Tag: writing


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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Articles / Commonly Confused

Commonly Confused: Bare versus Bear By a show of hands, how many still flub up using bare and bear from time to time? I’m relying on your complete honesty here. I promise I won’t call you out on it unless I’m editing your manuscript. 🙂 Why do we mix up bare and bear? It should be straightforward. To paraphrase Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary… BEAR Bear is straightforward...

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Articles / On Writing

Writing A Book According To Pinterest How many of you know that you can use Pinterest as a writing or editing resource tool? Before Write Divas starting pinning, I had no clue that anyone would find useful pins for writing. Hey, Pinterest is all about DIY things and recipes, right? Wrong. There is a ton of great articles, lists, diagrams, pictures, prompts, and writing exercises writers can...

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Interview: Helena Hunting Interviews

Today we welcome Helena Hunting to the blog. She’s the author of the Clipped Wings series and the upcoming Pucked. Both have been fantastically popular when they were published online. Hunting is now taking her work into independent publishing. I wanted to speak to her today to find out how she ticks. Also, I’m a pretty big fan, so my this interview is totally for...

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Recs

Divas Recommend: Do What Tolkien Did (But Not What You Think He Did) by Tineke Bryson Have you ever wanted to create maps for your setting, whether it be the layout of a cabin, remote island, or something off-world? If you’re a fantasy author, you probably already worship Tolkien and his map making genius. But what can we learn from Tolkien, and how can we...

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Divas Recommend: Five Stupid Writing Tricks Starting… Now So I’m a big fan of Chuck Wendig’s blog. He is amazeballs! Anyone who can work in a good curse word or twenty while effectively explaining the writing craft is hands down awesome in my book. I’m recommending his article Five Stupid Writing Tricks Starting… Now because those writing tricks are really just as he said, stupid…...

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Articles / Commonly Confused

Commonly Confused: Complement and Compliment Today’s commonly confused pair is actually not so commonly confused, it just happened to be a pair I saw in something I was working on.  I’m a total word nerd, so I like understanding why we use certain words in one circumstance and certain words in another.  So I researched complement/complementary and compliment/complimentary. According to Merriam-Webster: Complement:  Noun—Something that fills...

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Articles / On Writing

Top 10 Grammar Pet Peeves   As an editor, I find that most people feel compelled to apologize to me when they have typos in their messages or use incorrect grammar around me. I usually try to reassure people that I’m not secretly editing them… mostly. I admit there are a few grammar goofs that will always catch my attention. These are the ones I have a...

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Bad Writing Advice Articles / On Writing

At the end of January, I had the opportunity to attend the Salt Lake Comic Con FanX event and attend several wonderful author panels about various writing topics. One of those panels tackled the topic of “Bad Writing Advice” with authors Dan Wells, Natalie Whipple, Nathan Shumate, Dan Willis, Johnny Worthen, Jared Quan, and Larry Correia. The authors on the panel were wonderfully entertaining, but...

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Divas Recommend: 80 + Barriers to Love: A List of Ideas to Keep Romantic Tension High by Colleen Houck If you’re like me, you’ve struggled with ways to keep your romantic couple apart and increasing the romantic tension alive in your stories. I also face this when editing for authors. Why is romantic tension so important? It’s those barriers to love that keep the two...

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