If you are looking for a theme in your book (if it’s a story, there is one), check out this interesting site. It lists the seven deadly sins, too. Add exaggeration (the most _______ in the world), and these qualities can help you create a powerful character.
Everyone who has taken an English class knows that every story has a protagonist. The audience lives the adventure through that main character. Sometimes, there seem to be exceptions, but when such a story works, it’s usually because the protagonist has taken a different form. Here’s an article about a popular film that seems to disobey the rule.
If you do not know about Query Tracker, it’s worth checking out. One bonus is their terrific email newsletter. This article is about a tricky but vital step in constructing a story–selecting the main character. It has happened to me, I know. A story that starts out one way turns another. This is well worth a read.