Alex, this is true. A narrator is a character in the novel too. I think though if the novel were narrated by (e.g.) Bob Jones, scuba diver, or Mary Smith, Avon lady, readers would accept Bob and Mary as being fictional characters, not as some kind of statement. Whereas if you have a novel narrated by God, I wonder if people will take it as being a religious book, somehow. Which it isn't intended to be. I'm agnostic, personally - but does/ should that stop me from
Is there maybe an alternative way to achieve the same thing?
Maybe. I may not have to explicitly call
the narrator God - I have been thinking about this. He can just be the narrator, who one of the characters is assuming is God, since that character doesn't know they are fictional.<Added>
I know, commercially it's probably a suicide mission!
But I think it would be such an interesting book to write.
Flora, no, not read that - I read Godless by Pete Hautzig, which tbh I found a bit disappointing - I wanted a bit more from it somehow. Will look up that book.<Added>
oops, just noticed a sentence got cut off. 'stop me from putting God as a character in a novel?'