This blog is part three of six in a series designed to hone character development of protagonists in your fiction.
One of my elementary school teachers, a blonde, gave birth to twin boys with bright red hair. Her husband was dark-haired.
Perhaps in this day and age of sensitivity and multiracial adoptions, no one would flicker a proverbial eyelid at this development. Or at least they would blink in private. Unfortunately, some people weren’t so kind to my teacher. More than one asked outright about her children’s red hair.
“Their grandmother had red hair,” she was rumored to reply. I imagine she delivered her response in a sweet manner befitting her amiable disposition.
I’m not confident I would have been so patient with rude questions. How about you?
Does your character deal with nosy people? How?
Do the nosy people in your novel help move the plot along?
How do you use nosy or rude people to enhance your plot and to show your character’s temperament?
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