Reblogged from The Story Reading Ape:
There are many different characters we run across in our fiction. Have you seen these characters?
The Invisible Barney: He’s commonplace. Nothing here to inspire. He’s usually a background character who doesn’t have any lines to say. Just a filler basically.
The waitress Jazz: Male or female. There to provide food and clear the table. She/he may have a line or two.
The child Rel: Male or female. Meant to inspire loyalty, love, a sense of belonging. More lines depending on the role. Is the child in danger? A chess piece on the field? The reader starts to pay attention to this sort of character.
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