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Are you ready for NaNoWriMo?
I’m not… but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to have a go!
Every story needs some supporting characters, but if (like me) you find yourself having ten dozen of them… well.
Give ’em the chop.
I’ve recently cut a supporting character out of a book. I didn’t want to. I like him. My readers liked him.
He had to go. He didn’t contribute anything. Originally he was the reason for discovery, he was a quirky kid who made the best of a bad situation.
Did I mention I really liked him?
I cut him dead, instead. Chopped him right out of the story and saved about 2k words, an entire chapter, and (hopefully) speeded up the pace.