Entries by Adrienne deWolfe


Humor for Fiction Writers: How to Hand Sell at Book Signings

Planning a book signing?  Then you're in luck!  In this thrilling post (filled with dubious advice,) we explore the topic of hand-selling so you can make the cash registers ring. Forget writing chase scenes, folks.  The real excitement of being a published author comes from meeting your public.  You know, the REAL PEOPLE who buy your books.  (Breathe. It’s […]

Positive Thinking Activates the Law of Attraction

Positive thinking and the Law of Attraction are inextricably linked to my writing life. Positive thinking was not an ingrained behavior that resulted from my upbringing, however.  I was 35 years old before I finally recognized and accepted that there is real power in positive thinking.  I had to learn about the New Thought Movement the hard way, though:  […]

Deadline Stress for Fiction Writers: 10 Coping Tips

Deadline stress can paralyze fiction writers -- and I'm not just speaking figuratively.  Who would've thought that writing novels could be so hazardous to your health?  I'm just one of many fiction writers who has suffered physical pain (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) to keep pace with the Muse during deadline stress.  When I'm not writing novels […]

Writers Block: Overcome Procrastination with these 7 Tips

Is writers block causing your procrastination and making you too stuck to write the next word?  Take heart.  You’re not the Lone Ranger.  Even bestsellers get the Cursor-Blinking Blues.  The trick to overcoming writer's block is to discover what techniques work best for you, then diligently practice those writing tips as part of your daily writing routine so you can overcome […]

Advice to Writers: Writing Quotes from Famous Authors

Enjoy these inspirational writing quotes from famous authors as they give advice to writers in the video, below. I stumbled upon these inspirational writing quotes from famous authors while I was researching ideas for a speech that I've been asked to give to a new organization of writers in my Texas hometown.  The topic that the group requested […]


How to Pitch Book Cover Art and Titles to a Publisher

When you pitch book cover art and titles to a publisher, diplomacy will win you more concessions than obstinance. During the days when I was writing romance books, I quickly discovered that actual, in-the-trenches marketing experience was no guarantee that a publisher would accept my ideas for great book covers, titles, advertising copy, or the inside teaser. For those of […]

Help! My Printer Has a Poltergeist!

I think my printer is haunted. Now I'll admit, I'm not exactly tech savvy.  I just pretend to be because I write about API's, DPI's, FPI's, and other mind-numbing acronyms ending in "PI" for a high tech company.  My client, who has every geek gizmo ten minutes after it appears on the market, takes great […]