I am working on a ghost story and feel like it is falling flat. In my novel writing class we discussed how some novels are mainly a series of stories with one central element that ties them all together. I am thinking about doing that with my story. My main focus has always been the setting more so than the actual characters. The setting is based on a real location in Ohio, it is a huge cemetery with lots of beautiful ornate hand carved statues, mausoleums, and a large Victorian style house sitting on the property. The house was built in 1848, the same year the cemetery was established. The setting is real but the story is mainly my imagination, plus some of the historical ghost stories that have been tossed around about the place over the years. If I do this style of writing a novel, do I need to have some central character in the story or can the house and cemetery itself be the main characters?