Karen Odden returns to talk about how we can make our secondary and side characters memorable to readers. Secondary characters help give our stories shape and our often the characters who readers fall in love with. Think Ron and Hermione from Harry Potter. Han Solo from Star Wars. They add depth and color. And if writers don’t keep their side characters in check, they can try to take over.
Karen first came on the show in Episode 15, when we discussed the research and effort she put into finding the right literary agent for her Victorian-era historical novels; the benefits of writing to a niche market; and the significant role the research plays in her writing.
The Write Approach, Episode 23: How to Make Your Side Characters Sizzle with Karen Odden
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Karen Odden’s website — https://karenodden.com/
Barbara Hinske’s author website — https://barbarahinske.com/
J. W. Judge’s author website — https://jwjudge.com/
J. W. Judge’s writing blog — https://expectantwriter.com/