Saturday, November 9, 2013

Protagonist with no name? What?!?! #amwriting #amreading #experimenting

I've tried to something a bit experimental with my soon-to-be released novella, The Beacon

I've written it without ever naming the protagonist. 

I wanted to see if I could do it in such a way that it wouldn't be missed. If I could successfully write a story in which we never learn the name of the protagonist but it still works, you know?

I think I have achieved that, and from the reports coming in from those who have read the novella to date it appears I have been successful. 

This may have been done by other authors before, but I've never read a book written in this way. Have you?

So what I want to know from you is - what do you think about this idea?

Does it turn you on?

Does it turn you off?

Are you indifferent to it?

Will it make you want to read The Beacon to see if you think I pulled it off?


  1. I have read a story in which the main character was never named. I noticed at the beginning, accepted, moved on, wondered again at the end. And adored it. So yeah, I might try The Beacon to see if you pulled it off (grin).

    1. I'm glad to hear that SM. Looking forward to hearing what you think. :)

  2. She pulls it off SM I know this because after I read it and was asked about it was when it dawned on me. I never even realised I was so immersed in the story.

    1. I'm glad you think so Jessica. I think we'll have to let SM make up her own mind. For the record everyone, Jessica had an ARC copy because she is my most loyal and participating Abite. But of course she is not biased. ;)