Here is a thought for you who are creating a novel.
What point of view are you telling a story?
I've noticed that a lot of novels coming out and most of the best sellers are from the point of view of the main character instead of a narrator. Agents have been telling me they are looking for stories told from the point of view of the main character because that apparently is what readers want.
If you are having trouble with developing the point of view for your story check out the following tutorial from WRITER'S DIGEST.