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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…

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…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

Story Plot Problems: 7 Writing Taboos that Guarantee "No Sale"

Story Plot Problems: 7 Writing Taboos that Guarantee "No Sale"  Seeking ideas for a story plot that will end your book with a bang?  Trying to beef up a weak story resolution so your novel catches the eye of a book editor?  You're…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

Character Sources: Ideas for Writing Sidekicks

Personally, I never have trouble coming up with outrageous sidekicks for my heroes and heroines.  (Yes, it’s a gift.) Seriously, though, I love writing secondary characters, because they don’t have to walk such a tightrope of “heroism.” …
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

Write the Way a Stripper Dances: Tips for Starting a Novel

Tattling time . . . I’ve been judging submissions for a fiction-writing contest.  I absolutely love finding new talent and encouraging writers to forge ahead with their publishing dream. What I DON’T love is wading through reams of background…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

Self-Editing: 6 Tips for the Harried Fiction Writer

Self-editing can be a grueling task.  Most writers are awful at recognizing plot inconsistencies, syntax problems, and typos in their own work.  In fact, many writers would prefer to cut off a thumb rather than cut out a paragraph.  Some…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

How to Name a Character in Genre Fiction Novels

Characterization is one of the first challenges that writers have to tackle when developing genre fiction novels.   Since I’m re-inventing several of my protagonists for my YA Fantasy series, Guardians of Aeld, I thought you might want to…