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Others have said no. Consider yes You don't need to have a common narrator to tie stories together and provide continuity. But, maybe your story can work with a narrator, or a sequence of related narrator's who maintain continuity, it may give you a way to tie story parts together. The narrator can be an omniscient narrator, or a narrator in a frame that ...


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No if all of the stories are linked together. I have actually done a collection of 1st person linked stories, but I had two story arks (you don't have to do this though). One of them was about the story arc of main protagonist through the eyes of the some of the protagonists eyes, and the other was about the achivements of the main character through the eyes ...


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A common narrator isn’t needed for linked short stories to feel unified. Events, both in the past or future, can provide the connective tissue to build engagement with the over all arc of the collection. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury is one example of this kind of very challenging story telling. If you are finding that engagement with your ...


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Short answer: No. In general, there are plenty of novels that deal with separate issues even, that don't have a singular protagonist. The one book that comes to mind is "Your House is on Fire, your Children All Gone", which reads like a bunch of short stories, but overall is marketed as a "novel". You are free to write your stories any ...


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An effective method of characterization is to draw attention to the 'things' the character notices as they move the setting. The objects that you notice when you enter a room can reflect a lot about your inner state. For instance, if you come home when you are really tired and exhausted, the comfortableness of a sofa with lots of pillows might be the thing ...


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