Minor characters are not Guy #1

In the movie Galaxy Quest there is a character with no name convinced he was going to die because the extra person on any exploration was killed by an alien.
One should be careful not to throw away background characters. Even if they don’t have a name or a place in your plot, a small description of a pauper boy, a leggy onlooker or an injured football player can add to your scene’s atmosphere.
In other words, every word and every character counts.


About 3by3 writing method

The author of 12 books, half of them textbooks, two novels and three self help. has struggled with his challenges of completion, distractions, plotting and writers block. Finally after getting stopped I stopped and analyzed what was going on and spent a lot of introspection, research and reading trying to locate the source of these issues. The result of was the 3by3 writing method - a three step program to start and then continue the process of completing a story all the way to publication.
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