So, I was doing some research for a character in my next novel and came across this video on YouTube. The seven signs of a psychopath, I’m now convinced him surrounded by them😀 Seriously though, this video shined some light on what psychologists look for when determining rather or not a person is a psychopath. Fascinating information everyone should understand.
You have your protagonist and antagonist but what about those secondary characters. After all, a painting isn’t a single color. It has a supporting cast of colors to make the picture come alive.
That’s why you need complicated, well built, and fully formed secondary characters in your story. To make that perfect world in which your protagonist can overcome and conquer all.
Below is an article from NYbookEditors that will walk you through the steps of crafting believable secondary characters. There is also a video of the types of characters each novel should have. I hope you enjoy and use what you learn to sell more books🤓
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