A few months ago, I introduced a new character to Julius. He appears in the beginning of Part One, but the reader doesn’t know much about him, his motivation, or his relationship to Corinne. After much debate, I decided to give Yevgeny Durov his own point-of-view. He no longer is a minor secondary character, but a major player—one who has an important job within the story.
I suppose I can give it all away here, but I won’t. My accountability partner has the privilege to get acquainted with Genya, but you can obviously guess, considering the theme of the story (for those who have been following the saga) that my new character is Russian.
Corinne has become quite fond of “The Russian” as she refers to him. And I admit that I don’t blame her one bit. He’s charming, attractive, and she’s comfortable with him as if she’s known him for years. Okay, that’s all I’m saying.
Why introduce a new character and give his own POV in the second part of the book? Simply because it works in the narrative. I know the followers of craft rules will tell me that I am adding too many characters and that too many point-of-views will get confusing, but I’ve come to realize the deeper I get into this story that I need all these different voices. They are the many layers of a complex tale I’m attempting to write. By complicating the story, I think it’s becoming more interested. AAnd because I am the main reader, I want to know what’s next.
On that note, it’s time to see what Corinne’s Russian has up his sleeve and how he’ll be complicating everyone involved in Julius.