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The Nemesis Character Type in Your Story

Novels need a cast of characters, and developing rich secondary characters is a pillar of novel construction that cannot be ignored.

In this post and my next one, we’re going to take a look at the three basic types of characters in the supporting cast for your novel. You might have many secondary characters that play these roles, but there are three basic types—meaning, these characters serve a specific purpose in relation to your protagonist.

As I’ve said repeatedly, novels are centered on a protagonist pursuing some visible goal, and this group of characters appears in the novel to impact that in some way. But characters, just like real people, aren’t always so simply defined in motive, purpose, or intent. Continue Reading…