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Main Character: Who is Your Protagonist?

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A basic question for every story is this: Who is the main character? Today, many novels alternate POV characters, especially in first person. Or, the novel has an assemblage of characters. This rarely works because the reader needs to have some home base from which to view the story. The choice of a main character affects ...

Book Notes: The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle

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One thing that I harp about is the use of great sensory details. When a story is specific, it comes alive. Janet Fox does an amazing job of choosing the exactly right details in her story, The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle. She chooses details that create a mood and pull on your emotions. A fairy-tale ...

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