Thanks for the encouraging words.
Really, though, I don’t have any practice. It’s my first book and most of my ideas/techniques are only intuitive (what I hope may work). 🙂
Your last advice: “using similar techniques to support the character arc without being obtrusive”—could you give me more details how I should go about it? I’d love your direction, or a book, or step by step instructions for blondes would be the best. I so much appreciate all your help.