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How to Write Body Language for Fiction Characters #amwriting #wip #Romance #writetip

Novel Writing 101:  Body Language for Fiction Characters Okay.  Quiz time. You want to convey to your reader that your hero is angry.  What body language would you describe? He crosses his legs. He plants his fists on his hips. He strokes his beard. He chews his pen cap. He leans forward in his chair. […]

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Writing Novels to Sell: What Literary Agents Won’t Tell You #amwriting #writetip #Romance #WIP

Your goal is to become a New York Times bestseller and rake in beaucoup bucks.  Your novel is ready.  You’ve done your literary agent research, and you’ve identified your dream rep.  It’s time to query. Now here’s a healthy dose of reality. Literary agents are in the business of SELLING.  That makes literary agents SALES […]

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Meet Lucifire: He’s a Devil with a Gun! #SneakPeek #1lineWed #Romance #amreading

Devil in Texas Book 1, Lady Law & the Gunslinger Excerpt by Adrienne deWolfe #1LineWed Theme:  Coffee or Tea September 1883 Burnet County, Texas   “Good God. Is that gun loaded?” “Who wants to know?” Cass growled, but the question was rhetorical. About a minute before he’d heard a mincing stride crunch gravel on the […]

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Lady Law & the Gunslinger: Undercover Agent #SneakPeek #1LineWed #Romance #amreading

Devil in Texas Book 1, Lady Law & the Gunslinger Excerpt by Adrienne deWolfe #1LineWed Theme:  Names October 1883 Lampasas, Texas   From the outside, Wilhelmine “Wilma” LeBeau’s brothel looked like any other charming, limestone cottage on Third Street. The three-story construction had a wrought iron gate, forest-green shutters, and a sprawling porch, whose pillars […]

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Unmask the DEVIL IN TEXAS #1linewed #amreading #Romance #WIP #SneakPeek #Excerpt #Humor

Devil in Texas Book 1, Lady Law & the Gunslinger Excerpt by Adrienne deWolfe #1LineWed Theme:  Page 2 August 1883 Galveston, Texas   Life was about to get good. That’s what William “Cass” Cassidy thought as he craned back his blond head to gawk at the mostly naked mermaid, who protruded in all the right […]

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Someone Wants Her Dead! DEVIL IN TEXAS #Excerpt #SneakPeek #1LineWed #amwriting #Romance

Devil in Texas Book 1, Lady Law & the Gunslinger Excerpt by Adrienne deWolfe #1LineWed Theme:  Water August 1883 Galveston, Texas Satin Siren Casino and Saloon   Relieved to duck into her dressing room, Sadie didn’t waste any time kicking off her shoes and stripping off her fishtail skirt.  Quick costume changes were a requisite skill […]

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Who’s Going to Get Whacked? DEVIL IN TEXAS #Excerpt #1LineWed #Romance #Historical

Devil in Texas Book 1, Lady Law & the Gunslinger Excerpt by Adrienne deWolfe #1LineWed Tweet:  Expanded Excerpt from Page 1    August, 1883 Galveston, Texas   Death.  The end of the line. There was a certain poetic justice to the idea here, at the corner of Post Office and 26th streets, where The Wicked […]

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Bust Writer’s Block: Tackle a New Genre to Flex Your Writing Muscles #amwriting #writetip #wip

Recently, I overcame a bout of writer’s block by challenging myself.  Since April is Poetry Month, I entered a poetry contest. Entering that contest while I was doubting my fiction-writing skills wasn’t an easy choice.  I had to overcome my Internal Critic, who was viciously echoing the voice of my high school English teacher.  When I […]

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20 Tips for Writing #Romance Heroines that Readers Can Admire #writetip #amwriting #wip

Readers buy Romance novels because they want to experience the vicarious thrill of falling in love — and usually with a man who is just a wee bit too dangerous to risk loving in real life.  Romance novels are fantasies, after all.  What woman wouldn’t secretly thrill to be wholeheartedly loved and desired by James […]

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Writers: Want to Beat the Competition? 10 Tips for Opening Your Novel #amwriting #wip #writetip

Thanks to iPhone downloads, ebooks are competing directly with movies as on-demand entertainment.  That means that the opening pages of your novel have to be more clever than ever if you want to sell your book. I just finished judging a commercial fiction contest for aspiring authors.  Without exception, the entries had the same problem. […]

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