Posted on 03/14/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Forgive us for bringing up one more character in your book to consider.

Editor Diana M. Pho wants authors to remember that their main character’s sidekick, if they exist, needs to serve some sort of purpose.

In the past, the sidekick’s role was relatively limited, but in modern fiction, they tend to have a fuller personality and broader function.

For all of Pho’s character advice, including tips on the supporting cast, antagonist, and anti-hero, check out her post for the Grammar Girl blog.

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