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Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

Humor: 7 Stages of Fiction Frenzy while Writing a Novel

So you're writing a novel?  Good for you!  But be forewarned: no TRUE writer escapes the Seven Stages of Fiction Frenzy... 1. Eureka! An Idea! Nothing is better than that first spark of inspiration. You feel alive. Your Muse is finally…
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…

Newbie Writing Fail: The Billion Character Book

One day, after I became a bestselling author, I dragged out the first Romance manuscript I'd ever finished. Secretly, I had always believed that novel was the most wonderful story in the world. In my not-so-humble opinion, every New York editor…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

Speed-Writing: Not Just for NaNoWriMo Any More

Writers are such creative geniuses, that they often psych themselves out.  They procrastinate until they're freaked out and desperate to meet a deadline.  (At which point, they become neurotic, trapped in the throes of writer's block.)   Fess…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

Deadline Stress for Fiction Writers: 10 Coping Tips

Deadline stress can lead to writer's block, paralyzing fiction writers -- and I'm not just speaking figuratively.  Who would've thought that writing novels could be so hazardous to your health? I'm just one of many fiction writers who has…
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Novel Writing Doesn’t Get Easier After You’re Published

"That's it," my novel writing student said. (We'll call her Katie.) "I quit. No more red herrings. No more convoluted plot twists. Cozies are too hard to write. I'm going to write a Romantic Suspense." Uh-oh, I thought. Katie was struggling…