That’s an interesting distinction. One of the laws of storytelling that’s been hammered into me over the years is that MC has to take an active role in solving the big plot problem. But, as you point out, in a novel that problem can be an internal struggle and the active-solution can be one of changing an internal frame of mind rather than an outward action.
Unrelated: I’m brand new here and haven’t figure out notifications yet, so I didn’t realize you’d replied. Sorry for the delay!
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