Titles, character names, and pronouns

Pronouns replace nouns:

Rex barked.
He barked.

To replace a story title, use the pronoun “it”:

My favorite story is “Cinderella.” It is about…
My favorite story is “Mother Hulda.” It is about…
My favorite story is “Hansel and Gretel.” It is about…
My favorite story is “Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs.” It is about…

To replace a character’s name, use “he,” “she,” or “they“:

My favorite character is Cinderella. She
My favorite character is Mother Hulda. She
My favorite characters are Hansel and Gretel. They
My favorite character is Snow-White. She

Don’t use “he,” “she,” or “they” to refer to the story title:

WRONG RIGHT
 In “Cinderella,” she…
(“Cinderella” is the story title.)
 In “Cinderella,” Cinderella marries the prince.
OR:
In the story of “Cinderella,” Cinderella marries the prince.
OR:
In the story “Cinderella,” Cinderella marries the prince.
 In “Mother Hulda,” she…
(“Mother Hulda” is the story title.)
 In “Mother Hulda,” Mother Hulda showers the daughter in gold.
 In “Hansel & Gretel,” they…
(“Hansel & Gretel” is the story title.)
 In “Hansel & Gretel,” Hansel & Gretel slay the witch.
In “Snow-White & the Seven Dwarfs,” she…
(“Snow-White & the Seven Dwarfs” is the story title.)
In “Snow-White & the Seven Dwarfs,” Snow-White lives with seven dwarfs.

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