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10 Fun Ways to Put the "Magic" Back in Writing

When I’m connected with my Writing Muse, all is “write” with the world.  My characters surprise me with new and better plot twists; cliff hangers magically present themselves at the end of every chapter; ideas transmute into sassy one-liners…
How to Choose a Pseudonym
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Pseudonyms: How to Choose a Pen Name for Novel Writing

Pseudonyms abound in writing circles.  What doesn't abound is clear and insightful advice on how to choose the best pen name for a long-term career in novel writing. Let's have some fun.  Check out the names of these genre fiction authors: …
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe
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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…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe
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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…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe
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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…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

How to Promote Your #eBook with an #Excerpt @AdriennedeWolfe #Writetip #bookmarketing #BlogTour

What considerations should go into choosing a book excerpt for a blog tour or a post on social media? First and foremost, an excerpt is a SALES TOOL. If you keep that in mind, you’re already leagues ahead of most touring authors. If…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

Battle of Sexes: How 2 Write Real Men, Women #Romance #Sleuth #Writetip #WIP @AdriennedeWolfe

Men and women do not think alike.  You, being either one or the other, already know this fact.  However, you may have trouble writing it.  When it comes to male / female psychology, it helps to think in terms of Alpha/Beta personality…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

Cyber Bullying: One Author's Solution to Stop the Madness @TheWorldAmongUs #StopBullying #writetip #writing

[Note:  This guest post was written by Beth Ann Kozlowski.] If you're like me, then you probably have noticed the large amount of bullying happening lately.  I don't know about you, but I find it very discouraging and disheartening. Don't…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe
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Story Critiques: Tips for Ending the Trash Talk #writing #writetip #WIP #amwriting #story

One of my favorite literary mottoes comes from Alexander Dumas’s The Three Musketeers:  “All for One, and One for All!”  I’ve often thought that any kind of critique – whether it be of a fiction manuscript or a friend’s hair…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe
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Fiction Writing Blues: Why Editors Reject Novels #writing #fiction #romance #paranormal

Why do book editors reject novels?      As a book writing coach, I answer that question a lot when folks want to know how to polish their fiction-writing after a rejection.  As strange as it may seem, even good book writing gets…