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We all know that not all good ideas spring forth from our own minds. While I don't do it often, sometimes I find a fellow author's blog that resonates with me and I feel the need to share. I'm a bit late in discovering this gem about the likeability of supporting characters (Victoria Grefer posted it almost a year ago), but I think it's better to share it late than to never share it at all.
I've experienced similar feelings in many books I've read (e.g., I prefer Silk to Garion in the Belgariad) and even feel it in my own writing. The Warders began as a vehicle to explore Toran's struggles with his mixed ancestry, but the strength (and my liking) of the supporting characters has turned it into more of an ensemble cast (rather like the TV show Friends). Perhaps it's the supporting character effect rather than my ambling skills as a writer. That said, here's Victoria's original post. I hope you enjoy it, and as always, thanks for reading.