Or maybe you've been doing it WRONG all these years and that's why you're a reject! This theory is capitulated by some people. (He looks like a nice guy, Charles Deemer; maybe he's right.) Maybe you just need an orphan/ wanderer/ warrior/ martyr protagonist plus a beginning, middle and end. Funny, my novel has one character who is (nearly) all four of those things in an ordinary/extraordinary world. People should be banging down my door! Nah, never mind.