Here’s another Do I Need to Use a Dragon? (Fantasy Writing Tips) tease from Charles 👍
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Welcome back. I was surprised to find that this was a question. So, I had to touch on it and explain supporting characters. Enjoy.
Do I Need Supporting Characters?
A story can be made or broken by the supporting characters who range from traveling companions to minor villains. Of course, you can have your hero go it alone and have a focus on how someone will carry on when isolated. This is more difficult than one would think because you create a supporting cast as soon as you introduce another character. It might not even be a speaking part. That troll? Supporting character even though it’s a monster. That shop owner selling cheap swords? Supporting even though he only shows up for one scene and has a few simple lines of dialogue. This is a fairly broad definition, but these are all characters who add more color…
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