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What are supporting characters? When I first think of the term, images come to mind of behind-the-scenes people. The ones without whom the main characters couldn’t function. 523 more words

How to repair a violin that was dropped despite numerous – numerous! – warnings to hold it carefully

At some point in your little darling’s violin career, he or she will drop the violin. Accidents happen! Of course, perhaps they wouldn’t happen if we all held the violin properly and firmly, the way Mommy told us to, but, well, it can’t be un-dropped now. 576 more words

Violin Practice

30 DAYS OF WRITES: The Gang's All Here!

*This post is a part of the 30 Days of Writes – One Page A Day, for the month-long A to Z Blog Challenge. If you want to see more A to Z participants click on the link  527 more words

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Creative Writing Tip: Character Traits in Secondary Characters

Hi, everyone. I’m Victoria, and I’m a sidekick-aholic.

I got to thinking this afternoon about my favorite books and my favorite characters, to come up with an idea for a blog post, and I realized that a ridiculous number of my favorite characters are not the heroes but the sidekicks. 535 more words


armenpogharian reblogged this on Armenpog's Blog and commented:

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.

DWJ March - Favourite supporting character

I started out by thinking that the obvious answer is Millie, from the Chrestomanci books, but actually, the more I think about this, the more there are fantastic supporting characters in all of Jones’ books. 679 more words


Till Death Do Us Part

She went about her business while scolding him. Her multi-tasking skills honed to a painful proficiency. She folded the starchy clothing with vigor and stacked them neatly with force. 773 more words

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