secondary characters

September 23, 2009

Character Support Makes a Story Stronger

Focal characters, viewpoint characters, foil characters and sidekicks; prose is filled with so many more people than just the protagonist or the antagonist. In fact, in most novels, television shows, films as in life, a wide variety of personalities make up the cast. Think about a book you read most recently. Think about all the characters in it beyond the main characters. Let’s say you chose a J.D. Robb book. The books feature Eve Dallas and her husband Roarke. Eve and Roarke are undeniably the lead characters of the story, but these books also feature the lives and times of […]