Recognize Split Narratives – TIP

How do you realize you’re running a split narrative and not showcasing key secondary character development?

When the story focuses on your secondary character, are they still progressing the main characters narrative? If not, you’re split!
Also, when the story focuses on your secondary character, if you can completely change up their scene without affecting the main character’s narrative in any way, you’re split!

About the Author —
Nick Macari is a full-time freelance story consultant, developmental editor and writer, working primarily in the independent gaming and comic markets. His first published comic appeared on shelves via Diamond in the late 90’s. Today you can find his comic work on comixology, amazon and in select stores around the U.S.  Visit for social media contacts and news on his latest releases.