Trimming the cast every now and then will help clean up your story. This section explains how to check your cast and trim the characters who are not adding to the story.
Every story needs characters of some sort to tell the tale. The following 7 character roles are the essential roles in any story.
The villain opposes the. This makes him the second most important character in the story. Villains are usually antagonists though not all antagonists are villains.
The villain must be as three-dimensional as the hero and larger than life. He has reasons for doing what he does and does things that set your teeth on edge. A good villain won’t just be interesting, he will be remembered.