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Fiction Writing Blues: Why Book Editors Reject Manuscripts

Why do book editors reject manuscripts? As a fiction-writing coach, I'm asked that question a lot. Most authors are baffled by the vague correspondence that book editors send. For example: "Thank you for the opportunity to read (Title of…
How to Write Novels, Fiction Coaching, Creative Writing, How to Write Romance, How to Write Fiction, Adrienne deWolfe

Career Killer: Sometimes Your First Book Shouldn’t Be Published

Sometimes your first book shouldn't be published. Long before I was writing novels that sell, my first published mentor took me under her wing.  After reading my manuscript for the first time, she sat me down in a public restaurant to teach…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe
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5 Ways to Get a Good Review

Welcome back guest columnist, Carrie Slager, who reviews books for The Mad Reviewer blog. This is Part II in Carrie's series. You'll find more  tips in Part I of her series, Tips for Dealing with Book Reviewers.] Last week I touched…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe
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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…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe
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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 for legacy publishers, I quickly discovered that actual, in-the-trenches…