Books Don’t Sell Characters Do…

That was the basic premise of class tonight, and my instructor hammered it home with a simple exercise that I like to call, “Squeeze your character until every ounce of detail oozes out”  Or in my case, “Squeeze your character only to be paper cut by their sharp cardboard edges because while you have an enchanting story, the kids just aren’t coming to life like they should.”

Meanwhile, mutter “bitch” under your breath at your writing instructor and change from writing about the characters of one novel with over 12,000 words to the characters of the OTHER novel that is a short story and a few other scenes subsequently  finding your arms unable to reach around them and all of their baggage–juicy baggage.   Very juicy baggage with designer labels.

Stay Tuned,


About Jen Cross

Born and raised in Dallas, TX, I enjoy writing books about life in Dallas and relationships and their many ups and downs.
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