NaNoWriMo Day 18: Every Character Deserves to Have Their Own Voice

Okay so Mackenzie’s best friend, Leah, is beginning to tell me more of her story and she is deciding that she would like to have more of a voice here.  So that leaves me to wonder whether I should give her a voice now or if I should make the second book that will be in this new series more focused on her and the story she is dying to tell.  I think I might have actually figured out how to bring her more to the forefront in the second book but the question is, should I give my readers a glimpse of her now.  I mean it’s not like I can just silence her in my head.  She has gotten tired of sharing the attention with Mackenzie and of all of Mackenzie’s issues taking over and she wants to be heard.  I guess if I promise her more of a feature in the next book she might be a little quieter until then, or at least wait until I finish this book and can capture her story with a little more detail.  Don’t you just hate when the character you least expected to speak up decides they want to distract you from the original plan you started out with.  Okay well if I’m being honest, I was actually waiting for someone else to decide they wanted to tell their story so I can’t really complain.  I guess I have a lot of work ahead of me once I finish this novel because the next one won’t be far behind.  Until next time…Go ahead, let your background characters have their moment too! 


Jimmetta Carpenter


The Diary: Succession of Lies (Now Available)

Writing as “Jaycee Durant”


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