descriptive plotlines. For all those romance writers out there, this article is very helpful by dissecting the meat and bones of writing...

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Articles / On Writing

Building a Relationship With Your Editor   You’ve finished your manuscript. It’s been tweaked and modified, and you’ve run it past three different pre-readers for comments and critiques. You’ve made your last series of changes, and you’re ready for editing. You’ve hired an editor… so now what? Now’s the time for you to begin building a relationship with your editor.     Trust: The most...

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Guest Post: Juggling Creativity, Careers, and Family by Jen Matera Guest Posts

Surprise! For a moment I’m stepping out of my role as Diva; today I’m a writer who juggles many responsibilities while struggling to maintain some normalcy in my life, my careers, and the lives of my family. Sound familiar? I’m sure there are countless working moms who just happen to be authors just like me who know what I’m saying. And if you’re anything like...

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Articles / Commonly Confused

Quick Tips: Is it Much or Many?   When it comes to qualifiers, much and many are quite the troublemakers. Along with their friends little and few, and less and fewer, much and many are two commonly confused adjectives I see when editing. The question is how do you know when to use much and when to use many? It depends on the noun the...

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Articles / On Writing

 Writer’s Block Isn’t Just For Novelists Writer’s block. Two innocent words when used independently, but put them together and anyone who puts words to page will shudder. If you’ve spent any time at the Write Divas blog, you’ll recognize that we post articles every weekday—some are longer than others, but all involve some degree of writing. While some Divas are organized and have their articles...

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Articles / On Writing

The Benefits of an Open Mind   An open mind—the ability to see the world from limitless angles and viewpoints without passing judgment—is something that many strive toward. But how many of us can say we can say we’ve actually achieved it? I don’t think it’s a destination as much as it is a journey toward open-mindedness simply because I don’t think there’s a final...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas On Writing: When To Keep It Classy   Not all of our writing articles are about novel writing. We also are avid bloggers and post on many forms of social media. When authors of any type blog or chat on places like Facebook and Twitter, it is essentially their face to the world, because let’s be straight, not all authors can come over for...

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Divas Recommend: So You Want To Make A Living Writing? 13 Great Truths by Bob Mayer   If you’re a writer, I can only assume that—like me—you’ve sat at your desk and imagined the time when you could give up the day job and make writing a full-time job.  Can you make a living as a writer? What should you do and where should you focus your energy? How...

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Articles / On Writing

Writing What You Know So we’ve all heard the old adage before—write what you know. Which is great if you’re a pirate, an alien, a billionaire, or a nineteenth-century courtesan. But what if you’re not? Well, you could still write what you know, but I can’t imagine anyone out there wants me to write a book about accounting. Unless it’s to be used as a...

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Divas Recommend: Trust Me, You Need A Good Editor by Rachelle Gardner   Of course the Divas can’t stress enough how much an author needs a good editor because it’s how we roll. Rachelle Gardner fills you in on the reasons why good editing is essential for every author. From indie to traditionally published and no matter what genre, quality editing is a solid and...

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