It Takes a Village: Writing Supporting Characters with Tere Michaels

Character It Takes a Village: Writing Supporting Characters with Tere Michaels

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  1. Characters
  2. Dialogue
  3. POV
  4. Voice
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An exploration of world-building, development of plot and main characters through secondary characters.


At the end of the day, no matter what the genre or trope, whether it’s happening in Alabama or on Mars, we are all trying to create the best possible characters to tell our story.

Writers spend a lot of time on their main characters – our heroes, our villains. We want them to be unique and memorable, leaping off the pages or screen to grab the reader and pull them into the world.

But that world needs to be populated. By names and faces (and the nameless and faceless) who bring forth information, distractions, difficulties and even just color and commentary. They are the supporting characters and to forget to give them the attention and depth they deserve is to short-change both yourself and your readers.

We’ll talk about the different types of supporting characters, their function, the do’s and don’ts to making them memorable (and how not to let them take over) and how to tell the difference between a supporting character and a misplaced main character.
Start date
Sep 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM
End date
Sep 26, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Registration end date
Sep 15, 2021 at 6:00 PM
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