Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe
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10 Gremlins of Writers Block Doom a Good Story #WIP #WriteTip #Humor

Are you making progress toward your writing goals today?  Or have you fallen victim to one of these 10 nefarious Gremlins from the shadowy realm of Writer's Block? 1. Mind Muncher This warty, pug-nosed menace chews up good inspiration…
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20 Tips for Writing Lovable Romance Novel Heroes for Women Readers #RomanceNovel #Writetip #Selfpub

Before I share today's 20 Tips for Writing Lovable Romance Novel Heroes, let's look at what keeps your target audience buying books in a $1.36 billion market that has dominated the world's fiction paperback sales for more than 30 years.  (Learn…

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…

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'…

Write #Villains: 10 Tips for #Writing Bad Guys Readers Luv 2 Hate @AdriennedeWolfe #writetip

I love, love LOVE villains!  What could be more fun than booing Darth Vadar?  Throwing popcorn at Dracula?  Or covering your eyes when Leatherface revs up his chainsaw? The ultimate fiction experience – be it a book or a movie – is…
How to Choose a Pseudonym
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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
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Writers: Want to Beat the Competition? 10 Tips for Opening Your Novel #amwriting #wip #writetip

Thanks to iPhone downloads, ebooks are competing directly with movies as on-demand entertainment.  That means that the opening pages of your novel have to be more clever than ever if you want to sell your book. I just finished judging a…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe
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6 Reasons Why Judging a #NovelWriting Contest Helps Your Career #Writetip #amwriting

Are you writing commercial fiction? Then consider becoming a judge for a writing contest to help your career. Many aspiring authors already know the benefits of entering a writing contest. These days, even the larger regional contests have…
Writing Novels That Sell

Muse, Write Me a Eureka Ending so I Can Finish This Novel! @AdriennedeWolfe #WIP #Writetip #Humor #Romance

I was in the throes of writing Devil in Texas, when my Muse went on vacation -- for nine months, mind you.  Seriously.  What writer doesn’t know the ending of her novel for nine FREAKING MONTHS?! “God hates me,” I whined to my favorite…
Writing Novels That Sell with Adrienne deWolfe

Bust Writer's Block: Tackle a New Genre to Flex Your Writing Muscles #amwriting #writetip #wip

Recently, I overcame a bout of writer’s block by challenging myself.  Since April is Poetry Month, I entered a poetry contest. Entering that contest while I was doubting my fiction-writing skills wasn’t an easy choice.  I had to overcome…