This month of daily writing advice will include tidbits, tips, and sometimes tricks. This isn’t a replacement for editing or book coaching, it’s meant as a jumping off point for exploration and thought! I hope it helps! ~Amy
Creating Kicka$$ Secondary Characters
Keep these tips in mind when creating your secondary characters.
- Secondary characters (not townspeople) must have their own arc.
- BUT, they are in the novel in service to your protagonist’s story as well as to themselves.
Here are a few ways you might look at secondary characters for women’s fiction, specifically–as an antagonist, confidant, sidekick, supporter. I’m sure there are more, but that’s what pops to mind before coffee! Have any to add?
SEE YOU TOMORROW!