Did you know your book characters can speak to you? One day as I was sorting through the comments from some critique groups about how it was difficult to connect to the main character, Ally, I stopped in my tracks.
She’s kind of sarcastic, I thought. Suddenly I realized what I thought were witty cute comments came across as snotty and annoying. Oh my. Those side-ways comments that slipped out of her mouth could have also come out of my mouth.
My charming protagonist might be propelling people away. Hmmm….could I also be doing that with my mouth?
Don’t you just love how the Lord can teach you a lesson, even through a fictional character you’ve created!