Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

Rebels, Rakes and Rogues: Top Picks from #Romance Authors #amreading #books

I asked some popular Romance authors to help me explain why Alpha Heroes have become such perennial favorites among readers – including this little ol’ closet fan!  And while we’re on the topic of True Confessions:  I can trace my…
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Writing a Fiction Series: Tips for Developing Spin-Offs and Sequels #writing #writetip #selfpub

Why do publishers consistently single me out to write fictional series rather than single title novels? Well, according to my Bantam editor (who was weeping when she told me never again to kill off a dog on her watch,) my "fiction folks"…
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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…
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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: …
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…