Brainstorming: The Dangers of Story Plotting in a Restaurant

  So there we sat, two innocent but extremely vocal writers, brainstorming the story plot of my Fantasy fiction in a restaurant.  We’ll call this eatery “Benny’s.” On this particular day, Patty had graciously agreed to reschedule…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Book Signing Survival Tips for Fiction Writers

For you new authors, who are dreading your first, official book signing, take heart.  There’s always book signing #2. Okay, okay.  I’m kidding.  (Sort of.) Earlier this year, I wrote one of my more popular posts,  Humor for…
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Texas Humor: Quips and Quotes from the Lone Star State

Today, I have Texas on the brain.  And not just ‘cause I live here.  I'm writing dialogue for a Texas protagonist. I gotta confess:  as a born-and-raised Yankee (Pittsburgh), I didn’t have a clue how to write authentic, Texas dialect…
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20 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Your Success

I’ll never forget the time I was in the grocery store, having one of the worst days of my life. I was out of work, and money was extremely tight.  I couldn’t write, because my carpal tunnels were on fire.  I couldn’t WALK, because…
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Ghost Hunters Investigate Haunted Pizza in Austin, Texas

A couple of years ago, word got out around the Austin freelancing community that I "dig" paranormal stuff, like crystal balls, psychics, ghosts -- and especially -- magic.  That's when the editor of a small town newspaper, the Oak Hill Gazette,…
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Develop Your Intuition to Tap the Writing Muse!

Writing fiction has always felt like magic to me -- especially when I'm in the creative flow, and ideas are pouring through my brain faster than I can type.  I've heard other writers describe this flood of imagination  as the whispering of…
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Texas Spirit Seekers: Training Future Ghost Hunters

Texas Spirit Seekers is training the ghost hunters of the future right here in Austin!  (Honestly.  I don’t make this stuff up . . .) As Halloween night creeps ever closer, I started thinking about all the spooky freakishness that…