I hate main characters. I only like supporting characters. Is it possible to write a novel with no main characters?

I think my novel needs an evil clown, but I have no interest in writing a novel about an evil clown.

srah - Tuesday, 1 November 2005 - 5:21 PM
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gravatar Allison - November 1, 2005 - 7:14 PM -

Think about the context. What if the evil clown was in a dream? Or was a clown costume, that turned people evil when they put it on? Or what if there were 2 brothers: one was evil and the other was a clown (who was not necessarily evil)? Or maybe the evil clown was only a catalyst to some action in the main story, and not necessarily the focus of the story? Hmm... see so many options!

BTW: how did you get your little picture in the browser tab? (I use Netscape.)

gravatar srah - November 1, 2005 - 7:40 PM -

It's a favicon.

gravatar srah - November 1, 2005 - 9:29 PM -

Solution: Drunken clown!

I have no idea where this story's going, but it's got a drunken clown baking cookies, dammit!

gravatar katie - November 1, 2005 - 10:57 PM -

If you don't want to write a novel about an evil clown, then just make him a supporting character. You seem to like those. :)

gravatar Somewhat - November 2, 2005 - 11:56 AM -

Yay for drunken clowns!

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