This week's topic is courtesy of Mishka Jenkins - What would you say your writing strengths and weaknesses are? Eg- dialogue, description, etc. First, my strengths…I think I can tell a good story. My dialogue comes naturally and my descriptions are strong. Reviewers tell me the scenes in "Texas Summer" are evocative and they can practically taste the dust.
Weaknesses? Plotting. I plot by the seat of my pants and many times the characters take over and I have to follow their lead. In one of my WIP's, the hero starts out as a jerk. He just couldn't help himself and now I have to redeem him.
The best part of my weaknesses…they keep me honest and make me work to improve my writing. If the next book isn't better than the last, I am doing something wrong.
Let's see what the talented J.J. Devine thinks are hers.