Penguin Random House Editor Offers Tips on Beefing Up Supporting Characters

Don’t let your supporting characters get lost in the crowd. Photo: sonstroem via Visual hunt / CC BY

Have you thought of making the supporting characters in your novel the stars of their own lives? It’s the key to developing more interesting secondary characters, according to a Penguin Random House editor. (more…)

Top 9 Supporting Characters in Literature

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Boris in “The Goldfinch” is one of the most memorable sidekicks you’ll ever meet in literature.

They’re called sidekicks. They play second fiddle, but some secondary characters are as memorable as the protagonists they support. In fact, well-drawn supporting characters are a hallmark of exceptional novels. (more…)