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Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! In today’s writing prompt, you will need to complete this phrase to begin your writing: “We may not have brains…” Try to aim for at least 500 words. You can do it! We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work. ~...

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Writing Conferences 2015 – Part 2 Calendar Page 2 Special

Calendar of Author Events: September – December 2015 September Sep. 4 – 6, 2015 – AJC Decatur Book Festival in Atlanta, GA. https://www.decaturbookfestival.com/ Sep. 11 – 12, 2015 – Kentucky Women Writers Conference in Lexington, KY. http://womenwriters.as.uky.edu/ Sep. 11 – 13, 2015 – The Imaginarium in Louisville, KY. http://www.entertheimaginarium.com/ Sep. 11 – 13, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference in Westminster, CO....

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Special

Writing Conferences 2015 – Part 2 As promised, here’s is a list author events for the second half of 2015. I’ve also asked the Divas give me their recommendations for writing conferences and author events in their area for July – December of 2015. Because these articles are so big and have so many outgoing links, I can’t update the calendar in Part 1, so...

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Articles / Commonly Confused

Commonly Confused: Rain, Reign and Rein It’s funny. The more I write about the English language and the more I try to help elementary students whose first language isn’t English, the more I realize how difficult English is. It’s hard enough for native speakers to keep all the rules straight, let alone someone who is trying to learn English. We have an exception to almost...

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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 overuse every writing crutch you can think of to help recognize these items in your writing. Write the most cliched scene ever. Include Mary Sues, idiomatic phrasing, and overused writing tropes. What crutches do you use? How can you revise things to...

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Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! Easter is almost upon us, so this week’s writing prompt is a picture of the inside a cathedral. Regardless of what you believe, please use this picture as inspiration to set the scene for a short story set inside a place of worship. How will you spin the scene?...

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Recs

Divas Recommend: 13.5 Things That Will Change Your Writing by Kami Garcia I love it when I rediscover great articles in my bookmarks folder. “13.5 Things That will Change Your Writing” by Kami Garcia, author of the best-selling Beautiful Creatures series, is one such rediscovered bookmark. Garcia offers great advice for authors about the realities of being a writer, from “Writing is not a gift...

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Writing Prompt: Small World Writing Prompts

Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! Whether you’ve been to one of Disney’s parks or not, you probably have heard the song “It’s a Small World.” This writing prompt asks you to make use of this song: Write 500 words starting with: “It’s a small world after all…” We hope you enjoy this feature and feel...

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Writing Exercises: A Tale of Two Perspectives Writing Exercises

Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts   Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise explores the perspectives of the present and the past. Write a scene from the perspective of two characters. One is from modern times and one is from the time period of your choosing. Use authentic language for each time period. What will you do with...

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Articles / On Writing

Redundancy Redundancy invades our writing like a weed, sending runners underground to choke and bog down our stories. Many of us don’t realize we are adding redundant or unnecessary words to our writing. I’d like to discuss some of the redundancies I see most often and ways to streamline your writing and eliminate the redundancy. Body Movement Redundancy More often than not I hear and...

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