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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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6 Reasons Why Judging a #NovelWriting Contest Helps Your Career #Writetip #amwriting

Are you writing commercial fiction? Then consider becoming a judge for a writing contest to help your career. Many aspiring authors already know the benefits of entering a writing contest. These days, even the larger regional contests have celebrity judges (a.k.a. literary agents and acquisitions editors.)  Why would these professionals take time from their busy […]

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Muse, Write Me a Eureka Ending so I Can Finish This Novel! @AdriennedeWolfe #WIP #Writetip #Humor #Romance

I was in the throes of writing Devil in Texas, when my Muse went on vacation — for nine months, mind you.  Seriously.  What writer doesn’t know the ending of her novel for nine FREAKING MONTHS?! “God hates me,” I whined to my favorite mortal writing goddess (whom we’ll call Claire.)  “I don’t know the […]

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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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Get Better Book Reviews, More Sales #BookMarketing #BookPromo #Selfpub pic.twitter.com/BNvw6SV29u

Sure, every author WANTS to receive glowing book reviews. But do book reviews help sales? That’s the million dollar question. As an Indie author, I’ve had my mind blown.  In the old days, when I was published by Bantam and Avon, I had no trouble getting reviews — GREAT reviews — from trade publications.  In […]

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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 […]

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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 from NEW SERIES of Western Historical Romance Novels

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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