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How The Novel Complicates Character Development with Christine Murphy, Emily Ross, and Joanna Rakoff
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How The Novel Complicates Character Development with Christine Murphy, Emily Ross, and Joanna Rakoff

From the "What's Holding You Back?" Writing Challenge Series
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We hear from a short story writer today dipping her toes into her first novel and having trouble getting her characters to commit. How is character development different between a novel and short story? And how can you wrangle with a character who suffers from a short attention span? We’ve got authors Christine Murphy, Emily Ross, and Joanna Rakoff to help us out.

Watch a recording of our live webinar here. The audio/video version is available for one week. Missed it? Check out the podcast version above or on your favorite podcast platform.

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Christine Murphy is a graduate of Grubstreet's Novel Incubator program. Her novel, Notes on Surviving the Fire, is forthcoming in Spring 2025. 

Emily Ross is the author of Half in Love with Death, an International Thriller Writers Thriller Awards finalist for best young adult novel, and she’s currently shopping her second novel The Black Sea, an adult mystery/thriller set in her hometown of Quincy MA.

Joanna Rakoff is the author of the bestselling memoir My Salinger Year and the novel A Fortunate Age.  

Photo by Andrew Seaman on Unsplash

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