Fiction Writing Made Easy

3 Tips for Writing Unforgettable Secondary Characters

December 07, 2021 Episode 51
Fiction Writing Made Easy
3 Tips for Writing Unforgettable Secondary Characters
Show Notes

In today's episode, I'll walk you through three tips for crafting unforgettable supporting characters.  Here's a preview of what's included:

[01:15] Supporting characters are any characters that are not your protagonist or your antagonist. In general, each supporting character in your story will either support or thwart your protagonist as they try to achieve their goal.
[03:10] Tip #1: Develop your supporting cast of characters just as fully as you would your protagonist and your antagonist.
[05:15] Tip #2: Let your supporting characters represent an aspect of the overarching story.
[07:15] Tip #3: Give your supporting cast of characters a hook to help them stand out.
[11:30] Key points and episode recap.

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