Jeanne: The Fine Art of Concealment

Eight Ladies Writing

Portrait of a young blonde woman in glasses with a phone at the big window Megan, my heroine.

In the third book of my Touched by a Demon series, my protagonist is a very closed-off woman. She was raised in foster care after her mother died in a meth lab fire that took several neighbors’ lives, but she’s created a persona for herself with a completely different background. She claims to have been brought up by her maternal grandparents. She even carries a picture of an elderly couple in her wallet to support her claim.

The thing I’m running into that’s a little tricky is that, if she really is that closed off, she’s going to be very careful about what she reveals. That will affect not only what she tells other characters, but also what comes through to the reader. The character, as I envision her,  is on her guard all the time. She never lets her mind get away from her.

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