As a red dwarf star is donating material to a white dwarf until there is a nova. What happens to the red dwarf during the nova? Is there an increase in nucleosynthesis within the red dwarf due to its close proximity? If so, how would that change the periodicity and type of later novas? If you were positioned on the other side of the red dwarf would there be a significantly different perspective on the nova event or would the magnetic field of the red dwarf skew that?