Welcome back to The Merry Writer Podcast. Today Rachel and I are talking about characters again, as we ask (and answer) the question: "How Do You Write A Story With Multiple Main Characters?"
Since we are still in January, I thought I'd take this opportunity to look back over my blog and see which posts people seemed most interest in visiting.
I am always working on this blog, planning content, updating old posts, adding to my ever-growing list of topics, listening to my readers requests...so I wanted to see how last year turned out.
It was my best year ever for visitors and comments and I'm so thrilled about that. So I decided to have a look at which blog posts people really loved.
So today I want to talk about dealing with a massive cast of character. I am talking about main and secondary characters (not the odd village baker passing through a random scene never to be heard from again).
If you're not sure what I mean by a large cast of characters, think Lord of the Rings. As well as the main cast of the Fellowship, there were also additional characters that came in and hung around for a while. They were fleshed out and with their own thread in the plot.