Sherrie's Always Write

A Mind Less Traveled


September 2016

Freelance Friday How to Write The Blockbuster Novel: Edition Two – Theme


A blockbuster novel is the goal of many writers, but it can seem like an elusive dream to the burgeoning novelist. Freelance Friday’s monthly series “How to Write The Blockbuster Novel” will walk you through the elements and structure necessary to construct the bones of a novel that will enrapture your readers, not to mention agents and publishers if you chose the traditional publishing route.

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Thirsty Thursday Drinking Holidays – I’ll drink to that


I’m not much of a drinker, but I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for any holiday that invokes the party animal. While most holidays don’t focus on the simple celebration of alcohol, there’s history lurking behind a few holidays and the reasons we imbibe. Continue reading “Thirsty Thursday Drinking Holidays – I’ll drink to that”

Workout Wednesday 5 Reasons Your Workout Isn’t Working


Who among us hasn’t stunk up the room with our self-created pity pot full of reasons why we don’t work out with regularity, or if you’re me – at all? Have you ever wondered why your best efforts at working out might as well have been spent on QVC shopping? Maybe it’s your approach or maybe it’s just your mindset.  Coaxing your workout into a workable masterpiece may be as simple as a paradigm shift. One of my favorite quotes of all time,

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Trending Tuesday 7 Lessons I Learned from Commercials


In today’s technical world of Netflix and DVR, it’s a shocker that TV commercials are still a viable source of entertainment. However, commercial ratings have become a sport worth watching. Just think Superbowl here. I will admit it was a huge surprise to discover

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Manic Monday Idioms and Colloquialisms From My Grandpa


My grandpa was the idiom colloquial king.  In fact, he would tell you those are just $6 words for a wooden nickel girl. Little did he know, but his one-liners set the frame from which I would reference life’s little dramas time and again. If you need some Midwestern charm, and who doesn’t, feel free to borrow some sugar steeped in a splash of vinegar from my grandpa. These idioms and colloquialisms may get you out of (or into) an otherwise tight spot… Continue reading “Manic Monday Idioms and Colloquialisms From My Grandpa”

Meet and Greet: 09/25/2016

It’s the Meet and Greet weekend!! Ok so here are the rules: Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!

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Sherrie’s Always Write Blog Reading Checklist for Next Week

Next week, Sherrie’s Always Write brings weekday humor and worldly insight to your inbox Monday – Friday. Each post provides a 3 to 5 minute commentary on topics ranging from the Colloquialisms in the Midwest to Drinking Holiday History. Don’t miss Freelance Friday How to Write the Blockbuster Novel: Edition Two – Theme.

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Freelance Friday Short Story Structure

Short Stories are one of the great writing arts of all time. Ray Bradbury said “Write 1,000 words a day and in three years you’ll be a writer.” His famous short stories leave us breathless with fear and wonderment. It is with that same admiration that I am proud to present Short Story Structure by fellow blogger Fred Rock – Confessions of a Meter Reader. I look forward to every short story posted on his amazing blog, and you will too.

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Thirsty Thursday Tequila TaKillYa


It’s Friday night in T-Town and the girls are itching to kick up their boots. Each of us is adorned in painted-on jeans and teased hair that would make the 80’s blush. We arrived at Cricket’s Bar just in time for ladies’ night 99₵ margaritas, and we gathered in our usual booth next to the shuffleboard because heavy metal objects sailing across a sanded table go well with Tequila. We passed the $7 point when…

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