ALL HAIL THE DONGER! Why Secondary Characters Are So Important, A Craft of Writing Post by Bethany Crandell
Quirky, unique, trait-driven secondary characters are my bread and butter, people, both as a writer and a reader, which is why I knew I had to tackle the following question on today’s guest post:
Many of my critique partners tell me that in each story of mine that they've read that my secondary character is more interesting than my protagonist. This is because I tend to keep my protag more "common man" while my secondary can be more fringe. Do I risk losing wide reader appeal if I write more crazy protagonists?The very simple answer to this question is, I DUNNO…BUT WHO CARES?!