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Something About Sheritta #34

Q: What makes a good story? A: Relatability and Believability. For some things, you can suspend believability, but for the most part, you can’t. And if there is no relatability between your readers and the characters, they won’t read past … Continue reading

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Something About Sheritta #31

Q: Pen or type writer or computer? A: First off, I mean no disrespect to those who do write with a pen over a computer or a typewriter… But I honestly don’t know how you can do it and be … Continue reading

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Something About Sheritta #28

Q: Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time? A: I’ve tried to write more than one book at a time and it was a nightmare. The progress was slow and … Continue reading

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Something About Sheritta #25

Q: Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write? A: It’s happened several times when I have a short list of characters when I start 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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