Character Lessons

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!

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