Category Archives: Writing Tips

Sharing my limited knowledge about novel writing for those who might need it.

Something About Sheritta #18

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story? It’s a little of both. I have friends who say that their characters really take over the story and dictate … Continue reading

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Something About Sheritta #16

Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why? I used to be able to write with classical music or ambient noise in the background, but lately I’ve been finding that more difficult to do without stalling in … Continue reading

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Something About Sheritta #15

How did you come up with the title of your first novel? Now, if we look at the first book I finished (which hasn’t been published yet), we’re talking about “The Rose”. I chose that name because the main female … Continue reading

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Something About Sheritta #12

What did you edit out of your most recent work-in-progress? In The Outlaw, I had the character of Henry as a completely different person. He was going to be a cattle driver, working a legitimate job and volunteering out of … Continue reading

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Research: A Writer’s Best Tool

So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog about something other than book releases. My apologies. Better late than never. Over the past few months, I’ve been writing my short werewolf fiction series, The Decimus Trilogy, which takes … Continue reading

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What Makes a Character?

So, this is something I was really struggling with on my last book (yes, I have three stories published and I’m still working on the craft). While writing “Clouds”, I was also reading “These Sheltering Walls” by Mary Jane Hathaway … Continue reading

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Don’t you hate when you’re a writer and….

These are just some musings of mine as an writer and avid reader that perhaps someone out there can relate to. Don’t you hate when you’re a writer and… 1.) … you feel like writing, but you’re totally drained. I … Continue reading

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Keeping Perspective

I just had to take a moment to tell about what I’ve been thinking about for most of the week. It’s about keeping perspective as a writer and a published author. I published my first novel about a month ago … Continue reading

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Support: Need it or forget about it

So now that I’m all done moving in, I finally have some time to focus on writing. During the move and in the first couple of weeks of my first book being published, I was noticing something interesting. In my … Continue reading

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