Check out this great post from Rachel Poli’s blog on the 9 types of characters in fiction
Did you know there are different types of characters? I mean, in addition to the typical “protagonist” and “antagonist.”
Each and every character you create is important. It doesn’t matter if they’re a minor character, a main character, or secondary. Each and every one of them has a job to do and they need to do it well.
1. Confidante Character
A confidante is someone or something the main character confides in. Readers can learn a lot about the main character’s personality and thoughts through this. The confidante can be another character or it can be the inside pages of the main character’s diary.
2. Dynamic or Developing Character
A dynamic character is someone who changes throughout the story. This may be a good change or a bad one, but their motivations, desires, or even their personality changes due to something in the story. This is usually a permanent change and…
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