Great article on easy ways to bring minor characters to life:
Believe it or not, minor characters can be some of the most memorable. That being said, they don’t get a lot of exposure, so it can be tricky to flesh them out to be vibrant and fun. Here are seven practical strategies to accomplish just that:
Name minor characters
Don’t settle for ‘the rich lady in heels.’ Give minor characters a name to automatically bring their identity to the next level.
Caricaturize minor characters
Minor characters won’t be super developed, so it’s okay to caricaturize one or two of their traits to enhance their stage presence.
Give minor characters recognizable physical traits
Unique physical distinctions are an easy way of making minor characters a little more memorable, and can provide for humor, intrigue, curiosity, etc.
Showcase minor characters multiple times
If you introduce a minor character in chapter three, why not have her make a second appearance in chapter fourteen? She’s a…
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