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14th Jan '14 10:34:25 AM MarkLungo
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The Narrator character is not only the narrator of the story being told, but can appear as a character in the story. However, it's the creator's decision to make the narrator a part of the cast or not. Whether or not the narrator in your story will be apart of the main cast, here's an article about how to make the narrator an interesting and likeable character.

!! The Narrator is the Story Teller

This is the guy in charge of telling your story. Whether this character is some kind of AuthorAvatar or another character completely, this job is important! Make sure your narrator tells the story the way you want it, in a way that brings the reader in the story and makes the reader want to know more. The narrator is usually reliable, but having TheWatson for the narrator can help the reader think about the situation in the story really think deeply, even telling the reader what they might've overlooked. An UnreliableNarrator can make readers confused, but can be fun to play around with if you do it right. The [[PosthumousNarration Posthumous Narrator]] can be a character in the story, but depending on who is is, it can either work out or sink...

Choose what kind of narration you want carefully. Make sure the narrator brings out the story you have.

* TheWatson is the kind of narrator equivalent to the reader, asking the kind of questions the reader should be asking. He's the basic storyteller.
* MrExposition is the kind of narrator who'll provide the reader with information sometimes up to the point of Infodump. AsYouKnow is a common trope for these kinds of narrators.
* [[PosthumousNarration Posthumous Narrator]] is a narrator that's going to die, dead or will die somewhere in the story. This can be a character in the cast, but their death will have to be explained and the story must lead up to their death, show their death or show them dying.
* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe is best suited for a story in which there are a lot of flashbacks or an autobiography. Or a story with hints of the authors past or a lot of AuthorAvatar's.
* InteractiveNarrator can be used in many many ways. This is the kind of narrator you can have fun with and play around with making him snarky or kind and concerned for his story's cast. They don't typically rest behind the FourthWall. They might end up really hating their job.



!! The Narrator is TheChick?!

Having a member of the main cast narrating the story may be difficult for some. Since most literature is written in third-person from a seemingly omnipresent narrator or told from first person from the main character's point of view, having a character that's not the main character may seem like a strange idea to some. To do this the following options may work:
* ChangingPOV
* TheAllConcealingI
* DelayedNarratorIntroduction

!! The Narrator is Me! I'm the Hero!

Having the main character being the narrator is typically done by having the hero tell the story in the first person or NarratingThePresent. However TheHero can be the narrator through LetMeTellYouAStory and [[AndThatLittleGirlWasMe that hero was me]]. Depending on the hero being BookDumb, BookSmart, GenreSavvy, or whatever else can make narration different. It can show how TheHero changes during the story, what lessons they learn, who they come across and how they are maturing throughout the story. This is something to consider.

!! The Narrator is the Omniscient Being We All Thought he was

Having the narrator telling the story in third person is typical for most works. But making the narrator an omniscient being who BreaksTheFourthWall and addresses the reader directly isn't. Having the narrator address the reader through comments at the end of each chapter, through normal narration, or being introduced at the beginning of the story can make the narrator seem alive, like a real person. This can be done creatively in manga or graphic novels, giving the narrator a face and body to call their own, having them appear in their own segments. Typically this is done by giving the narrator no real features, covering up their faces or hiding their identities. However giving the narrator an actual face and body can make the reader feel comfortable and make the narrator more relatable.

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The Narrator character is not only the narrator of the story being told, but can appear as a character in the story. However, it's the creator's decision to make the narrator a part of the cast or not. Whether or not the narrator in your story will be apart of the main cast, here's an article about how to make the narrator an interesting and likeable character.

!! The Narrator is the Story Teller

This is the guy in charge of telling your story. Whether this character is some kind of AuthorAvatar or another character completely, this job is important! Make sure your narrator tells the story the way you want it, in a way that brings the reader in the story and makes the reader want to know more. The narrator is usually reliable, but having TheWatson for the narrator can help the reader think about the situation in the story really think deeply, even telling the reader what they might've overlooked. An UnreliableNarrator can make readers confused, but can be fun to play around with if you do it right. The [[PosthumousNarration Posthumous Narrator]] can be a character in the story, but depending on who is is, it can either work out or sink...

Choose what kind of narration you want carefully. Make sure the narrator brings out the story you have.

* TheWatson is the kind of narrator equivalent to the reader, asking the kind of questions the reader should be asking. He's the basic storyteller.
* MrExposition is the kind of narrator who'll provide the reader with information sometimes up to the point of Infodump. AsYouKnow is a common trope for these kinds of narrators.
* [[PosthumousNarration Posthumous Narrator]] is a narrator that's going to die, dead or will die somewhere in the story. This can be a character in the cast, but their death will have to be explained and the story must lead up to their death, show their death or show them dying.
* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe is best suited for a story in which there are a lot of flashbacks or an autobiography. Or a story with hints of the authors past or a lot of AuthorAvatar's.
* InteractiveNarrator can be used in many many ways. This is the kind of narrator you can have fun with and play around with making him snarky or kind and concerned for his story's cast. They don't typically rest behind the FourthWall. They might end up really hating their job.



!! The Narrator is TheChick?!

Having a member of the main cast narrating the story may be difficult for some. Since most literature is written in third-person from a seemingly omnipresent narrator or told from first person from the main character's point of view, having a character that's not the main character may seem like a strange idea to some. To do this the following options may work:
* ChangingPOV
* TheAllConcealingI
* DelayedNarratorIntroduction

!! The Narrator is Me! I'm the Hero!

Having the main character being the narrator is typically done by having the hero tell the story in the first person or NarratingThePresent. However TheHero can be the narrator through LetMeTellYouAStory and [[AndThatLittleGirlWasMe that hero was me]]. Depending on the hero being BookDumb, BookSmart, GenreSavvy, or whatever else can make narration different. It can show how TheHero changes during the story, what lessons they learn, who they come across and how they are maturing throughout the story. This is something to consider.

!! The Narrator is the Omniscient Being We All Thought he was

Having the narrator telling the story in third person is typical for most works. But making the narrator an omniscient being who BreaksTheFourthWall and addresses the reader directly isn't. Having the narrator address the reader through comments at the end of each chapter, through normal narration, or being introduced at the beginning of the story can make the narrator seem alive, like a real person. This can be done creatively in manga or graphic novels, giving the narrator a face and body to call their own, having them appear in their own segments. Typically this is done by giving the narrator no real features, covering up their faces or hiding their identities. However giving the narrator an actual face and body can make the reader feel comfortable and make the narrator more relatable.
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2nd Jan '14 1:48:45 PM Kakai
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* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe is best suited for a story in which there are a lot of flashbacks or an autobiography. Or a story with hints of the authors past or a lot of [[AuthorAvatar]]s.

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* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe is best suited for a story in which there are a lot of flashbacks or an autobiography. Or a story with hints of the authors past or a lot of [[AuthorAvatar]]s.AuthorAvatar's.
7th Feb '13 9:46:42 PM brigpirr
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The Narrator character is not only the narrator of the story being told, but can appear as a character in the story. However, it's the creator's decision to make the narator a part of the cast or not. Whether or not the narrator in your story will be apart of the main cast, here's an article about how to make the narrator an interesting and likeable character.

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The Narrator character is not only the narrator of the story being told, but can appear as a character in the story. However, it's the creator's decision to make the narator narrator a part of the cast or not. Whether or not the narrator in your story will be apart of the main cast, here's an article about how to make the narrator an interesting and likeable character.



* InteractiveNarrator can be used in many many ways. This is the kind of narrator you can have fun with and play around with making him snarky or kind and concerned for his story's cast. They don't typically rest behind the FourthWall. They migth end up really hating their job.



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* InteractiveNarrator can be used in many many ways. This is the kind of narrator you can have fun with and play around with making him snarky or kind and concerned for his story's cast. They don't typically rest behind the FourthWall. They migth might end up really hating their job.





Having a member of the main cast narrating the story may be difficult for some. Since most literature is written in third-person from a semmingly omnipresent narrator or told from first person from the main character's point of view, having a character that's not the main character may seem like a strange idea to some. To do this the fallowing options may work:

to:

Having a member of the main cast narrating the story may be difficult for some. Since most literature is written in third-person from a semmingly seemingly omnipresent narrator or told from first person from the main character's point of view, having a character that's not the main character may seem like a strange idea to some. To do this the fallowing following options may work:



!! The Narrator is the Omnisient Being We All Thought he was

Having the narrator telling the story in third person is typical for most works. But making the narrator an omnisient being who BreaksTheFourthWall and addresses the reader directly isn't. Having the narrator address the reader through comments at the end of each chapter, through normal narration, or being introduced at the begining of the story can make the narrator seem alive, like a real person. This can be done creatively in manga or graphic novels, giving the narrator a face and body to call their own, having them appear in their own segments. Typically this is done by giving the narrator no real features, covering up their faces or hiding their identities. However giving the narrator an actual face and body can make the reader feel comfurtable and make the narrator more relatable.

to:

!! The Narrator is the Omnisient Omniscient Being We All Thought he was

Having the narrator telling the story in third person is typical for most works. But making the narrator an omnisient omniscient being who BreaksTheFourthWall and addresses the reader directly isn't. Having the narrator address the reader through comments at the end of each chapter, through normal narration, or being introduced at the begining beginning of the story can make the narrator seem alive, like a real person. This can be done creatively in manga or graphic novels, giving the narrator a face and body to call their own, having them appear in their own segments. Typically this is done by giving the narrator no real features, covering up their faces or hiding their identities. However giving the narrator an actual face and body can make the reader feel comfurtable comfortable and make the narrator more relatable.
19th Nov '12 4:56:46 PM Fluffness
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Having the main character being the narrator is typically done by having the hero tell the story in the first person or NarratingThePresent. However TheHero can be the narrator through LetMeTellYouAStory and [[AndThatLittleGirlWasMe that hero was me]]. Depending on the hero being BookDumb, BookSmart, GenreSavvy, or whatever else can make narration different. It can show how TheHero changes during the story, what lessons they learn, who they come across and how they are maturing throught eh story. This is something to consider.

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Having the main character being the narrator is typically done by having the hero tell the story in the first person or NarratingThePresent. However TheHero can be the narrator through LetMeTellYouAStory and [[AndThatLittleGirlWasMe that hero was me]]. Depending on the hero being BookDumb, BookSmart, GenreSavvy, or whatever else can make narration different. It can show how TheHero changes during the story, what lessons they learn, who they come across and how they are maturing throught eh throughout the story. This is something to consider.
19th Nov '12 4:54:38 PM Fluffness
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The Narrator character is not only the narrator of the story being told, but can appear as a character in the story. However, it's the creator's decision to make the narator apart of the cast or not. Whether or not the narrator in your story will be apart of the main cast, here's an article about how to make the narrator an interesting and likeable character.

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The Narrator character is not only the narrator of the story being told, but can appear as a character in the story. However, it's the creator's decision to make the narator apart a part of the cast or not. Whether or not the narrator in your story will be apart of the main cast, here's an article about how to make the narrator an interesting and likeable character.
15th Aug '12 7:01:53 PM Lamiaceae
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This is the guy in charge of telling your story. Whether this character is some kind of AuthorAvatar or another character completely, this job is important! Make sure your narrator tells the story the way you want it, in a way that brings the reader in the story and makes the reader want to know more. The narrator is usually reliable, but having TheWatson for the narrator can help the reader think about the situation in the story really think deeply, even telling the reader what they might've overlooked. An UnreliableNarrator can make readers confused, but can be fun to play around with if you do it right. The PosthumousNarrator can be a character in the story, but depending on who is is, it can either work out or sink...

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This is the guy in charge of telling your story. Whether this character is some kind of AuthorAvatar or another character completely, this job is important! Make sure your narrator tells the story the way you want it, in a way that brings the reader in the story and makes the reader want to know more. The narrator is usually reliable, but having TheWatson for the narrator can help the reader think about the situation in the story really think deeply, even telling the reader what they might've overlooked. An UnreliableNarrator can make readers confused, but can be fun to play around with if you do it right. The PosthumousNarrator [[PosthumousNarration Posthumous Narrator]] can be a character in the story, but depending on who is is, it can either work out or sink...



* PosthumousNarrator is a narrator that's going to die, dead or will die somewhere in the story. This can be a character in the cast, but their death will have to be explained and the story must lead up to their death, show their death or show them dying.
* AndThatGirlWasMe is best suited for a story in which there are a lot of flashbacks or an autobiography. Or a story with hints of the authors past or a lot of [[AuthorAvatar]]s.

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* PosthumousNarrator [[PosthumousNarration Posthumous Narrator]] is a narrator that's going to die, dead or will die somewhere in the story. This can be a character in the cast, but their death will have to be explained and the story must lead up to their death, show their death or show them dying.
* AndThatGirlWasMe AndThatLittleGirlWasMe is best suited for a story in which there are a lot of flashbacks or an autobiography. Or a story with hints of the authors past or a lot of [[AuthorAvatar]]s.
15th Aug '12 7:00:29 PM Lamiaceae
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Having the main character being the narrator is typically done by having the hero tell the story in the first person or NarratingThePresent. However TheHero can be the narrator through LetMeTellYouAStory and [[AndThatGirlWasMe that hero was me]]. Depending on the hero being BookDumb, BookSmart, GenreSavy, or whatever else can make narration different. It can show how TheHero changes during the story, what lessons they learn, who they come across and how they are maturing throught eh story. This is something to consider.

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Having the main character being the narrator is typically done by having the hero tell the story in the first person or NarratingThePresent. However TheHero can be the narrator through LetMeTellYouAStory and [[AndThatGirlWasMe [[AndThatLittleGirlWasMe that hero was me]]. Depending on the hero being BookDumb, BookSmart, GenreSavy, GenreSavvy, or whatever else can make narration different. It can show how TheHero changes during the story, what lessons they learn, who they come across and how they are maturing throught eh story. This is something to consider.
30th Jul '12 10:27:10 PM ValLikesTropes
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Having the main character being the narrator is typically done by having the hero tell the story in the first person or NarratingThePresent. However TheHero can be the narrator through LetMeTellYouAStory and [[AndThatGirlWasMe that hero was me]]. Depending on the hero being [[BookDumb]], [[BookSmart]], [[GenreSavy]], or whatever else can make narration different. It can show how TheHero changes during the story, what lessons they learn, who they come across and how they are maturing throught eh story. This is something to consider.

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Having the main character being the narrator is typically done by having the hero tell the story in the first person or NarratingThePresent. However TheHero can be the narrator through LetMeTellYouAStory and [[AndThatGirlWasMe that hero was me]]. Depending on the hero being [[BookDumb]], [[BookSmart]], [[GenreSavy]], BookDumb, BookSmart, GenreSavy, or whatever else can make narration different. It can show how TheHero changes during the story, what lessons they learn, who they come across and how they are maturing throught eh story. This is something to consider.



Having the narrator telling the story in third person is typical for most works. But making the narrator an omnisient being who BreaksTheFourthWall and addresses the reader directly isn't. Having the narrator address

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Having the narrator telling the story in third person is typical for most works. But making the narrator an omnisient being who BreaksTheFourthWall and addresses the reader directly isn't. Having the narrator addressaddress the reader through comments at the end of each chapter, through normal narration, or being introduced at the begining of the story can make the narrator seem alive, like a real person. This can be done creatively in manga or graphic novels, giving the narrator a face and body to call their own, having them appear in their own segments. Typically this is done by giving the narrator no real features, covering up their faces or hiding their identities. However giving the narrator an actual face and body can make the reader feel comfurtable and make the narrator more relatable.
30th Jul '12 10:21:15 PM ValLikesTropes
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* AndThatGirlWasMe is best suited for a story in which there are a lot of flashbacks or an autobiography. Or a story with hints of the authors past or a lot of AuthorAvatars.

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* AndThatGirlWasMe is best suited for a story in which there are a lot of flashbacks or an autobiography. Or a story with hints of the authors past or a lot of AuthorAvatars.[[AuthorAvatar]]s.



Having the main character being the narrator is typically done by having the hero tell the story in the first person or NarratingThePresent. However TheHero can be the narrator through LetMeTellYouAStory and [[AndThatGirlWasMe that hero was me.]]

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Having the main character being the narrator is typically done by having the hero tell the story in the first person or NarratingThePresent. However TheHero can be the narrator through LetMeTellYouAStory and [[AndThatGirlWasMe that hero was me.]]me]]. Depending on the hero being [[BookDumb]], [[BookSmart]], [[GenreSavy]], or whatever else can make narration different. It can show how TheHero changes during the story, what lessons they learn, who they come across and how they are maturing throught eh story. This is something to consider.

!! The Narrator is the Omnisient Being We All Thought he was

Having the narrator telling the story in third person is typical for most works. But making the narrator an omnisient being who BreaksTheFourthWall and addresses the reader directly isn't. Having the narrator address
30th Jul '12 10:14:25 PM ValLikesTropes
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This is the guy in charge of telling your story. Whether this character is some kind of AuthorAvatar or another character completely, this job is important! Make sure your narrator tells the story the way you want it, in a way that brings the reader in the story and makes the reader want to know more. The narrator is usually reliable, but having TheWatson for the narrator can help the reader think about the situation in the story really think deeply, even telling the reader what they might've overlooked. An UnreliableNarrator can make readers confused, but can be fun to play around with if you do it right. The PosthumosNarrator can be a character in the story, but depending on who is is, it can either work out or sink...

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This is the guy in charge of telling your story. Whether this character is some kind of AuthorAvatar or another character completely, this job is important! Make sure your narrator tells the story the way you want it, in a way that brings the reader in the story and makes the reader want to know more. The narrator is usually reliable, but having TheWatson for the narrator can help the reader think about the situation in the story really think deeply, even telling the reader what they might've overlooked. An UnreliableNarrator can make readers confused, but can be fun to play around with if you do it right. The PosthumosNarrator PosthumousNarrator can be a character in the story, but depending on who is is, it can either work out or sink...



* PosthumosNarrator is a narrator that's going to die, dead or will die somewhere in the story. This can be a character in the cast, but their death will have to be explained and the story must lead up to their death, show their death or show them dying.

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* PosthumosNarrator PosthumousNarrator is a narrator that's going to die, dead or will die somewhere in the story. This can be a character in the cast, but their death will have to be explained and the story must lead up to their death, show their death or show them dying.



* InteractiveNarrator can be used in many many ways. This is the kind of narrator you can have fun with and play around with making him snarky or kind and concerned for his story's cast. They don't typically rest behind the FourthWall.



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* InteractiveNarrator can be used in many many ways. This is the kind of narrator you can have fun with and play around with making him snarky or kind and concerned for his story's cast. They don't typically rest behind the FourthWall.


FourthWall. They migth end up really hating their job.





Having the main character being the narrator is typically done by having the hero tell the story in the first person or NarratingThePresent. However TheHero can be the narrator through LetMeTellYouAStory and [AndThatGirlWasMe that hero was me.]

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Having the main character being the narrator is typically done by having the hero tell the story in the first person or NarratingThePresent. However TheHero can be the narrator through LetMeTellYouAStory and [AndThatGirlWasMe [[AndThatGirlWasMe that hero was me.]]]
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