39. Four Steps To Writing Strong Minor Characters

Think of some of your favourite characters in books or movies. A few of those favourites are probably not the protagonist, right? Kudos to the writer of that story for making such a great minor character that they actually become some people’s favourites! There is a straightforward way to make an amazing, three-dimensional supporting cast that readers will fall in love with.

In this lesson, we'll discuss:

  • How to use physical hooks to make readers remember every minor character in your story.

  • Creating simple but effective backstories that bring minor characters to life.

  • How you can strengthen your theme and your cast by constructing them around one another.

  • Tips for dealing with a lot of characters, like if your story takes place in a school, academy, or kingdom.

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Good dialogue makes your book stand out to publishers and readers. Try these exercises to add subtext and refine your characters' lines.

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