Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

Freeway Freak Out: 7 Stages of Fiction Frenzy while Writing a Novel #Writetip #WIP

So you're writing a novel, huh?  Good for you!  Butt 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…

Newbie #Writing Fail: The Billion Character Book @AdriennedeWolfe #writetip #WIP #amwriting

One day, after I became a bestselling author, I dragged out the first 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 who'…
How to Choose a Pseudonym

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: …
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.)   Fess up.  You KNOW you’re listening…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

Deadline Stress for Fiction Writers: 10 Coping Tips

Deadline stress can paralyze 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 suffered physical pain…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

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…