Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

Character Sources: Ideas for Writing Sidekicks

Personally, I never have trouble coming up with outrageous sidekicks for my heroes and heroines.  (Yes, it’s a gift.) Seriously, though, I love writing secondary characters, because they don’t have to walk such a tightrope of “heroism.” …
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

Creative Visualization: Keep the Faith in Your Writing

About 25 years ago, I became determined to become a published novelist – particularly in the Historical Romance genre.  Ten years and a bazillion rejection letters later, I was introduced to the idea that I could work with the Universal Law…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

Writing Dialogue: Why Characters Shouldn't Talk Like Real People

I know, I know:  you’ve been told the exact opposite about dialogue writing by every other fiction teacher and book writing coach on the planet.  And they were right.  To a point.  Now I’m here to explain to all you hard-working fiction…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

Write the Way a Stripper Dances: Tips for Starting a Novel

Tattling time . . . I’ve been judging submissions for a fiction-writing contest.  I absolutely love finding new talent and encouraging writers to forge ahead with their publishing dream. What I DON’T love is wading through reams of background…