I’ve come to the conclusion that if you want to write a ghost story, write a ghost story. The ghost can be the main character, or one of the more interesting characters, but it’s clearly a ghost in a ghost story.
If you want to write mainstream fiction, write that. Babies are born, children grow up, people grow old and die. Die. They go away. (That’s what “die” means.) This would be okay if it were a ghost story, because ghosts are usually considered to be dead people (vampire are the undead, but I digress). But if it’s mainstream fiction, there’s really no place for a ghost, particularly one who sticks around forever and is at least as much of a presence as the other “main” characters.
Some writers get it. Some don’t. Guess what kind of writer Batiuiuiuiuik is.
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