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Writing Exercise: Write A Chapter Of Your WIP In Second Person Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise entails something not many authors use: writing in second person. I have only seen people use second person when they write a “choose your adventure” type of book. I’m not a big fan of using second person, only because I find it annoying to read, but...

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Let’s Talk about Sex and Perspective   There are manifold ways in which a sex scene can go wrong. Hello, disembodied motion, I’m looking at you! It can become unbalanced by focusing on one aspect too much. When readers and editors start complaining about robotic scenes this is the problem. It may be unrealistic (Welcome to the Virgin Extreme Sex Olympics!) or rushed (It’s over?...

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Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise is a fun exercise with point of view. Admit it. You have a favorite Disney® character. It’s okay if it’s not Belle, Merida, Snow White, or Aladdin. Perhaps you’d rather be Maleficent, Gaston, Hans, or Attila. In fact, you could widen your circle of favorites...

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So I’ve been obsessed with reading books from the male POV lately, especially books written by women. There is a certain understanding of the opposite sex’s mental state that’s required when writing a realistic male character.  Many times I have read books where I could tell clearly a woman is writing a man and it pulls me from a book fast. The male protagonist is...

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Articles / On Writing

Quick Tips: Scene Breaks   Ah… the mystery of scene breaks and what to do with them. It’s such a little thing, and yet its impact on the flow and pace of a story is important.  Scene breaks are a lot like commas: everyone needs them but the rules of use can be vague. So what’s a writer to do? Glad you asked. First let’s...

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Divas on Writing: Issues with the First Person Perspective   I have to admit that I’m a fan of the first person narrative perspective, but it has its problems. So if you are planning to pen your upcoming masterpiece in the first person perspective, there are several things that you’ll need to look out for. Mind reading The first and biggest issue I see as...

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Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise is designed to help authors write from the pov of the opposite sex. We’ve added a little extra to it and have asked that you write about a daily gender related task to help you get into the “mood.” We hope you enjoy this feature...

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On Writing

Writing Pitfall #5: Head Hopping   In today’s article, #5 in our series on writing pitfalls for new authors, we will deal with head hopping. Head hopping stems from a lack of understanding of third person perspectives. To properly understand head hopping, we must first review the different types of point of view (POV). Like the first person POV, third person limited is a close perspective that...

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