Category Archives: Writing Tips

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

Something About Sheritta #22

What is your writing Kryptonite? So, if I understand Kryptonite correctly, it’s a substance or thing that weakens my “super powers”. Put into a writing/author context, I suppose it would be burnout and reading poorly written books. I have made … Continue reading

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Something About Sheritta #21

Advice you would give to new authors I think I’ve said this before in previous interviews, but I’ll say it again. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t or shouldn’t write something. If it’s what you’re passionate about, if … Continue reading

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Something About Sheritta #19

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal? My natural impulse would be to say “a wolf”. However, I’m gonna wave my nerd flag for a second and say a wolverine. Why? Not because I like the … Continue reading

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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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