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Book Marketing Strategy: 6 Tips for Promoting Books with an Excerpt

Book Marketing Strategy: 6 Tips for Promoting Books with an Excerpt What considerations should go into choosing a book excerpt? First and foremost, an excerpt is a SALES TOOL. If you keep that in mind, you’re already leagues ahead of most touring authors. If you’ve been following this blog, then you know that I work […]

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What’s the Secret to Writing Bestselling Heroes?

Have you ever wondered how bestselling authors can get away with writing the same hero over and over again? I’m not talking about carrying an original character into a spin-off  novel or sequel (like Ian Fleming did with James Bond.) I’m talking about supplying the same archetypal persona for every protagonist ever written.  (If you […]

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Writing Tips: How to Stand Out in a Crowded Genre

Whether you write Mystery, Romance, Fantasy, or some other genre, you’ll find the writing tips in today’s guest post invaluable!   Please help me welcome award-winning author, Lois Winston, whose heroine-sleuth was dubbed by Kirkus Reviews: “North Jersey’s more mature answer to Stephanie Plum.”  Lois is the author of the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series. […]

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WANTED: Book Blog Tours, Guest Columns on Writing Novels

Howdy, Readers! In my ongoing mission to help writers achieve their publishing goals, you’ll start to see more guest columns, written by published authors, who can bring you their professional wisdom, the source of their inspirations, and their insider views on the business of writing. Writing Novels That Sell will also begin to host blog tours […]

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Writers on Writing: Advice from Ernest Hemingway

Writers on Writing: Advice from Ernest Hemingway If you’re going to listen to writing advice, you might as well listen to the most acclaimed authors in the world, right?  That’s why I’m featuring this series of posts based on fiction-writing tips from literary masters.  Today’s tip for writing great fiction comes from Ernest Hemingway:  “To […]

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Humorous Top 15 Tips for Beating the Holiday Blues

Humorous Top 15 Tips for Beating the Holiday Blues The holiday season can be stressful.   If you’re as busy as I am, you may be wondering:  how the heck am I supposed to gift shop, decorate, bake, party-plan, travel-plan, attend the obligatory parties, stop by the parties I’d RATHER be attending . . . Oh […]

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Young Adult Fantasy: 10 Tips for Writing What’s HOT!

  Note from Adrienne deWolfe:   Please welcome Young Adult Fantasy Fiction author, Lizzy Ford, who has graciously written this guest post for WritingNovelsThatSell.com.  In this column, Lizzy is sharing her Top 10 Tips for Writing What’s Hot in Young Adult Fantasy Fiction. Lizzy released ten books in 2011 and intends to release another ten […]

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How to Write a Novel: Tip #1 Character vs Story Plot

If you’re wondering how to write a novel – or more importantly, how to start a novel – you’re at the “write” place!  Each week, for the next few months, I’ll be posting tips and best practices for fiction writers on the WritingNovelsThatSell.com blog.  So let’s get started!   Tip #1:  Character vs Story Plot […]

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