Tag: romance


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 Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! Oftentimes authors get so caught up in writing a romantic scene they forget that things rarely go according to plan, especially when sex is involved. And in those situations, humor is the element that alleviates the pressure and helps the players relax and enjoy the moment. This week’s writing prompt...

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Recs

Divas Recommend: 80 + Barriers to Love: A List of Ideas to Keep Romantic Tension High by Colleen Houck If you’re like me, you’ve struggled with ways to keep your romantic couple apart and increasing the romantic tension alive in your stories. I also face this when editing for authors. Why is romantic tension so important? It’s those barriers to love that keep the two...

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Recs

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: Why Women Love Alpha Males in Romance...

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Recs

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

Balancing Your Faith and Your Muse   This article is personal. Very personal. I’m going to talk about faith, specifically Christianity. It may seem negative, but I don’t mean it to be. I love my faith, but I am not blind to the flaws—especially among those who profess it. I feel in a way the subject matter transcends faith. None of us live in a...

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Interviews

Diva Interview: Kathy Bryson   I put out a call for authors of different genres for a new interview series the Divas are going to feature, and Kathy was one of the first to sign up! Kathy not only has an impressive background in marketing, writing, teaching, and journalism but she writes in a genre as impressive: fantasy/paranormal. So let’s get to know Kathy Bryson...

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Articles

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Divas are discussing the good and the bad about the bestselling genre in the world. Romance! It’s a genre that reviewers love to nitpick and readers are embarrassed to admit that they like, but even through all the hate, it’s a genre that endures. Today, we’ve brought the Divas together to answer a few questions and share their insights...

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Articles / Diva Chat / Special

Divas Most Anticipated Books of 2014   In the spirit of the last Diva Chat, I challenged the divas to give me their personal picks for the book they are most anticipating for 2014. This was a tough choice for most of us because there are so many good books to look forward to in 2014. Plus, we all read several different book series and...

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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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