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NaNoWriMo Prep: Support Systems

(Catch up on Prep Advice from Week One and Week Two.)

A support system is important when writing a novel- you want to make sure you have strong points throughout so that you can avoid that notorious sagging middle, and to ensure you actually make it all the way to the finish line at the end of your story. 426 more words


Supporting Characters: Friends and Allies

As a writing tool, a protagonist’s best friends and allies can be very useful to help explain exposition, plot twists, your protagonist’s backstory, or to be the sounding board to your protagonist’s emotions and revelations.  728 more words


The Importance of Supporting Characters

In Nancy Meyers’ movie The Holiday, Eli Wallach’s character, Arthur Abbott, tells Kate Winslet’s character: “Iris, in the movies we have leading ladies and we have the best friend. 570 more words


Darling Supporting Characters

On my very first archetype post, Amy, from the blog Inkcouragenent, asked if I could have a post about secondary characters.  I am ending the archetype series with this topic, because it is an archetype that is sometimes an afterthought in writing.   782 more words

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Supporting Characters – Sergeant Homer Decoudreau

Homer is a favorite of a friend of mine. She just loves him and thinks I should write more about him and his sexcapades. Well, Em, this one’s for you. 391 more words