The Caricature Pitfall

stockvault-amazon-robot-at-sea141153I work hard at avoiding caricatures.

The oversimplification of a person into a stereotypical “type” is insulting to both character and author.

However, writing a Cozy Mystery set in the deep, rural South, “caricature pitfalls” are everywhere. I fear I’m becoming hypersensitive to it, in fact.

Jumpy.

Twitchy.

Fidgety.

For a girl who gets jittery over an empty jar of peanut butter, this is a discouraging development.

Until tomorrow…

Chloe

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