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Coming next week:

The Shadow Boy  Mystery Series by award winning author, Fran Orenstein will begin to be released next week:

Book #1

“Mystery Under Third Base”, just at the height of baseball season is coming out this month,.

Two more will follow later this Fall:

Book#2 end of September, “Mystery of the Green Goblin” in time for Halloween and,
Book #3 early November, “The Mystery of the Stolen Painting”, in time for the holidays.

Other books by Fran Orenstein:

DEATH IN D MINOR
MURDER IN DUPLICATE
DANSE MACABRE – paranormal short stories [Coming 8/1]
Poetry for Adults
First Footprints [Coming soon]
Winding Ways [Coming soon]
Contemporary Women’s Fiction
GAIA’S GIFT
Young Adult Novels
THE BOOK OF MYSTERIES
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THE CALLING OF THE FLUTE
THE SPICE TRADER’S DAUGHTER
Novels for ‘Tweens and Kids
FAT GIRLS FROM OUTER SPACE
THE SHADOW BOY MYSTERIES [Three books starting July]
ONE AMBER TOO MANY
AMBER AND THE MAGIC WHIPPED-CREAM DRESS

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What Is a Character Arc?

A character arc is a fancy way of explaining how a character changes throughout the course of a story. The arc can be physical or emotional, and it doesn’t have to be major, but you want your main characters, especially your protagonist, to experience some sort of change along the journey that is your novel. If your readers get to the end of your book and think “She didn’t learn anything! He’s still so selfish! No one matured at all!” you probably didn’t tell a very interesting story. You want your readers to think the opposite. “Wow! She finally grew up! He learned that hard work does pay! They got what they deserved!” Character arcs satisfy readers, and satisfied readers come back for future books – and tell their friends.

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