fix this sentence


Is there a better way to write this? Also, would you add concrete details to it to make it more interesting?


Jennie stands up. Her sister notices her burgeoning belly which Jennie hides.

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You need a comma before which.  It sounds like you are writing fiction.  Adding descriptive words that help paint a picture in a readers mind tends to make it more interesting to read.  Such decription could be physical or emotional.  The more connected the reader feels to the story, the more she will want to keep reading.  Did Jennie stand up fast, slow, awkwardly, hesitantly?  Was the sister shocked, mildly surprised, happy, or angry?  Maybe Jennie hid her belly in a shy way or she was frightened, or just waiting to make a big happy announcement later.  These are the types of things that help paint that picture.  These details don't have to be included in every single sentence and clause, though.  Too much might make a reader bored because the story isn't moving along.  It is hard to tell from two sentences if either of these sentences need anything more. 


If you are looking to publish, there are some here that can give you better insight if they pop in and see your question.  I think it would be helpful for you to have someone read a chapter and give you some feedback before you write a whole book.  That isn't something that we can do here on this forum.  Try starting with someone who is willing to be honest with you, and is well-read.  Close friends and relatives can sometimes tell a loved one that their every word is fabulous, even if it needs serious improvement.  There are writing clubs in many areas, both in person and online. Members often give each other good feedback.

link comment answered Nov 29 '12 at 22:41 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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link comment answered Jul 22 '13 at 14:12 zach New member

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link comment answered Nov 06 '13 at 02:44 nima mirfakhaei New member

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