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April 28, 2019

Your Author-Narrator Dynamic Impacts Your Story’s Execution: Teaching by Example with Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

Kenneth Oppel and his narrator, Matt Cruse, work in harmony to share a beautiful, compelling story.

Their author-narrator relationship is so well honed that the reader feels a sense of leadership behind the actual story and can sit back and easily absorb the tale.

It’s true that as the author, technically, Oppel is Airborn’s narrator.

This makes the purpose of differentiating between the role of the author and the role of the narrator appear to be a moot point. 

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February 6, 2019

Flawed Characters Create Compelling Connections: Teaching by Example with Beauty by Robin McKinley

If you are just discovering this post, head over to Part 1 first. In that post, I covered Beauty’s narrator & point of view, voice (and style), theme, worldbuilding, and magic system. 

Characters are the breath of life in a story. They make the plot events matter. But creating a character is hard, especially when the character needs to have a realistic personality and, simultaneously, be intriguing. It’s a tall order!

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