WP #182 - Unlock the Secrets to Memorable Side Characters! 🎭

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7 Proven Tips to Develop Unforgettable Side Characters in Your Fiction

Side characters are almost as important as main characters in that they help move your story along and provide sources of conflict.

Unforgettable side characters like Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings are so important and pivotal, the story wouldn’t work without them.

If well-written, side characters remain in your memory long after the story is over. Today, we will focus on how to develop side characters worth remembering.

Be sure to download the Characterization Worksheet included in the Resources section of the post.

This week's question is: Who are your favorite side characters, and why do you love them so much? Please share.

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