Recently I wrote a story and I shared it with my friend for a feedback. He advised me that I am using the definite article “the” a lot. But I think that is not the case. I will give you an example on how I use “the”.
Whenever I have to introduce a character for the first time I always use “a/an” and then afterwards I use “the” before the character.
For instance, if I were to write, “There was a rat that lived in a palace”. So from here onwards whenever I use the word “rat” (not “it”) I put “the” before it.
I know that I can’t use “a” here, and also I can’t just write “rat” because I think when we write about something that is definite we should always use “the”.
Please, pardon my English. I hope I am making sense here. Any help is much appreciated.