The Writing and Publishing Adventures of Sarah Billington. And other stuff.
I think one of the big things that affects believability is when a writer sidesteps the whole 'how much to show the parent' by leaving them out of the book. Annoying. Yes it can be hard to strike a balance, but parents are great for comparing and contratsing. It takes work, but the effort pays off.
Thanks for linking my post! :)
You're right, Ange. The effort definitely pays off. No matter how independent the child feels (okay, so emancipated minors are a bit different) their parents are in their lives in some capacity.And thanks for writing such an interesting post, Kaitlin!
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