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Spotlight: B N Toler Spotlights

Diva Spotlight: B N Toler You all know I love reading romance by now, right? I thought so. Suffice it to say, if you’re not a romance fan of some magnitude, this spotlight business I do won’t be any use for you. But, and I mean a big but, this book I have just read by B N Toler, Where One Goes, is a book...

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Writing Prompt: Short Story Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! We felt it was about time we challenged our readers to write a short story based on the prompt below. Short stories are just as they seem: short. But that doesn’t mean they are short in richness of characters, plot, or details. In fact, many authors find short stories hard to write simply...

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Articles / On Dialogue

Dialogue Tags, Part II In my earlier article, Dialogue Tag Primer, we looked at the basics of punctuating dialogue tags, some commonly accepted rules to what constitutes a dialogue tag and what is a creative tag, and the challenge to generally use fewer tags in your writing. In this segment, we’ll talk more in depth about some other types of punctuation, how the placement of...

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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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Recs

Divas Recommend: “#WW Writer Problems 1-5” By Shannon A. Thompson   Have you ever been working on something and saved it, like, a million times—yet you’re still riddled with anxiety that the minute you close the file, all will be lost? No? Ha, lucky you! For the neurotic rest of us, “#WW Writer Problems 1-5,” by Shannon A. Thompson, speaks our language.  This humorous yet truthful look...

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Articles / Commonly Confused

Commonly Confused Peak, Peek and Pique This group of homophones is a favorite of mine. Mostly because I’m always up for a good laugh and I like editing humor. I’m nerdy like that.  So what trips us up about these words besides the fact that two have spellings that are almost identical and their confuses us because it has a Q in it? (Go on,...

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Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! Music is something that inspires a lot of writers. This week’s writing prompt is a picture we hope will inspire you. “Your words are like beautiful music. Weave a song.” We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work. ~ The Divas


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Divas Recommend: 7 Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding by Charlie Jane Anders A few weeks ago I had a discussion with my siblings about the importance of worldbuilding. We discussed many of the mistakes first-time authors make with their worldbuilding and how it can have an adverse effect on the book and derail the entire story. Sometimes worldbuilding takes center stage and eclipses the characters and...

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Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise explores role of the narrator in your story. Narrators can be a single person or several. They can be impartial or biased, or they can merrily lead you down the wrong path. This writing exercise explores the use of an unreliable narrator. What this means is that your...

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Articles / On Dialogue

Dialogue Tag Primer Sometimes it’s good to just get back to the basics when it comes to writing, so I decided to tackle an area that has some set rules and yet also some guidelines or schools of thought that can vary. Dialogue tags fall into this category because while capitalization and punctuation around a dialogue tag is generally rule-driven, what constitutes a dialogue tag...

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