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How to Build a Cast of Supporting Characters in Your Next Story

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How to Build a Cast of Supporting Characters in Your Next Story
Hi everyone,
Recently someone asked me if supporting characters were important in a story. My answer was a resounding YES! Supporting (or secondary) characters are sometimes overlooked by writers and can be overshadowed by “larger” (or more interesting) main characters. But, if developed the right way, they enhance a story and make the hero or heroine shine.
Almost every main character needs a secondary character to “play” off of, whether it’s a meddling nosy neighbor (remember Mrs. Kravitz from Bewitched?), a trusty sidekick (Batman’s Robin), or a best friend (Hermione from Harry Potter). Supporting characters help move a story along by giving out information, getting themselves or other characters into (or …

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