Entries by Adrienne deWolfe

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Magic and Monster Books for Apprentice Wizards

Welcome Wizards in Training!  As every diligent apprentice (and fantasy fiction writer) knows, one must study gobs of arcane material in order to turn annoying kid brothers into toads, or broccoli into chocolate ice cream – or unpublished manuscripts into bestselling fantasy novels. So today, I’m recommending five fab books for your magical research!  (By […]

Positive Thinking: Ignore the Trolls if You Want Success

When I first announced to my friends and family that I was determined to become self-employed, living the writing life, I was approximately 13 years old. I’ll never forget my father’s reaction to my dream of becoming a published novelist.  A nuclear physicist with a PhD, my father has always based his decisions upon what he describes […]

Frogs on the Moon? Seriously?

No matter how hard I try, I have NEVER been able to make out the face of a “man” on the moon. Nor have I ever seen a woman nursing a child or bending over a cooking pot with “a little dog nearby,” as Rosemary Ellen Guiley describes it in her book, Moonscapes: A Celebration […]

Positive Thinking Inspired by Tiger Bunny

Positive thinking and the Law of Attraction are inextricably linked to my writing life. Positive thinking was not an ingrained behavior that resulted from my upbringing, however.  I was 35 years old before I finally recognized and accepted that there is real power in positive thinking.  I had to learn about the New Thought Movement the hard way, though:  […]

Moonbows: Glorious Color in the Night Sky

Most people have seen a rainbow after a storm.  But have you ever see a moonbow? They’re  one of Mother Nature’s most glorious examples of “night magic.” A moonbow is the prismatic, colored haze that sometimes shows up around the moon. Moonbows are extremely rare (and hard to see around city lights.) The right amount […]

Haunted Pizza: My Interview with Ghost Hunters

Whether you’re a paranormal reader or writer, you’ve probably wondered – like me – if there might be some small truth behind the supernatural phenomena in your favorite novels.  For some people, exploring this interest is too frightening to consider.  For others, it’s a lark. For me, it’s a fascinating hobby that continues to earn […]