Side Characters Make Your World A Better Place

A romance novel is all about the hero and heroine, their journey to connect and learning to love one another. It can be tempting to put all one’s writing energy and creativity in to those characters, but you do so at your own peril – professionally speaking.

While you want the story to center on the stars, it is the surrounding cast of characters that makes the story interesting, creates intrigue, adds depth to the plot, and fills out the world. Creating interesting secondary and tertiary characters means you have a layered world and community for your hero/heroine to interact with and for your readers to wonder about.

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