Just before I hop to the Romance Weekly blog hop, I just wanted to say sorry for the lack of blog posts last week! I was pretty ill, and couldn’t get onto my computer, but thank you to everyone who commented, I’m sorry again for not replying! 🙂
Welcome to all those joining me from the lovely Elizabeth Janette’s blog, author of Redemption for Liars.
This week’s question is- What would you say your writing strengths and weaknesses are?
It’s kind of difficult to decide my strengths to be honest, because I’m very critical of my own work 😀
But I do think character interaction might be one of my strengths. I’ve had quite a few comments from people who’ve read my books and enjoyed the way I write dialogue and interaction between characters, as I’m able to show their relationships well and in a way that is easy to read.
As for weaknesses, well, probably my top one has to be description, or lack of it 😀 When I write I tend to see it like a movie in my head, and sometimes I forget that the reader doesn’t see what I see, that they don’t know the scene is set in a dank forest or a bright room. So yeah, I need to work on that!
Also, my over use of commas, but thankfully my readers do pick up on that in editing!
What would you say your strengths and weaknesses are?
Now hop on over to the amazing Jeana E. Mann and see what she has to say about her writing and maybe check out her latest release, Vindicated 🙂
Status of sixth manuscript: Writing first draft.
Word count: 16,846 (+14,323 since last check-in).
Books read towards challenge: 2/50
Currently reading: Thyme in a Flask by Glen Quarry
It’s funny how so many of us struggle to see our own strengths but have no problem spotting supposed weaknesses! 😉
I know, right? 😀 I think we all need to have more confidence in our abilities!
Sometimes we are our own harshest critic… but thats good! Its what makes strive to do our best.
Very true, I see my weaknesses and want to improve them to turn them int strengths, so it’s kind of a good thing 😀
Hope you’re feeling better.
I am much better now, thank you 🙂
I hope you are feeling better as I write this. One of my weakness is writing out descriptions as well. I too have images in my head and sometimes forget to include them as I write. One thing I am doing to remedy this is purposely focusing on descriptions as I edit my stories.
I’m feeling much better, thank you 🙂
I do that too, when I edit I have a checklist of stuff I have to remember, like checking for description and things 😀 I don’t like editing much, but it’s such a necessary!
Glad you’re back in the swing of things! Identifying our strengths and weaknesses, or what I prefer to call areas needing improvement, helps us become better writers, and people!
It really does help, I look at what I would consider are not my best areas of writing, and I am motivated to improve them! 😀
I can totally relate. Great post. Fell better soon. xo
I feel much better now, thanks 🙂
I so understand what you mean about description. Sometimes when I think what I’ve written is perfect, I’m shocked when one of my critique partners tells me I need to describe the room, or horizon or what ever. Eye opening. Feel better soon.
I’m so glad I have readers, they catch so much 😀
As part of your editing team, I think I can also say you’re pretty strong at handling various paces in your story. You’re good at keeping things interesting even when the story’s not moving very quickly.
Thank you very much 😀 It’s really nice to hear something like that, especially as I’m writing my current manuscript, really helps to boost my motivation 🙂
Glad you’re back with us, Mishka. Great questions this week. I’m with you on the description thing. Right here. On my gold couch. In front of a roaring fire. In my living room. 😉
Description- it really is a pain sometimes 😀