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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


Articles / On Writing

Plot Sheets To round out the sheets trilogy, as I like to call it, I’m going to talk about plot sheets. They work pretty much the same as the character and setting sheets. You can have as little or as many sheets as you need. Plot sheets are just a rough version of your outline.  The Plot Bunny Catchall Plot Sheet This type of plot...

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Spotlight: Jen Frederick Spotlights

Diva Spotlight: Jen Frederick   Like last month instead of doing the Diva Interview, I decided to showcase whomever I’ve been reading at the moment. First was Elizabeth Hunter and this month Jen Frederick gets the honors. Yay! *dances a jig and toots a horn* Congratulations, Ms. Frederick! Seriously, I like her books. It’s not secret my genre of choice is romance. I like it...

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Recs

Divas Recommend: Basic Plot Structure – The Five Plotting Moments That Matter by Amanda Patterson The hardest thing for some editors is to become writers. Yes, we write all the time. Hey, look! I’m writing now. But taking off the editor’s hat is so difficult, especially for me. Writing creative fiction has gone from typing blissfully away for hours and hours to headdesking over and...

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Special

Calendar of Author Events: June – August 2015 June June 4 – 7, 2015 – NY Pitch Conference in New York, NY. http://newyorkpitchconference.com/ June 6 – 16, 2015 – Yale Writers’ Conference in New Haven, MA. http://summer.yale.edu/ywc June 10 – 13, 2015 – Writers @ Work in Salt Lake City, UT. http://www.writersatwork.org/wp/ June 11 – 13, 2015 – First Annual Timeless Christian Romance Writers Conference...

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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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Articles / On Writing

Divas on Writing Setting Sheets I talked about character sheets a while ago and had some really great responses to the article, so I thought I would write about setting sheets as well. Setting sheets work much the same as character sheets, but they storyboard the setting of the story instead of outlining characters. With character sheets, you’re likely to have multiple sheets based on...

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Spotlights

Diva Spotlight: The Scribe: Irin Chronicles Book One by Elizabeth Hunter Normally, this monthly slot is reserved for an interview of sorts. I’ve interviewed authors, bloggers, cover artists, publishers, editors, more authors… But I wanted to change things up here at Write Divas because I’m snazzy like that. So instead of a nifty interview, I’m going to showcase or spotlight authors or books I’m reading currently....

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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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