Check out this great post from the Blonde Write More blog on how to handle attention-seeking minor characters.
If you have never rolled your eyes at a minor character, who has ideas above their station, and then found yourself shouting, through your laptop screen,“will you stop being such an attention grabbing minor character!” - you haven’t lived!
Some minor characters are born into your story knowing they are never going to be centre stage and make it their fictional life ambition to change this. So frustrating!
If you let things get out of hand with one of these minor characters, before long, you will be changing the direction of your entire book to suit THEM! Just watch out for those filthy looks and death stares from your main characters.
There’s nothing worse than trying to write a scene and being distracted by some diva of a minor character who believes you made a big mistake when main character roles were handed out.
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