Just as no burger is complete without its fries, no protagonist is complete without his sidekick, or his mother, or his entomologist, or whatever side character you decide to give him. This week we talk about why side characters are important, and how to do them well.
Writing Prompt: Bring a side character from the future, bring them back to the past and write a story about them.
This week’s Writing Excuses is brought to you by Schlock Mercenary: The Teraport Wars by Howard Tayler
Dan’s Bunny Book (AKA Blacker Darkness) (Word 2003 format)
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