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Creating Memorable Characters

It’s hard to overstate the importance of strong characters in a narrative. Think of all of the characters from fiction that you never forgot (Scarlett O’Hara-Gone With the Wind, Sherlock Holmes, Robin Hood, King Arthur, Dorothy-Wizard of Oz). 490 more words

Make your Minor Characters Memorable

I received this critique the past week in regards to four minor characters in my novel. “A lot of new characters have been introduced and they all run together in my mind. 250 more words

Kettle of Fish

When you hear of a book called ‘Minor Characters’ which has won the National Critics Books Circle Award, you know you want to read it. 457 more words


Majoring on Minors

We must certainly be in a novel;
What I like about this novelist
is that he takes such trouble
about his minor characters.

–G. K. Chesterton

The Love Of God

Highs and Lows

I wanted you
and you wanted me too
But between
falling to where we want us to be
staying in your safe space away from the edge, 29 more words

Minor Characters

Dear Minor Characters: WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS?

Friends, I have a problem. I’m pretty sure my minor characters are trying to take over the world.

Or, at the very least, they’re trying to take over my story. 346 more words


Compelling Minor Characters

Lily White, the protagonist of my WIP, lives in Detroit and works as a P.I. She used to have a very different life, in Blue Lake, my fictional tourist town on Lake Huron in northern Michigan. 304 more words