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Spotlights

“Yowza! Priest by Sierra Simone is one taboo but highly addicting read.” –Diva Lauren Yep, I just quoted myself. I finished this book and literally said, “Yowza!” Priest by Sierra Simone is the hot book circulating in the indie world right now. Promotion was all over the place on my Facebook for a good week before it released. Since I’m a fan of the forbidden...

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Writing Exercises

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! Making time to write is difficult. We all have heavy demands on our time. Not to mention that just because we want to write doesn’t always mean it’s easy to write. The greatest authors have all said that if you want to improve as a writer, you have to write every day. It doesn’t matter...

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Articles

So we’re back with part two of our misspelled and misused foreign phrases. I really hope you enjoyed part one and found some of the information helpful. Since I had so much fun with the word Kummerspeck, which, if you read part one, you’d know is German for the excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally translated, it’s grief bacon. Today’s phrase is l’esprit de...

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Recs

Divas Recommend: 21 Types of Content We All Crave by Scott Aughtmon  When you think of content in fiction writing, what comes to mind? Does content consist of just the plot and what simply makes up the story or is it more defined? I found this graphic originally on a UltraLinx, a web magazine designed to showcase content from technology to design that lists different types of...

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Articles

Using foreign phrases can be beneficial to your manuscript, not only because they add flair, but because sometimes they just sound better or more aptly fit certain situations in your novel. Not to mention that there are actually foreign terms for which there are no English words. Kummerspeck, for example, is German for the excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally translated, it’s grief bacon....

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Recs

Divas Recommend: 7 Signs Your Novel Is Doomed And How to Avoid Them By Kim Mills I love articles about writing pitfalls and the tips and tricks authors use to avoid them. This article, 7 Signs Your Novel Is Doomed And How to Avoid Them by Kim Mills at Writer’s Haven, is a gem because not only does it break down the habits that can doom your novel from...

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Working From Home: Mistakes People Make and How to Avoid Them Articles

I love working from home. For most of us, this sentence brings up an image of someone dressed in their pj’s, sitting in front of a computer, and has the time to spend with family. Sounds nice, right? After working from for home seven years, I’ve come to realize that I’m just as big of a workaholic at home as I ever was at the office....

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Articles / On Writing

Oh jeez, where do I start with this pep talk. I know you’re thinking: A pep talk? Really? Yes, indeedy. I have a lot author friends, clients, Facebook friends, followers, etc., so I hear a variety of gripes, tales of woe, burning hatred, and envy for a plethora of reasons like “Why can’t I crank out books like so and so?” or “Where in the...

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Spotlights

Diva Spotlight: Author A.C. Netzel A.C. Netzel asked me to read her book for my book blog, The Flirty Reader, and I really enjoyed it. What better way to showcase a new author then to make her a Diva Spotlight. Boom!  Congratulations, A.C., you’re the latest book crush of the month. Tell all your friends! Hehe! The Causal Rule, is a contemporary romance set in...

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Writing Prompts

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! With this rising temperatures in the northern hemisphere, a writing prompt that tackled the summer heat seemed like a good idea. This week the Divas would like you to use the picture below as inspiration for a writing prompt about the summer heat. How you spin it is up to you. The picture is merely one option...

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