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Can I set up a pen name for my story on WattPad?

The stories on Wattpad are presented under your chosen user name for the account that you are using. There is nothing that enforces the use of a 'real' name. From experience, the majority of names do ...
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Can other characters than the main character have point of view?

It's actually very common to write a novel in third person limited perspective where the viewpoint character changes. Usually (but not necessarily) those viewpoint changes happen when a new chapter ...
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Can other characters than the main character have point of view?

You can have a number of point-of-view characters in your story. The main character does not have to be the only one. The main character is the character through whom we experience the story, first ...
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Can other characters than the main character have point of view?

Happened at least Four Times in the Harry Potter Books. (First Chapter from the First Book is told Half through Uncle Vernon's pov, then continued from Dumbledoor's POV. Book 4 opens with the POV of ...
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Can other characters than the main character have point of view?

Sure, you can write a scene or chapter from a minor character's point of view. If you're doing the third person limited form, this is actually quite a common thing to do. One conspicuous instance that ...
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Is it necessary to describe a character's physical appearance in a novel

Not describing any of the characters at all is going to hinder a non-trivial proportion of readers' sense of immersion. Not necessarily critically - but given the (relatively) low effort needed to ...
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Is it necessary to describe a character's physical appearance in a novel

In my experience, most characters come with some description, and most readers want some description. The best descriptions are those that make each word pull double duty. A basic description, like: ...
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Is it necessary to describe a character's physical appearance in a novel

No. It is not necessary. If you feel no need to do so, your reader will probably not feel the need to hear. They'll just make a picture in their head, and it really doesn't matter what colour your ...
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