It’s our first Wisdom Wednesday of 2019! I’m excited to be back with you, and our guest authors. Today, we have fellow fantasy author, Chad Pettit with us. Thanks for joining us, Chad!
Name: Chad Pettit
Genre: Christian Fantasy and Biblical Fiction
Current Release: Fate of the Watchman
Writing Tip for Authors:
Before you write the full story, take the time to write an overview from the point of view of each of your characters. This gives you the bigger picture and helps you see any potential gaps or problems with the story.
This a great idea! No matter how much we think we know about our characters, sometimes, we learn so much more once we start writing. This will be a great exercise to use for my next book.
You may be the most talented, natural writer ever born. You still need to study and practice the craft of writing before you can truly write at the top of your game. You also need to live through some things so that you have something worth writing about.
This is the most common advice that I have heard for new writers, and it’s because it’s true! You have to realize that writing comes with studying and practicing. There are no shortcuts.
Lester Sharp is a workaholic, obsessed with the success of his business and oblivious to the world around him. All of that changes when a peculiar stranger comes into his shop asking for food and help. Lester soon finds himself on an impossible journey around the world to bear witness to some of the greatest tragedies a person can know, all frozen in a single moment of time.
In this challenging and gripping novel, debut author Chad Pettit, delivers a supernatural, pulse-pounding adventure in which Lester Sharp is in for the longest second of his life and learns lessons to last a lifetime.
Chad Pettit grew up in Oregon with books and the mountains to help his imagination grow. After high school, he spent ten years in the Army, travelling and deploying all over the world, including two combat tours in Iraq. After the military, Chad earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas A&M University-Central Texas, and then he started teaching English at an early college high school in central Texas. Chad currently serves in a local church as a deacon and the Sunday school superintendent.
Contact Info/Social Media Links:
Before you go, take a moment and connect with Chad on social media, and check out his novel, Fate of the Watchman.
Do you struggle with getting to know your characters before you start writing? Have you tried writing the overview from your characters POV? Join in on the conversation today and leave us a comment.