Reposted – Creative Writing Reflection: Do Multiple Protagonists Require Some Pattern of Narration?

Take a look at this excellent article, readers:

Creative Writing Reflection: Do Multiple Protagonists Require Some Pattern of Narration?

multiple protagonists: how do you find balance?

multiple protagonists: how do you find balance?

Every story, and therefore every novel, has a protagonist: at least one. I wrote yesterday about troubles I’m having with a character trying to fight her way up, becoming more and more my novel’s dominant presence, and that now has me asking: how do you balance multiple protagonists?

Do you HAVE to balance them? Who says that when you have two or more characters linked with your narrator, they have to have equally distributed time in the spotlight?

MANAGING PAGE TIME

I love the term “screen time” in reference to television and film, so I figure for books, it makes sense to talk about a character’s page time (or even page presence, if you go in for alliteration.)

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2 thoughts on “Reposted – Creative Writing Reflection: Do Multiple Protagonists Require Some Pattern of Narration?

  1. Looking at that in Victoria’s post, I think that’s what I’ve been dong, “I let the story guide me. What has to happen next at this point in the story? Which character is the character I need to follow through those events? For me, that always matters more than patterns and keeping to a set “structure.”
    So, what do you think?”

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