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Divas Recommend: Stir Reader Curiosity by Beth Hill Keeping your reader interested from the first page to the last can be a difficult task writers of fiction need to master. Not only do you have to make your story interesting enough so a reader wants to continue, but you have the learn how to keep your reader’s curiosity engaged so they can’t put your book down....

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Writing Prompts

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! Lust is one of the seven deadly sins. Others include sloth, gluttony, greed, wrath, envy, and pride. Arguably, lust is probably the most widely sensationalized sin. Lust doesn’t just entail sexual desire but desire in general. It can be desire for fame, wealth, power, etc. Your objective today is to write a scene based on...

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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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Writing Exercises

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise centers on loss and challenges you to dig deep with your ability to show emotion without using some of the keywords we rely on, such as feel, love, hate, ache, etc. How will you spin the scene? Will your protagonist be angry, or lost, or devoid of feeling? How will you show...

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Divas Rec: How to Double Your Story’s Conflict in Seconds Recs

How to Double Your Story’s Conflict in Seconds by K.M. Weiland This is not the first time I’ve recommended an article by K.M. Weiland, and it probably won’t be the last. She has some great articles. Conflict is one of those areas that I’ve noticed (myself included) that authors struggle with. How much is too much? What if my readers get mad at me because...

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Articles / On Writing

Character Consistency How many times have you been reading something and out of nowhere there’s an odd change to a character that comes with no explanation? Nothing inconsequential, of course—something substantial, like eye color or body type or a huge personality change that goes unexplained? Are you the type of reader who would notice that sort of thing? As an editor, I have to be. During...

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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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Articles / On Writing

What is the three-act structure? It comes from Aristotle and is the basic plot structure for Greek tragedies. The simplest definition is, it is a story with a beginning, a middle and an end. A large majority of the good stories out there have this same structure. Why? Because it works. We recognize it as good storytelling whether we are aware of it or not....

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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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Articles / On Writing

Divas on Writing: Your Team There are plenty of places on the Internet to search for writing advice. I spoke about Pinterest in another article; it has many great pins that authors can use to help while they are actively researching or writing their books. But authors turn to other social mediums like Facebook and Twitter as well.  Recently, an author friend asked her friends...

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