Did you read and enjoy Donald Maas book Writing the Breakout Novel? I did. So I was inerested to see that the blog Type M for Murder has an excerpt from Maas’ new book, The Fire in Fiction: Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great. The excerpt discusses the importance of secondary characters. Head on over to read the excerpt.
If you write, do you find secondary characters easy to make interesting and memorable? Or hard? Do your secondary characters start to take the spotlight?
If you read, what books have stood out to you that have secondary characters that aren’t flat?
I just finished Tamora Pierce’s Bloodhound, and I think her secondary characters work well.