Sidekicks often turn out to be readers’ favourite characters. That’s exactly what happened to Rita Gurumurthy, the rebellious teacher in the Division Bell trilogy.
A profile of Jennifer Sinclair, protagonist of A House Divided
I’m a student of storytelling. I believe that it’s the most important element of any fiction writer’s craft, and the hardest to get right. Assembling a great sentence is something you learn to do over time. In the average novel, there will be thousands of them, which gives plenty of opportunity for practice and improvement. […]