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Recs

I know, I know. We’ve preached about how important it is to write an outline to your novel.  I’ve told many of my authors when they are stuck that they should outline the rest of their story so they have a clear path to follow. I need an outline to finish a book, well, anything I write, truthfully. In this rec, Steven James shares with us...

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Articles / Commonly Confused

In this episode of Commonly Confused, I’m going to discuss the commonly confused pairs ascent/assent and descent/decent. Although dissent may have seemed a more likely choice, given its meaning, I find it’s not misused nearly as often as decent is in this situation. Let’s start at the bottom. From Merriam-Webster, ascent is the act of ascending or rising; a moving or mounting upward. In layman’s terms,...

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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 to create a scene where temptation is your character’s only vice. The temptation could range from things that your main character can’t resist, such as a cupcake on the counter to a seductive protagonist who can’t live without whips and chains.  The point is to...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas on Writing: Numbers in Writing How many of us think about numbers when we write a book? Not very many, I’d wager. But numbers do play a part in most books, whether it’s an address, street number, monetary terms, the time of day, etc. Numbers are a part of our lives, and so they are often a part of a novel. The rules for...

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Writing Prompts

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! Often you hear “show, don’t tell,” but unless you’re in the midst of writing something descriptive, it might be hard to put that into practice. So, here at Write Divas, we decided to come up with the opportunity for you to show, show, show as much as you like without worrying about overflowing your manuscript...

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Writing Exercise: Point of View Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise is all about exploring point of view, specifically the contrast between the protagonist and the antagonist and how they see the same scene. During this exercise, pay close attention to the voice of your characters. The antagonist should not sound anything like the protagonist and shouldn’t...

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Writing Prompts: Five Minutes Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! This week’s prompt is a picture. The question posed to go along is: What happened five minutes before this picture was taken at Disney World?  ~ The Divas    


Articles / On Writing

Revising Mundane Content We’re all guilty of it at one time or another. Don’t lie. Even best-selling authors fall victim to mundane content. It sneaks into our writing disguised as description and detail we think will add to our story when, in fact, it bogs it down. “But my descriptions are necessary to make my scenes fuller,” you say. Not all description is necessary and...

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Articles / On Editing

What to Ask a Freelance Editor… Before You Hire Them Hiring the right editor to work on your book can be daunting. How do you know you’ve hired someone who has experience, shares your vision, and is just the right match? Some authors resort to the trial and error method, but that seems like a cumbersome way to get the job done. Many authors get...

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Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise challenges you to experiment with dialogue and write a conversation between two characters, but have one of them constantly misconstrue what the other is saying. There are so many possible ways to spin an exercise like this. You could choose to have it go dark and...

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