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Divas Recommend: 25 Things You Should Know About Antagonists by Chuck Wendig Chuck Wendig had delivered another killer article full of humor and really good writing advice. In his piece, 25 Things You Should Know About Antagonists, he takes you through some thought provoking insights when writing your antagonist. He looks at aspects of protagonists I haven’t imagined and I’m filing this away for future use. I...

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Articles / Commonly Confused

Commonly Confused: Comparatives and Superlatives If you’ve ever been tripped up by when to add –er or –est to a word, can’t remember which one of those pesky irregular adverbs or adjectives is correct or if you should use more or most, have I got the article for you. It seems as though there’s been an increase is this particular arena in advertising, not to mention...

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Articles / On Writing

Fracking Blurbs! Recently, I helped an author come up with ideas on how to write her blurb for her book. If you’re not familiar with what a blurb is, it’s basically a short synopsis used for promotional purposes like Goodreads, Amazon, book jackets, etc. But many authors hate writing them. It’s akin to scrubbing the dirtiest toilet in hell after Hades just had chili. The...

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Divas Recommend: Writing What You Know by Jen Matera   I can never get enough of reading Diva Jen’s articles. Not only does she balance a clever wit with the tone of the pieces but she is incredibly informative at the same time. Her article Writing What You Know is one of those articles you need to bookmark and come back to. Check it out and...

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Divas Recommend: Become the Boss of Your Writing by Janine Savage I’m the boss; you’re the boss. In this culture it seems we are so concerned about who the boss is, from little kids playing king of the hill, to that new employee down at the local factory. But when it comes to your writing, who is the boss? You? Your editor? Your best friend’s...

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Divas Recommend: How To Write Dynamic Dialogue by Shay Goodman Diva Shay had some great articles this year. One of my favorites is How To Write Dynamic Dialogue. She lays out her writing advice very thoroughly, it’s easy to learn from her words of wisdom. Check out her article and lets us know how you incorporated her techniques in your writing.  


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For the next two weeks, the Divas are going to break from our regularly scheduled programming by opening the vault of our past articles and recommending our favorite articles by the Divas. We hope you experience all the joys (and none of the annoys) of the holiday season and our favorite articles from Write Divas!   Divas Recommend: Why Women Love Alpha Males in Romance...

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Stop The Comparisons And Write Articles / On Writing

Stop the comparisons, stop trying to be the next big thing, and just write your book. Every day—several times a day, in fact—I see “What to read after ____” or “If you liked ___, you’ll love__,” and I must admit, I just shake my head. I get it—everyone wants to promote their book, wants it to be the next big thing, but my knee-jerk reaction...

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Divas Recommend: Write The Hard Stuff: Facial Expressions by Margie Lawson   I couldn’t love this article more by Margie Lawson on the Writers In The Storm blog.  I’m like her and can’t stand clichés. But the problem with a lot of independent authors now is that clichés have become so commonplace, no one realizes they’re clichés anymore. It’s the dumbing down of writing, in my opinion. There are...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas On Writing: Diva Lauren’s NaNoWriMo Wrap-up   So I’m going to be honest with you: I didn’t win NaNoWriMo. In fact my word count was around 30k. I worked really hard the first half of the month, and then those pesky authors I edit took up my remaining time in November. Didn’t they understand I was writing a book? I had a word count...

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