Hello World I'm M.T.Harrte , and I live and breathe books. How cliche right? I fancy myself as a werewolf wrangler, troll trainer, and would be vampire victim. On a serious note, I have always had a love of books since I was young. I recently decided to share my weirdness with everyone and I hope you enjoy. Step into my world and be prepared to stay a while because once the door closes....there is no escape!!!(insert evil laugh.)
I write under the pen name M.T. Harrte. I felt this was the best move for me especially since I plan to write in more than one genre.
I’ve always wanted to be a published author, I just never sat down and gave it the time it needed to flourish.
I currently only write paranormal for both adults and young adults. I fell in love with all of the things that go bump in the night and I felt like I wanted to be a part of it all somehow.
“Just keep swimming” I wish I could have told myself to keep all of the things I had written up to that point.
I would say I have been inspired, but not necessarily influenced. My writing style and story lines are my part of my own twisted craziness.
I decided to self publish because it allows me to remain in control and I’m able to have fun with it. But…I’m definitely open to whatever opportunities swing my way
I think it gets better with everything I write. My first published novel is “okay”. I’ve grown as an author and I think that’s important.
I take it with a grain of salt…and then I go read the bad reviews for my favorite authors. It makes me feel better to know that they have critics too. My novels, and my writing style won’t win over everybody, and I’m okay with that.
Price point is a major concern and whether or not it catches the eye in the right way.
I make time where I can. Some days I can really crank out a lot and some days I don’t write anything because I simply don’t have the time.
I tried to plan out my plot once and I failed miserably. I write off the hip. The story plays out in my mind like a memory and I simply recreate it. When I start writing I basically know how I want it to begin and end…the rest just happens
Hmmmm not really because I never remember my dreams. I do day dream a lot..I mean A LOT…I guess if you count that then the answer is yes. I try to picture the characters and figure out where everything is going.
I’m running a one woman show. I hope to one day be able to do things on a higher, professional level.
What are your tips for editing?
Read out loud! If it feels stilted, choppy, and unbelievable…you have some work to do.
My novels represent different areas of my life. My adult novels are my dark side, and the young adult allows me to release my sarcasm and fun demeanor.
Series! You can’t sum up a life in one book, especially if you have multiple plots going on! I need all of the extra juicy tidbits so when I think of a storyline I definitely try to see how far I can take the characters.
I would shorten the turn around time for getting things done. I hate the fact that you have to wait three months or longer to get responses on stuff.
If you are writing for the money…STOP RIGHT NOW…do not pass go…you should write because it’s your passion and you love it.
Share a favourite quote from your book. “That trout-mouth trollop is gonna get what’s coming to her,” sneered Onyx.
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