Entries by Adrienne deWolfe

Freeway Freak Out: 7 Stages of Fiction Frenzy while Writing a Novel #Writetip #WIP

So you're writing a novel, huh?  Good for you!  Butt be forewarned: no TRUE writer escapes the Seven Stages of Fiction Frenzy... 1. Eureka! An Idea! Nothing is better than that first spark of inspiration. You feel alive. Your Muse is finally cooperating.  You’re buoyed with hope and visions of obscenely large paychecks. You balk […]

Celebrating Magic & Miracles in my Writers Life #AmReading #RomanceNovel #99c

Do you stop to recognize the miracles in your life? So many of us have been brainwashed to believe that the term, “miraculous,” can only be applied to giant earth-shaking events, like winning the lottery or discovering a cure for cancer.  But I’m talking about everyday miracles:  the hopes and dreams that quietly reappear when […]

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Funny Animal Sidekicks Steal Hearts #Humor #RomanceNovels #AmWriting #99c

Written By Prince Rael the Magnificent (Transcribed by Adrienne deWolfe, aka “Minion”) Greetings, Humans! It is I, Prince Rael the Magnificent, writing on a subject that is near and dear to every (self-respecting) reader’s heart:  why cats make the funniest sidekicks. Er . . . I mean, why animals make the funniest sidekicks. Frankly, I […]

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Literary Agents Reject Novels without a Subgenre @AdriennedeWolfe #Romance #Mystery #amwriting

“I’m writing a Mystery,” my writing student told me proudly. And I said, “Great!  Which sub-genre are you writing?” The student said, “Huh?” “You know.  Cozy, Caper, Police Procedural, Hard-boiled . . . “ My student blinked blankly at me.  She had no idea what a sub-genre was, nor did she know that the Mystery […]

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20 Tips for Writing Lovable Romance Novel Heroes for Women Readers #RomanceNovel #Writetip #Selfpub

Before I share today's 20 Tips for Writing Lovable Romance Novel Heroes, let's look at what keeps your target audience buying books in a $1.36 billion market that has dominated the world's fiction paperback sales for more than 30 years.  (Learn more in my bestselling ebook series, The Secrets to Getting Your Romance Novel Published.) Readers […]