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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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#Writing Will Never Be the Same after Helping Kids Read #Books #literacy #YALit #MGLit

Imagine struggling to learn to read, and some crazy writer keeps throwing a curve ball like “THE” onto the page.   (Go ahead.  Try to sound out “THE” using the rules of phonics.  I double-dare you. ) Or imagine yourself in elementary school, wanting to pound your head against the desk every time you trip over […]

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Secrets of a Bestselling Author: How to Become a Writing Machine #writing #writetip #selfpub #humor

So you want to become a writing machine? You want to write more content for your novel every day? Excellent plan! The more you write, the more books you’ll have to sell. If you sell more books, you can drive more creditors away from your door. (One can hope, anyway.) In this era of the […]

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Author Donates Royalties from VELVET LIES to Plant Trees

I grew up in the woodlands of Western Pennsylvania, where my playground was a hardwood forest of maple, white oak, elm, and dogwood — plus plenty of poison ivy. (::shudder::) Nevertheless, trekking through the woods to find the perfect tree, where I could eat my lunch and pour my heart into my journal, remains one of […]

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Invasion of Crazy Cat: Will I EVER Write Again?

I think my cat needs a shrink. (And yes, this post has EVERYTHING to do with writing novels!  Who do you think makes me too crazy to type, ’cause she jumps on my HEAD so she can chase the CURSOR?) Krazy Kat is now 9 months old, going on toddlerhood. She likes to run at […]

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Writing Novels: 10 Evil Gremlins of Writers Block Doom a Good Story

Writing Novels: 10 Evil Gremlins of Writers Block Doom a Good Story How’s your novel writing going? Are you making progress toward your book goals today?  Or have you fallen victim to one of these 10 nefarious Writing Gremlins from the shadowy realm of Writer’s Block? 1. Mind Muncher This warty, pug-nosed menace chew ups […]

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Writing a Novel: The 7 Stages of Fiction Frenzy

Writing a Novel: The 7 Stages of Fiction Frenzy   1. Eureka! An Idea! Nothing is better than that first spark of inspiration.  You feel alive.  In tune with the Universe.  Your Muse is finally cooperating.  You’re buoyed with Hope. Dreams of Success. Visions of gargantuan paychecks. You balk against eating, sleeping, and walking the […]

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Become the Hero of a Published Romance Novel

Looking for something exotic, romantic, or just plain amusing for your honey as a Valentine’s Day gift?  A gift that won’t put you in the dog house?  Or get you in trouble with the police? How ‘bout this idea:  have your beloved featured as the hero or heroine of a published Romance  novel.  That’s “write!”  […]

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Moon Madness, Lunar Lunacy, and Freaky Frogs

Moon Madness, Lunar Lunacy, and Freaky Frogs Today, January 27th, marks the first full moon of 2013.  Ordinarily, I don’t pay attention to moon phases, but this past week, as the moon was steadily growing fuller, things were a wee bit “off” in my world.   For instance, my biggest client closed its Austin office, eliminating […]

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New Year Resolution: Best Way EVER to Bust Writer’s Block

New Year Resolution:  Best Way EVER to Bust Writer’s Block Need inspiration when the evil, blinking cursor has you befuddled, bamboozled or flat out brain-dead?  You came to the right place!  As a writer, I feel imminently qualified to write to you about writing New Year Resolutions that will bust writer’s block. (Secret Daily Word Challenge:  […]

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