Tag: writing


Interviews

Diva Interview: Author Alexandra Richland I haven’t read many historical romances. That was until I read the first book by Alexandra Richland a few years ago. Starlight tells a story of a young woman making her way in old Hollywood in the early ’50s. The amount of knowledge, research, and understanding of the era truly impressed me as a reader. Richland really captured the essence...

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Diva Recommend: Editing Pet Peeves by Laura Drake Nothing pleases me more than reading a book without many of my personal editing pet peeves. If anyone has read my reviews on my personal blog, The Flirty Reader, you would see in many of my reviews how I praise authors for mastering show vs. tell. This is my number one pet peeve when an author doesn’t understand how...

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Articles / On Writing

Track Changes – Intermediate   Last month I introduced Track Changes in Microsoft Word for anyone who needed a little extra instruction. I hope you’ve all been practicing! This month I’m going to delve a little further into some of the features Track Changes has to offer authors when tracking the changes made to their manuscripts by the various editors, readers, betas, and critique partners....

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Divas Recommend How to Participate in NaNoWriMo You’ve heard of NaNoWriMo, and it sounds really cool, but you have no idea where to begin. What’s it’s about, are the goals reasonable, is it fun? Well, WikiHow comes to the rescue with some great tips to get you started on your NaNoWriMo journey. So if you are just NaNo curious or you need an article to...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas on Writing: NaNoWriMo and GO! Last year was my first foray into NaNoWriMo. Needless to say, I didn’t win. In fact, I got busy with editing and couldn’t finish my story. I was a little let down with myself. I went in wanting to finish my novel and came out with only fifteen thousand words or so. Not the number I wished to have...

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Interviews

Diva Interview: Author Shay Savage If you’re reading this blog, you probably read a lot of books like me. I’ll be honest, most of the genres I gravitate toward incorporate some sort of romance or erotic themes. It could be suspense, mystery, thriller, western, what have you, as long as I get a good romance out of it, I’m good to go. I especially love...

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Guest Post: Grammar & Spelling by Z.B. Heller Guest Posts

  I’m so happy to share with our readers some witty words of wisdom from author Z.B. Heller. She’s one of our favorite people, and I’m thrilled she agreed to write this guest post for us.   Grammar & Spelling  By Z.B. Heller   Their was a farmer, who had a cow named bob. He was Black, and, White. Oh the pain! The horror! The grammatical...

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Divas Recommend: Stages of Revision by Natalie Whipple   I’ve got revision on my mind this morning. Why? Because more often than not I have to give authors advice about where to start. When staring at a manuscript full of edits of all types and varieties, it’s no easy task to separate the forest for the trees. It’s easy to tell someone to revise their story,...

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Articles / On Writing

Divas On Writing Instant Gratification: What’s the Hurry?   Instant gratification, oh what a lovely thing to have with just about anything. Am I right? Hawaii? Let’s go. A new car? Why not. The new issue of People magazine? Snatched that up. Instant gratification can happen with so many things.  For me, I would love to buy a new Coach purse NOW. But do I...

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Divas Recommend: Writing Secret: all you need is CURIOSITY and SURPRISE By Guy Bergstrom   I love when I come across a keeper phrase, and while looking for a writing article to recommend for the blog, I found this gem “Writing Secret: all you need is CURIOSITY and SURPRISE” by Guy Bergstrom at The Red Pen of Doom. While discussing what’s important in novel writing, Guy tells...

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